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.
Our 2022 Program has now ended. Check out this year's recipients!
Super Sweet Speech LLC
Posted By: Rachael Hendzell (June 3, 2022)
I would love to nominate Super Sweet Speech LLC for Summer of Sharing! They are a local Pediatric Speech Pathology Practice that hosts classes in local venues in the community for children and their families. These classes focus on a series of social play activities while providing strategies to promote social interaction, play skills, and overall language development! Super Sweet Speech strives to include community throughout their work. They are hosting a series of Play and Say summer camps and could truly benefit from the donation. They are also hosting a sensory friendly workshop for individuals that have diverse and unique sensory needs. This donation would ensure that all families that participate in their workshops and classes, are given the appropriate resources to enhance their child's education! Thank you!
The Clean Love Project
Posted By: Dawn Pauli (June 2, 2022)
The Clean Love Project is dedicated to helping women and young girls feel clean, loved and empowered by distributing hygiene kits to those who are homeless, live in poverty, or are survivors of domestic abuse or human trafficking.
While most donations to shelters do not include feminine hygiene products, Clean Love kits do! These products help alleviate the stress that comes with a woman's monthly cycle. Each kit contains: a toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, new socks, wet wipes/hand sanitizer, 10 tampons and five sanitary napkins.
A $1,000 donation will provide approximately 350 kits that will be distributed throughout Detroit and the surrounding suburbs.
Fish & Loaves Community Food Pantry
Posted By: Stephanie McNees (June 2, 2022)
Fish & Loaves is a free, client-choice food pantry where individuals in need can choose for themselves. Our pantry is set up like a grocery store, and clients "shop" for their families.
This model helps to eliminate food waste and gives people experiencing a difficult time the dignity of choice.
Fish & Loaves distributes 2.2 million pounds of food and services 40,000+ individuals annually. Our mission is "Ensuring No One Goes Hungry". As food costs continue to rise, so does our cost to stock our shelves. We spend $240,000 on food annually.
Fish & Loaves is able to purchase food through the USDA and Gleaners at wholesale and subsidized prices. Because of this, the Summer of Sharing grant will provide enough food for 2,500 meals.
Open Heart Communities
Posted By: Courtney Cabell (June 2, 2022)
Open Heart Communities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that assists foster children and youth who've aged out of foster care! Each year their organization grows a little bit more! This year, they've expanded their efforts to include assisting juveniles who return to the community. They assist with mental health services, skill building, employment readiness, independent living skills, educational services, and mentorship programs!
Great Futures Summer Camp
Posted By: Joanne Campbell (June 2, 2022)
Great Futures Summer Camp provides a seven week program for students in the Wayne-Westland community. The camp is held at the Jefferson Barns Community Center, located in the Norwayne community, Westland’s most historic and economically challenged neighborhood. The City provides staff and solicits financial support from the community. EMU provides funding for supplies and staff training resources. The program begins following the Wayne-Westland school district summer school program, allowing for students to attend summer school in the morning.
The summer program incorporates a variety of healthy activities and learning opportunities, including a partnership with the Beaumont Health Center located in Adams Middle School. The sessions focus on physical activity, computer technology, arts and field trips. The campers will also participate in Stream Kids at the Lower Rouge River.
The Summer of Sharing grant will help sponsor the field trips and healthy snacks.