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

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.




Lewiston Family Ministry Food Pantry

Posted By: Patricia Garrett (July 31, 2017)
The Lewiston Family Ministry Food Pantry is located in Lewiston, MI. They are dedicated to assisting members of Montmorency and surrounding counties to provide food and fresh produce to those in need. There are no other requirements and they are open on Wednesdays from 12:30 pm to 2 pm, or when the food runs out. They are hoping to work on grants and other opportunities to pack their shelves and freezers with enough food to ensure that everyone has enough to eat. A donation of $1000 from Community Financial would be a huge help with these needs.

Northville City Fire Department Youth Explorer Post 1717

Posted By: Austin Conway (July 30, 2017)
The Northville Fire Department hosts an Explorer program. This program is for ages 14-20 to learn about a career in public safety. We hold meetings twice a month and some extended trainings on weekends. Around 80% of our youth explorers go into a career in public safety. The kids learn about various careers in public safety and gain leadership experience. We are in need of updated personal protective equipment which includes firefighting gloves and hoods. The post is also in need of additional firefighting tools and equipment. With this equipment we can expand the program and continue our outreach in the community. The kids that participate in this program come from area schools.

CC Shambots Robotics Team

Posted By: Ann Bonde (July 28, 2017)
The CC Shambots Robotics team is a group of highly motivated, hard working, students dedicated to working together as a team to participate in VEX and FRC Robotics tournaments and give back to the local community.Team members work hard to acquire skills needed to build a competitive robot. Students on our team are members of The Village Workshop, a local "makers space" to acquire skills such as wood working, operating a lathe, engraving and more. In addition, the team works year round volunteering in the community by educating elementary and middle school students about robotics. The Shambots also works with a local charity called Fleece and Thank You. Members of our team hand made blankets for sick children in the hospital. This charity was started by a graduate of our school and we felt it important to support such a worthy cause.

Better Than Ever Productions

Posted By: Jeanne Pruett (July 28, 2017)
Better Than Ever Production is a senior theatre group based in Canton, MI. Formed in 2014, BTEP has provided theatre experiences for and about seniors. We have produced four successful productions and we are currently in our third season. We are very proud to announce that our upcoming production, "Women Are From Venus, Men Are From Uranus" will be performed at the Canton Village Theatre, September 7-10. We manage to put shows together on a very small budget and this donation would go a long way towards helping us pay for props, sets, costumes and advertising. Please help us make this a successful show.

Brush Creek Mill

Posted By: Edith Lennox (July 28, 2017)
As a non-profit, self-supporting organization, Brush Creek Mill struggles to get our information out to the public in a timely manner. We would benefit immensely from a digital sign. The $1,000 would help pay most of the cost of the sign we would purchase.
With that type of sign, we could advertise the many events and programs that are going on at the Mill each month. Without advertising, few would know about our craft shows, our programs for children and family entertainment being offered. No attendance at events means no funds available to pay bills or offer programs to the community.
A digital sign attracts the attention of those walking or driving by the building daily. It would list up-coming events and special programs such as the children's Christmas party, keeping the time and date visible and in the minds of local residents at minimal cost.

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