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.
New Hope Church Volunteer Group
Posted By: Tracey Bales (August 9, 2017)
Our church, New Hope, visits the Vista Maria in Dearborn Heights once a month to spend time with the girls living there. The 30 girls living at the hall we visit (Beata Hall) range from 9-18. Each of the girls are healing from something horrific happening in theirs lives, whether it be neglect, abuse, trafficking, drug abuse, and sadly many other horrific things. During our visits we spend a few hours with the girls doing crafts, coloring pictures, eating snacks, and just Loving on them. At our last visit the girls painted beautiful canvas of flowers for them to decorate their small rooms, and in a few weeks, we are going there to have a picnic with games, food, and prizes. Seeing the smiles on their faces when we arrive is Priceless! We love what we do, but financial help would be great. We get them each Christmas gifts too.
Posted By: Marie (August 9, 2017)
I don't make much on a teacher's salary but I do feel rich when I am able to extreme coupon in order to give away items to people in need. I've been able to donate boxes of items to new refugee families, homeless, crisis pregnancy centers, and Christian organizations. When couponing, I am able to save around 85%. The $1000 along with my couponing skills, allows me to make that $1000 stretch to purchasing items equaling a value of $8500. That's a lot of bang for the buck! I am so passionate about couponing for those who otherwise could not afford to purchase basic necessities for themselves! Please help me to be able to impact even MORE lives! Thank you so much for offering these $1,000 grants this summer! I hope to be considered as a potential steward of one of your generous donations! God bless!
Habitat for Humanity SVSU campus chapter
Posted By: Abby Schlicher (August 8, 2017)
Habitat for Humanity campus chapter is a student organization at Saginaw Valley State Unicersity, that raises money and volunteers for the non-profit Habitat for Humanity. It is an organization that gives a hand up to many individuals in need of a place to call home. The campus chapter works along side of Habitat to help out when needed and bring awareness to the community. Recently the campus chapter has applied for a grant that will match the total amount of money raised, so every little bit helps. The money raised will go directly back to the community to help pay for the housing expenses.There are Habitat for Humanity's in many communities across Michigan and the United States, including the small towns of Lewiston and Gaylord. As a resident of Lewiston and a member of the organization, I believe the $1,000 would go to great use.
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
Posted By: Rodrick Brown (August 7, 2017)
I have a son that has this disease and this money would help the local branch out so much with hiring a doctor to assist Dr. shurney to help the people and other kids with treatment and understanding the disease. There are 3 million people worldwide that has the trait. Over 300,000 infants are born with SCD at birth.
Help save our kid in the local Detroit and Michigan community get the help they need to survive and learn how they can have a long life through healthy eating and good healthcare services.
Livonia Family YMCA
Posted By: Jan Dziurlikowski (August 7, 2017)
The Livonia Y offers scholarships for programs which include Summer Day Camp, CARES-a tennis and swim program for special needs individuals-, Healthy living programs for kids and dozens of other classes to strengthen our neighborhood and the people who live here. Requests for help to participate in the Y's enriching programs come everyday. Your help would mean many other families and children could benefit from the educational programs offered by your local Y. The ability to offer a scholarship is achieved by the generous donations the Y receives. Please consider helping the Y help our community.