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!
The Empowerment Plan
Posted By: Amber H (September 10, 2022)
The Empowerment Plan is a non- profit organization that makes a sleeping bag coat for the homeless as well as employs those who have faced poverty or homelessness. They meet their employees where they are and they help them along their journey of getting housed and becoming stable. They also partner with other non-profit organizations like Humble Designs to help people get their new homes fully furnished. Their goal is to help their staff to become self-sufficient. The organization truly cares for people and they definitely put a lot of time and effort into the coats that they provide world-wide.
East Middle School Parent Teacher Council (EPTC)
Posted By: Chris DeVries (September 1, 2022)
If awarded, the funds will be used to purchase books for the East Middle School Media Center that are written by authors from underrepresented identities. This includes books written by authors of color, authors with LGBTQIA+ identities, and other underrepresented authors. The EPTC will work with the Media Center leadership to identify books that would be beneficial to add to the catalog. The books will be purchased from bookstores in the SE Michigan community that are owned by those who come from underrepresented populations (i.e., Black-owned, LGBTQIA+ owned). If there are additional funds left over after purchasing books identified by the Media Center, we would explore using the funds to conduct a book club or community read of books written by underrepresented authors.
Posted By: Mounika Katta (September 1, 2022)
A locally-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, NAMI Metro increases advocacy for mental-health in the Metro-Detroit area. Mental-health awareness and treatment are crucial, with anxiety and depression rates increasing. Mental-health is a topic many are uneducated on, and those suffering often don’t know how to seek help, which is where NAMI Metro comes in.
Unlike other mental-health organizations, NAMI Metro connects individuals to professional support through educational programs and 24x7 helplines. Over the past year, NAMI Metro has received 300% more calls and launched 12 educational programs to serve those in need directly.
As a high schooler, I know how unrecognized mental-health is in society, which is why NAMI Metro is crucial to our community. $1000 could cover training five family support group leaders or support NAMI’s helplines for eight months.
Community Financial’s mission is to give back to non-profits with tremendous impacts in our community, which describes NAMI Metro perfectly.
Thank you for your consideration!
Council of Catholic Women, St. Augustine Church, Hillman
Posted By: Michelle Nensewitz (August 31, 2022)
We are a service group for St. Augustine Church and our community. Our group organizes several charities that reaches the surrounding communities. Each year we organize a clothing drive to give free clothes to families in need, maintain a complete layette for women in need of baby items, our Mitten Tree gathers mittens, scarves and socks for school children, collect monies for Water for Life, which provides pumps and wells for areas in the world without clean water, we have a monthly bake sale which is dedicated to a monthly donation in support of foster children of Montmorency County and provide gas cards to families in need as well. Our only fundraiser is a yearly White Elephant sale and while this provides some funds to help support our church, we would love to be able to increase our donations to various groups in these troublesome times.
Northville Parks and Recreation
Posted By: Brendan Shiemke (August 29, 2022)
Northville Parks and Recreation serves both the City of Northville and the Charter Township of Northville. The department offers affordable programs and events to both communities. There are plenty of programs, events, and opportunities for kids, families, seniors, adults, and teens. Having the opportunity to recreate is important to a healthy lifestyle physically and mentally. Northville Parks and Recreation is committed to providing quality events and programs to enhance the community. Receiving a donation would allow to add even more to the programs and special events that are already offered, further enhancing the community's quality of life.