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!
Hillman Christian Academy
Posted By: Sally Petrik (August 26, 2022)
To change the world by developing discerning leaders who influence their community and world.
This vision is supported by eight Future Ready Community Skills which specifically address the skills and dispositions essential to success but aren’t typically found in the traditional curricula.
Future Ready Community Skills Include:
• Collaborative Teammate
• Community Contributor
• Complex Thinker
• Conscientious Worker
• Effective Communicator
• Quality Producer
• Independent/Self-Directed Learner
We believe that a well-rounded education is integral for students to achieve these skills. To realize student experiences that meet these aims, we must ensure easy access to appropriate tools, a well-developed curriculum aligned to the student’s individual learning needs, and skilled leaders well-supported to implement new strategies.
The academy is partnering with the community to help those who are struggling to read by offering a reading program to all in the community.
The funding will help purchase additional reading material and resources needed to help struggling readers.
The Little Stars Foundation
Posted By: Anna Sun (August 25, 2022)
Only about 19% of students from Detroit urban school districts seek higher education, compared to 70% of suburban counterparts.
Education is essential for helping children escape the cycle of poverty. The Little Stars Foundation (TLSF) introduces free STEM programs to local kids. Our 9-week workshop covers basic related math, engineering, and computer programming topics, helping students develop their interest and skill in STEM subjects. TLSF has also donated hundreds of college T-shirts and other items to future first-generation college students in downtown Detroit, motivating them to work towards a goal and a dream college. In addition, our youth member has written a children's STEM book which has been published on Amazon, that focuses on the importance of young girls in STEM. TLSF will donate extra copies of the book to the local public libraries.
The grant of $1000 will help us offset the cost of these programs. Thank you!
On My Own of Michigan
Posted By: Joe Wrobel (August 24, 2022)
On My Own of Michigan is a nonprofit founded in 1997 by parents of young adults with developmental disabilities. These families were looking for, but could not find, independent living options for their children.
After much consideration and planning, they worked together to create the option they had searched so long for: a supportive, inclusive community that allowed their children to live the lives of their dreams.
In our nearly 25 years of service to the metro Detroit community, we’ve helped individuals with autism, Down Syndrome and other cognitive impairments achieve and maintain independence.
Our vision is to be the first-choice community in metro Detroit for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Our mission is to support individuals with developmental disabilities as they build and maintain their independence.
We have a Charity Navigator Rating of 89.
To learn more about us and our impact, please visit:
Thank you for the consideration!
Posted By: matthew needham (August 24, 2022)
The caring place is run thru the Church of Christ in Atlanta. We provide food and clothes assistance to the people in need in our area. Nobody is refused. Lately because of inflation, and gas prices our numbers are climbing each week. Our donations have been dropping as the needs are rising. It is more difficult to make the purchases with less money. This $1000. donation would make a huge impact to what we can provide to the families. We would appreciate your consideration.
Thank you, Matthew Needham
Posted By: gerri detloff (August 24, 2022)
This organization has helped so many people that otherwise would be going without food and clothes.It is a volunteer program times are tough for many its great to have a community that cares at the same time with this money things could be purchased to meet needs even more