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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.

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2018.

This summer we chose from 266 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.

 

 

Stories

The Caring Place

Posted By: Betsy Nowlin (August 30, 2018)
The Caring Place, a food pantry and clothing closet that serves any resident of Montmorency county, is not just a place to get free food and clothes. It is a place where people can come in and get respite from the storms of life. Yes, people do receive good, clean clothes and fresh, nutrious food for free to help their families, but they also receive an even greater gift which is also free, the love of God. Through all of their efforts, the volunteers at the Caring Place strive to share that love. They all try to offer concern and understanding, affection and joy, smiles and hugs, and their prayers to anyone who walks through the door. They love their clients and they love this community!

Otsego County Historical Society

Posted By: James C. Akans (August 28, 2018)
Established in 1963, the Otsego County Historical Society (OCHS) offers a wide array of the county's historical photos, documents and artifacts on display at the downtown museum. Staffed by volunteers, OCHS is funded through memberships and events. This grant would help greatly in ongoing efforts to enhance our exhibits, building upkeep and maintenance.

A focus this year is updating our archival computer system to allow internet viewing access to more than 8,000 historical files (including photos, documents and objects). With this service, individuals will be able to research county and family history from the comfort of their own computer. This grant will help with expenses required to get this exciting service up and running.

Thank you so much for considering the Otsego County Historical Society for this generous community grant program.

Livonia Symphony Orchestra

Posted By: Charlie Mahoney (August 27, 2018)
Livonia Symphony Orchestra, a 5013c organization, entered its 46th season providing musical enrichment and education for residents of Livonia and surrounding communities. We provide outreach experiences for youth bringing our musicians to the local schools providing an opportunity for interaction between students and musicians. In 2018 we continued collecting gently used instruments, refurbished them and donated over 20 instruments to the Livonia Public Schools and Clarenceville Schools elementary music programs so students who could not afford a music program had an opportunity to participate. We provided 75 tickets to students and their families so they might attend our concerts. It is a known fact that students in music programs do better in reading and math classes. We believe we are changing lives through music and would like to continue this instrument program for the Livonia Community and would use the 2018 grant from CFCU to do so.

Northville-DOVES

Posted By: Isha Gupta (August 24, 2018)
Northville-DOVES is a non-profit organization in Northville, Michigan, started by students from Northville High School. It stands for Daughters of Veterans Educational Support. We provide scholarships to Daughters of Veterans. Why Daughters? My grandmother, Manjula Gupta, was passionate about helping and supporting girls with their education in her local area in Delhi, India. When she passed away in 2012, we wanted to honor her and her compassion for others by carrying her passion forward in America. We wanted to help veterans and their families because they make the biggest sacrifice. By helping their daughters achieve their educational goals, we can help veterans and their families in a different way. With our scholarship we can help local daughters of veterans and their families with their financial struggles while allowing them to get education the deserve.

Detroit Cristo Rey High School

Posted By: Alyssa Avila (August 23, 2018)
Detroit Cristo Rey High School is a Private College-Prep High School for Low-Income families located in Southwest Detroit. If you have visited any store in the past 30 days you know “Back to School” sales are in full swing. We also are shopping at Detroit Cristo Rey. We are aware of our students' needs and we try our hardest to support them by providing school supplies for subject-specific needs. Teachers' wish lists include 100 packs of index cards, 3-ring binders (1"), Hi-liters, professional drawing pencils, sketchbooks, world maps for History Class, composition books, and more. Our teachers are doing a wonderful job supporting our students as our alumni are on track to graduate from college at 3 – 4 times the national average. We would love to support our teachers the same way they support our students.

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