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A special thank you to everyone that told us what good you could do with $1,000! Our 6th annual Summer of Sharing campaign received 366 wonderful stories about the great work being done by charities, community and education groups in the cities around us.  Community Financial is proud to have donated $1,000 to the sixty-five organizations shown below.  Thank you all for the work you do to enrich our communities!

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The TEARS Foundation

Posted By: Buddy Shuh (July 8, 2016)
In 2006, my worst nightmare happened. My five month old daughter passed away suddenly. I went into shock almost immediately. I had never imagined sitting across from a funeral director to plan my child's funeral. Worse yet, I did not have the money to pay for it. I had saved for a crib, not a casket.
I nominate The TEARS Foundation because they help people in their worst moment. They help families who have lost a child under the age of one, and cannot afford the funeral. While it doesn't eliminate the grief and pain that a parent feels, this Foundation compassionately helps people in a very practical way, and also connects them to others who have experienced the same loss so that they don't feel so alone.