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.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Clothing Bank
Posted By: Karen Palgut (August 4, 2017)
The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Clothing Bank provides free clothing to needy families in our community. Our primary goal is to ensure that students have appropriate clothing for school. We provide shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, outerwear, boots, undergarments and accessories for the entire family.
While we rely on gently-used clothing donations from the community, we also spend about $3,000 per year on new socks, underwear and bras. We also purchase sneakers and boots when they are needed.
We expect to serve over 1,000 clients during the upcoming school year.
If the Clothing Bank received a Summer of Sharing grant, you can be assured that it would be used to purchase socks and underwear for students and their families during the 2017-2018 school year.
Thank you for your consideration.
Maybury State Park Eagle Sciut Project
Posted By: Jacob Ford (August 4, 2017)
I am a Boy Scout working on completing my Eagle Project. At Maybury Park, I will be building a small pavilion that is accessible by the cart path and mountain biking trail. This will replace an old bench that is in very bad condition, currently in that spot. Money donated to my project will be used to purchase the materials needed to construct the pavilion. The materials cost approximately $1,200.00. Any extra money that is not needed to purchase materials will be donated to Maybury State Park.
Northville Fire Explorer Post 1717
Posted By: Shari Allen (August 3, 2017)
Our organization is a career Exploring program through scouting. Members are 14-20 years old and participate in hands on training for fire and medical service with our fire department and other departments and Exploring posts. The group also helps at community events and parades. They have painted fire hydrants in the city twice and sold street signs as some of their fund raising efforts. They continually look for new ways to fund raise for equipment and training props. Our program has been in place since 1994 and about 80 percent of our program graduates are now serving on departments as firefighters and medics. A number of them have served and are serving right here in our own community. The Summer of Sharing program would be a great help in funding training equipment for their learning experiences that will move them towards their goals as firefighters and medics.
Memorial 1-2 Campus
Posted By: Lisa Whitehead (August 3, 2017)
Memorial 1-2 Campus is where Garden City Public Schools provides for the educational needs of our district's first and second graders. Many of these students have significant financial need, with over 61% of them on free/reduced lunch. As a speech pathologist, I am privileged to help the speech and language-impaired children of our building, including students with autism, and cognitive or emotional impairments. I would love to have the help of the Summer of Sharing program to purchase materials that will help our students develop their speech, language, and social skills. Specifically, I would like to purchase materials from the Social Thinking curriculum, as well as puppets, to help our students learn these skills in a fun and engaging way. We have performed skits as part of our program, and I think putting on puppet shows would be a great next step!
PHILOSOPHY OF SERVICE COMMITTEE
Posted By: ROBYN HAMILTON (August 3, 2017)
Hi my name is Robyn Hamilton and I work for Providence Park Hospital in Novi, Michigan where I am a chairperson for the Philosophy of Service Committee.
The Philosophy of Service Committee (POSC) began in 1979. It works to infuse the Health System's mission, vision, and values though out the community. We have 4 committees. The committees work to assist with soup kitchens, food pantries, reading programs to local schools, food & clothing drives, working with senior centers, working with operation gratitude a military organization that helps send items to our troops, the uninsured or underinsured persons for free breast screenings, lunch & learn with the doctors, and one of our largest programs a children's Christmas store every year, for over 1,000 children and over 350 families. Please help us to continue to do this work and more.