SUMMER OF SHARING
Community Financial Credit Union has been enhancing the lives of our members and our communities for over 70 years. The word “community” is not only in our name, but it is the core of everything we do. Community Financial remains committed to supporting the communities we serve—but we need your help!
What GOOD Could You Do With $1,000?
Do you know of a worthy organization that could use some extra funds? This summer, Community Financial is donating $60,000 to nonprofit, educational, and community organizations throughout Michigan!*
That’s $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 13, 2022 – September 2, 2022!
Begining June 1st, you'll be able to SHARE your story of which organization you think deserves $1,000 for the great work they do in our community.
East Parent-Teacher Council
Posted By: Jody Hurtubise (June 19, 2022)
I would like to nominate East Parent-Teacher Council. to fund their Wednesday Wonder program. The Wednesday Wonder program offers enrichment and exploratory opportunities for the students outside the standard curriculum and is offered during advisory class on Wednesdays. Teachers offer "courses" for the grading period. Some examples include games (chess, euchre, strategy games), research (Star Trek, Holidays round the world), Project based (build a rocket, rock band, school beautification), clubs (service projects, Science Olympiad), fitness (yoga, walking, strength and conditioning), skills (acting/improv, 3-D printing, photography), or academic (study hall, book club, math help). Students select a "course" based on their interests. The funds would be used to purchase supplies for the Wednesday Wonder program offerings such as yarn/knitting needles, pedometers to track # of steps, origami paper, 3-D printing supplies, additional games etc.)
Sasha Farm Animal Sanctuary
Posted By: Janice Cantelon (June 18, 2022)
Sasha Farm rescues and cares for some 200 farm animals--many who were abused and neglected. The sanctuary includes horses, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, cats and more. Many of the rescued animals are timid and scared when they arrive but settle into a happy life at Sasha. The farm relies on volunteers to feed the animals and maintain farm operations. COVID has made it difficult to fund raise and secure enough volunteers to keep operations running.
Plymouth Council on Aging
Posted By: Donna Lee Barnes (June 18, 2022)
The Plymouth Council on Aging provides social programs as well as health information programs, exercise classes,
craft activities, medical lending closet and other
services to serve the needs of Senior Citizens in the Plymouth and Plymouth Township Community. For some of these seniors, it is the only social interaction they have outside their homes.
Stand With Trans
Posted By: Brandon Walden (June 18, 2022)
I nominate Stand With Trans for a charity donation. As someone who knows trans people and their stories. There's a lot of progress that still needs to be made. On top of that I am a trans woman myself so I've seen this first hand. Stand With Trans is helping make that progress happen, they provide a place for trans people to go to feel safe and get their bearings straight in a very chaotic journey. They provide resources, hold events, and they will be the pride for those who struggle to have pride if needed. They are also a Michigan charity as well which is the cherry on top. Please choose Stand With Trans for a donation <3.
Posted By: Kathleen Switalski (June 18, 2022)
I have been a member of Community Financial Credit Union since 1987.
I would like to nominate GSHOM 7901 for the Summer of Sharing money.
This program started in 1929 with the Boy Scouts. The most famous of which was former President Gerald Ford. In 1974 Girl Scouts started serving.
The scouts are in training for one year before going to the island. They must know flag etiquette and Michigan and Mackinac Island history. They do four major service projects while on the island from cleaning trails, weeding gardens, painting benches, to cleaning tombstones. They raise and lower 27 flags everyday. It is an exceptional program. However, because of COVID and rapid rise in the cost of food, gasoline, uniforms , etc. this program is struggling to meet expenses. This is the "last" service camp in the United States, unique to our great state of Michigan. Thank you.