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!
From The Hood For The Hood
Posted By: Byron DeMarco Brooks (June 1, 2022)
Every year, nearly 2,000 babies are born in prison. In 1995, Byron Brooks was in that statistic, but being raised by his great grandparents granted his hope that he wouldn’t live out his life defined by a number.
Brooks was homeless for two years while in community college. Still, he refused to let his circumstances define him — as he remained on the dean’s list and graduated with honors. Now 27, Brooks is a Grad Student at The University of Michigan Ann Arbor and a community activist in Detroit and around the country. He is the Founder of 501c3 From The Hood For The Hood. A Non-Profit Dedicated to developing, empowering, and engaging young people and communities that are often overlooked. While being a training catalyst for Social Justice and Fighting against Homelessness.
Bridges Employment Services & Training: All-Ways Care
Posted By: David Kochan (June 1, 2022)
Bridges Employment Services & Training, All-Ways Care is a non-profit agency that helps persons with disabilities achieve their goals and attain independence through employment programs and other activities. Our mission is to provide individuals with residential, community, employment and self-determination support in a manner that promotes individual dignity, quality of life and community integration.
Our two main focuses for support are our Skill Building classes and our Community Closet. We are using resources to expand our Skill Building classes to offer a wide range of age-appropriate topics and resources to help with individual needs. Skill Building classes support specific areas of need to prepare and support individuals in everyday life and on the jobsite. Our Community Closet provides individuals with free clothing and toiletry products. The $1000 Community Grant will help support these resources for the individuals we support.
Elli's House 313
Posted By: Catie Bargerstock (June 1, 2022)
Elli's House is a nonprofit on a mission to abolish sex trafficking in the city of Detroit. Our philosophy is to build relationships and community with folks stuck in the cycle of trafficking, and meet them where they are at on the streets of Detroit's east side. Our Street Outreach Program is out 4 days/week handing out food, clothing, and hygiene items to trafficked and homeless women, with your support, we can continue to love on these people and bring them much needed supplies and resources.
Plymouth Oratorio Society
Posted By: Donald Pratt (June 1, 2022)
The POS is headed to its 35 Anniversary season in 2023. It returned in May of 2022, after 2 missed seasons, to give the finest concert of its kind in Western Wayne County. Their concerts are given WITHOUT the need for tickets, as a free will offering is taken. They rely on donations from businesses and individuals to hire the professional musicians that work with the choir. Director, accompanist and the Michigan Sinfonietta Orchestra. The choir is open to all area-wide experienced singers, and their concert on the first Sunday in May is open to all members of the community.
LIVONIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Posted By: NAOMI LONG (June 1, 2022)
I am a McKinney Vento Liaison for Livonia Public Schools. We reach out to many homeless families who are in need of many things. One of those things are supplies, such as toiletries. I would like to provide families with soaps, lotions, deodorants, & other necessities to make their transition smooth. I would also like to focus some of the money toward homeless girls that are in need of feminine hygiene products, bras, and underwear. Different ethnicities require certain products/needs, and I would like to provide that for them. These funds would be used to provide our homeless families with the necessities that they need while going through a difficult hardship. Thank you!