Summer of what good could you do with $1000?
Community Financial Credit Union Summer of SharingWhyShareSee

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?

Nominations will begin on June 1, 2018.




Educational Excellence Foundation - SJ5K

Posted By: Thomas Halewicz (June 12, 2018)
The SJ5K is a local student-led event that was founded in 2011 to support Jesse Lindlbauer, a 16-year-old Canton High School student, whose life was turned upside down after suffering a near-fatal medical emergency. Jesse spent eleven weeks at Motts and defied all odds. “Super Jess” began a long road to recovery.

In response, local students, faculty and community members rallied together to help the Lindlbauer Family. A 5-kilometer benefit run called the SJ5K was coordinated at the Plymouth-Canton Educational Park (P-CEP) to provide financial support and rally community support for Jesse. The event was a great success, and became an annual event, sponsoring different families each year battling their own medical crises.

A gift of $1,000 from CFCU's Summer of Sharing would kick-start fundraising for the 9th annual SJ5K set for 2019.

The power of community is the core of the SJ5K – No one fights alone!

The TEARS Foundation (Michigan)

Posted By: Laurie Carpenter (June 12, 2018)
The TEARS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a baby, by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services. We also provide emotional support through support groups, peer companions, and trained community representatives. There are currently 22 chapters of TEARS in the United States, as well as in Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Belize, Uganda and Kenya.

I am blessed to have never suffered the loss of a child. The strength and perseverance of these families who have lost a precious baby inspires me to want to help others. Over 90% of every dollar we raise here in Michigan goes toward helping families; not one of our volunteers are paid. We believe that every baby's life deserves to be honored and memorialized in accordance with the grieving parents' wishes. Thank you for your consideration.

Fifty + Club

Posted By: Christine P Saint George (June 12, 2018)
The Lewiston 50+ Club Senior Center is a non profit organization dedicated to helping the seniors in our community. The center provides a variety of services from Meals on Wheels which not only supports seniors living healthier lives in their own homes,but also provides socialization and a friendly face who delivers the meals to the senior, a variety of produce is available to local seniors, and dinners four nights a week at $3.50 for anyone over 60 years of age. In addition there are exercise classes for seniors to increase mobility and balance, social activities like bingo and euchre once a week and a lending library.

A $1,000.00 could provide 285 dinners for seniors, as well as assist in continuing the exercise and social activities for seniors for the remainder of the year. Thank you for this opportunity to continue to support the seniors in our community.

First Step Domestic Violence Shelter - ARK

Posted By: Ailsa Blunk (June 12, 2018)
The mission of the ARK (Animals Receiving Kindness) is to support the clients of First Step by providing a safe haven for their beloved pets on the property of the First Step domestic violence shelter. This service enables their clients to leave their abusive environment and begin the emotional healing process with the loving support of their pets close by and the peace of mind knowing their treasured animal
companions are also safely removed from the abusive environment.

Ridge Wood Elementary

Posted By: Danielle Pietrandrea (June 11, 2018)
I'm an elementary school teacher at Ridge Wood Elementary in Northville, and I would be very appreciative of any additional money I can put towards updating my classroom library. Having changed grades and schools multiple times, my classroom library could use updating so I can supply students with grade-level, high interest books for the upcoming school year. Since I team teach, that library would be used by more than 100 students.

Thank you for your consideration.

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