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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.

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2018.

This summer we chose from 266 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

American Association of University Women Northville/Novi AAUWNN

Posted By: Patricia Domin (August 1, 2018)
In partnership with Northville and Novi Schools districts, AAUWNN offers a Career Path Day twice yearly to enhance middle school STEAM courses. Chaperoned 8th grade girls visit Schoolcraft or LTU for a morning of interactive workshops and learning opportunities in the STEAM field. Sessions are led by women and allow students to interact with successful professionals. Upon return, during a luncheon local Northville and Novi businesswomen share their career paths to further enhance the experience. After lunch, girls tour local technology based businesses employing women. To help provide more focus within our student population, in 2019 we are expanding our efforts with an evening career awareness conference for 6th grade girls and their parents. We hope to empower younger participants to pursue STEAM career interests and help provide a clear idea of the educational track needed to achieve these goals. Community Financialís generous donation would offset costs of these programs.

Blessings in a Backpack-Northville

Posted By: Michelle Lapshan (August 1, 2018)
Feeding a child is a simple thing that can be taken for granted. For the families receiving Blessings in a Backpack, the food can be life-changing.
Although at-risk students are eligible for free lunches during the week, many children do not receive meals on the weekend. These children are at a disadvantage the moment they walk into school on Monday. Their brains are not ready to learn.
Every Friday, the program provides a backpack containing food for six weekend meals. By eliminating the barriers to learning caused by lack of food, we are providing children with the same opportunities to succeed in school as their peers.
Blessings in a Backpack is a 100% volunteer program with monetary donations from the local community. A $1,000 gift feeds 10 children for the school year.

Hillman Lions Club

Posted By: Jan Pankner (August 1, 2018)
The Hillman Lions Club is providing weekend backpacks to underprivileged students. These backpacks contain food for students who do not have enough to eat on the weekend. These students were identified by teachers as the most needy in the school district. Our club's goal is to provide more backpacks as the need is great in our community.
The unemployment and poverty rate is among the highest in the state of Michigan.
We are a 501(c-3) organization.

Foster Closet of Michigan - Western Wayne County

Posted By: Allison Johnson (July 31, 2018)
The Foster Closet of Michigan Western Wayne County is a free resource for the nearly 2,600 abused and neglected children in Wayne County. Run solely on volunteers and donations from the community, the Foster Closet provides new and like new clothing, toys, books, toiletries and baby equiptment to kids in care. Most foster children are placed in care with only the cothes on their backs, and the Foster Closet is there to serve them. Donated money would provide car seats, cribs, diapers, new socks and underwear for foster children in our community.

Camp Zip

Posted By: Jason Towler (July 30, 2018)
Camp Zip provides opportunities for young adults (16 and above) to continue focusing on daily living, communication skills, socialization, and job readiness skills. Camp Zip is designed to serve the needs of families and young adults, 16 years and older, with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, ADHD and other physical, emotional and developmental disabilities.

Summer Day Camp Info

Overnight Camps

Cooking Classes

Fitness Classes

Meaningful recreation with disabled and non-disabled same age peers.

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