Summer of Sharing Campaign
Community Financial Credit Union has been enhancing the lives of our members and our communities for over 65 years. The word “community” is not only in our name, but it is the core of what we do. We know that Community Financial would not exist without our members and the communities in which they live.
Strong business can only grow from a strong community that benefits everyone, which is why helping nonprofits, educational, and community groups is a part of our culture. We believe these groups have a tremendous impact on the communities we serve and it’s both our responsibility and pleasure to support them. We are committed to the communities where we do business and have devoted both time and money to help them succeed. Partnerships with local school districts, The Salvation Army, United Way and American Cancer Society are just a few of the ways we are making a difference.
To help build stronger communities, we are reaching out to our neighbors and asking for your help. Think about it.
What GOOD could you do with $1,000? What charity, community group or school group could use some extra funds?
Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2017.
This year we celebrated summer by choosing from the 262 stories submitted on this site and awarded 60 - $1,000 grants to organizations in Michigan*. Click the See button to view the charities, community groups and school programs we were able to support this year.
Otsego County Food Pantry
Posted By: Bob Wright - Chairperson Otsego County Food Pantry (June 7, 2017)
Our mission statement “We Feed People” says it all. We distribute emergency food to people who live or work in Otsego County.
We help support 2,241 families in 2016 by providing an emergency two-week supply of food up to three times in a twelve-month period. We help nearly 300 kids by supplementing weekend meals by providing backpacks of nutritious foods.
All this is made possible through charitable contributions of food & funding from individuals, organization and businesses.
We rely solely on volunteers to operate all facets of the operation; without these volunteers, we could not do what we are able to do. Our volunteers log an estimated 12,000 hours annually; ordering food; picking up food fresh & rescued from local businesses; rotating stock in and out of the storage building; stocking pantry shelves daily, serving the clients & preparing back-packs weekly.
Achieve Charter Academy-2nd Grade
Posted By: Lindsay Andrade (June 6, 2017)
Achieve works hard to meet the individual needs of diverse learners. Teachers provide individual instruction and students are able to do activities at their level. This $1000 would help with technology and STEM resources to provide more applicable learning to the 21st century learners in our building. We would be able to get more students on devices in a day, increasing the amount of interaction with research, resources and the outside world. This will also allow students to learn technology skills such as typing and research to provide the necessary skills for college and the career force.
Posted By: Sue O'Connor (June 6, 2017)
Forgotten Harvest Fleet is adding a new truck! This new truck will help us rescue more food - that would otherwise go to waste - and deliver it to good people who would otherwise go hungry.
Forgotten Harvest received a generous donation from RoseAnn and Robert Comstock toward the purchase of this new truck. But we still need to raise an additional $35,000 - so we need your help!
Everyone who donates or raises $250 will get his or her name on the new Forgotten Harvest Community Truck!
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
Posted By: Chelsie Armstrong (June 5, 2017)
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (GSHOM) serves over 6,500 girls and 2,000 adult volunteers in Livingston, Washtenaw, and western Wayne counties. For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has been the premier leadership organization for young girls. Our mission is to build girls over courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouts provides a fun and safe environment for girls to try new things and make new friends. At GSHOM, we believe all girls should have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting and benefit from its youth development programs, regardless of circumstance. $1,000 would provide financial assistance for girls, allowing them to discover their unique talents, encourage them to take risks, and help them gain leadership skills in order to lead extraordinary lives. (P.S. Did you know that every female astronaut who has flown in space is a Girl Scout alumnae?!)
Posted By: Courtney Croslin (June 5, 2017)
As a member of First Step, I have had instances in which I have had to hear the pain in a mothers voice, the ache of a child, or the need in a man when they have been abused. I have had to verbally hold a persons hand and give them strength as they were in the process of committing suicide. I have had to make hard, quick and concise judgments to save lives, to bring survivors into shelter and to impact a child’s future. None of this is possible without organizations like first step. Without First Step, how will the abused heal? And Survive? I hope that you see the importance of this organization and the impact it has made in its community by working with community members, hospitals, police departments and other organizations to protect our families and to end the cycle of violence.