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.
What GOOD could you do with $1,000? What charity, community group or school group could use some extra funds?
Nominations will begin on June 1, 2018.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Otsego County
Posted By: Laurie Andrews (June 6, 2018)
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is a program sponsored by Otsego County United Way. Members are men and women ages 55 who are interested in volunteering at about 60 different non-profit community stations. Otsego County RSVP members easily contribute over 30,000 hours annually of volunteer services. Some of the impact we provide within our community include: The "TACKLE" cancer patient transport van that takes patients to McLaren Hospital in Petoskey for daily radiation treatment, 1:1 driver/patient transportation to medical appointments throughout MI, feeding hungry families and children through our local food pantry, sponsoring blood drives 15x/year, and networking with our local Commission on Aging to provide a multitude of valuable services to senior citizens. We are hoping to obtain funds for an annual volunteer appreciation event to honor our membership of approximately 350 volunteers. Thank you for your consideration!
Posted By: Cherie Baggot (June 6, 2018)
As a little girl, I waited anxiously as Christmas neared for the Goodfellows package. My Mom raised 7 children alone struggling every day, so this package was special and she appreciated it as we did. That family game or food item that we normally didnít have was truly a gift at this special time of year. That is why I am a member of the Canton Goodfellows organization today. I can help give back with this wonderful organization who has been giving back to the community for many years and helps families just like mine so long ago. On average, it serves 320 children from 120 families and provides clothing, toys and food with the huge help of community volunteers and donors. It does not discriminate by race or religion. If there is a need, the Canton Goodfellows are always there to help.
Living and Learning Enrichment Center
Posted By: Karen Wang (June 5, 2018)
The Living and Learning center is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing support in social skills and vocational skills to teens and young adults with autism and related conditions. The unemployment rate for adults with autism is well over 80%, which means these citizens require government support. The Center aims to turn young adults into employed taxpayers, so that they do not depend on government support. My son has participated in the weekend hangouts (a unique 3 hour social skills program not offered anywhere else in the USA), summer job skills camp and video modeling social skills classes. He loves the classes and he loves the social workers at the Center. He has a resume, has filled out job applications and will attend his first job fair tomorrow. The Center fills a void that no other public or private organization has attempted to consider. Please support this deserving organization!
The Fallen and Wounded Soldiers Fund
Posted By: Sharon vanSpronsen (June 5, 2018)
The Fallen & Wounded Soldiers Fund (FWSF) is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c) (3) organization. A group of individuals, seeing the need to assist our veterans, organized in 2006 to create the FWSF for Michigan-based soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan campaigns and their families. The FWSF has maintained a 90% or higher giving rate. Their Board of Directors and Committee members donate 100% of their time without compensation. The FWSF is a 2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit using GreatNonprofits.
It is through donations such as yours that veterans receive the support needed when they need it the most. Transportation to and from the VA or the hospital for treatments, paying rents, car payments, utilities, putting food on the table and so much more.
These dedicated women and men sustained injuries while serving our Country for all of us. They had our backs; it is our turn to let them know we have theirs. Thank you.
Posted By: Karen Tharp (June 4, 2018)
I am part of a group of people who believe we can do something to fight against Human Trafficking in the Detroit Metro area. We are Love Runs and together we walk and run to raise awareness and shine a light on this modern day slavery that is happening in our own backyards. Because of our borders, Michigan is ranked one of the worst in our nation for Human Trafficking. With the $1,000 it would go towards the prevention, rescue and restoration of the victims...many of them minors. We continue to be their voice by sharing their stories and we walk/run until we can Stop the Traffic in our community, in our cities and our state. Thank you for considering.