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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.

 

 

Stories

Region 9 Area Agency on Aging/NEMCSA Inc.

Posted By: Susan Bowen (August 10, 2017)
The Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program helped 5,696 seniors and disabled persons save almost $3 million in healthcare costs in 2016. Trained volunteer counselors provide free unbiased education enabling seniors and persons with disabilities to make informed choices about their healthcare and prescription coverage. Volunteers commit many hours to training and learning the complexities of Medicare and Medicaid so they can explain the programs in easy to understand terms, in one-on-one confidential counseling situations. They can assist in applying for subsidies that help pay for premiums/copays; help dispute/appeal denied Medicare claims; and assist in enrolling in Part D plans. This program is essential to the peace of mind and well-being of people facing the daunting systems of Medicare and Medicaid and is offered in 12 counties of northeast Michigan through the Region 9 Area Agency on Aging. $1,000 would enable the region to provide more volunteer training and serve more Medicare beneficiaries.

Montmorency County Conservation Club

Posted By: William Houston (August 10, 2017)
The Montmorency County Conservation Club is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit. A segment of our Mission is to promote conservation throughout the area with a focus on educational programs. We do this by providing(last five years)the "Tracks" magazine which is published by Michigan United Conservation Club to each 4th and 5th grader in the Atlanta, Hillman,and Lewiston schools. Last year: 168 copies @$3.75 each for $630. "Tracks" magazine is written primarily for elementary students: excellent pictures of animals and their "homes", plant characteristics and types,life cycles, environmental guidelines, forest and game management programs, preservation topics with the overall goal to get these youngsters up and outdoors so that they can have a broader knowledge of nature and conservation. We are requesting $700 for the cost of purchasing and distributing the "Tracks" magazine to all 4th and 5th graders in Montmorency county during the 2017-18 school year.

Master Gardener Association of Wayne County

Posted By: Jacqueline Spears (August 9, 2017)
he Canton Master Gardeners have paired up with the Canton Farmers Market for an incredible cause. The Market was able to construct a grant-funded hoop house to grow food for donations. The Master Gardeners stepped in to help grow, maintain, and harvest food. They have done so without expectation of praise or anything in return. As of mid-August, the group has donated over 450 pounds of food from our little hoop house and has a goal of 1,000 pounds by the end of the season. We hope to double this number next year with the addition of planting beds, equipment, and materials to upkeep the hoop house structure. Please help us strengthen this project for next season so that we can continue to support those in need in our community!

Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Posted By: Alex Cerveniak (August 9, 2017)
Have you heard about the new Pigeon River Country State Forest Discovery Center? Expected to open in early September, the Discovery Center will be a place for folks of all ages to learn about the history, management, challenges and opportunities that exist within Pigeon River Country State Forest, just northeast of Gaylord.

The Headwaters Chapter of Trout Unlimited's (501c3) mission is to conserve and protect coldwater streams in northeast Michigan through conservation and public education projects. They will be funding and constructing not one, but two!, different exhibits focused on trout which they hope will entertain, educate and inspire the next generation of coldwater conservationists and trout anglers, who will take care of the streams flowing through the Pigeon River Country State Forest for generations to come.

Gerad Meteyer Foundation

Posted By: Kyle Meteyer (August 9, 2017)
As the 10th anniversary of my brother's passing approaches, the family has honored him by forming a Foundation in his name. The Gerad Meteyer Foundation (GMF)sends diabetic, disadvantaged children to Camp MIDICA in Fenton, Michigan. Through our year round fundraising efforts, our family has been able to shift their grief to a constructive remembrance.
Diabetes is only treatable, not curable. For many families, diabetes is a very costly disease. Without financial help, many families could not afford to send their child to MIDICHA where they learn management skills that will help to lengthen their lives.
The mission of GMF is to send as many diabetic, disadvantaged children to the American Diabetes Association-Camp MIDICHA by providing scholarship funds to at risk children.
This Summer of Sharing award would help us to continue supporting diabetic children in a very memorable way.

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