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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. 

What GOOD could you do with $1,000?
 What charity, community group or school group could use some extra funds?

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2017.

This year we celebrated summer by choosing from the 262 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

Livonia Symphony Orhestra

Posted By: Charlie Mahoney (July 17, 2017)
The Livonia Symphony Orchestra is a 5013c organization in its 45th year of providing musical enrichment and education for the residents of Livonia and surrounding communities. We also provide outreach experiences for youth bringing our music and musicians to the schools and provide professional growth opportunities for musicians to enhance their artistic excellence. In 2017 we continued collecting gently used instruments, refurbished them and donated them 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 also had musicians in the classroom and provided tickets to the students and their families to attend our concerts. We would like to continue this program for the Livonia Community and would use the grant from CFCU to do so.

Waza Track Club

Posted By: Jennifer (July 16, 2017)
We are a non-profit 501(c)3 youth organization. A little more about us can be found at: [ http://www.wazafc.com.prod.sportngin.com/page/show/1816686-waza-track-club?_ga=1.210784851.715413223.1466103932 ]

WAZA track club is an AMAZING organization that helps train athletes not only for track and field but also in conjunction with other sports. We have wonderful, positive coaches that work endlessly to train our young athletes and enrich their lives. This donation would allow us to provide scholarships to aspiring athletes to grow their interest and talent that otherwise would not be able to participate due to financial strain. It takes a village to raise a child and we are one big family supporting each other!

The Ian Clemens Foundation

Posted By: Michelle Clemens (July 14, 2017)
The Ian Clemens Foundation was started in memory of my son, Ian. Our foundation provides ASSISTANCE, promotes AWARENESS and offer OPPORTUNITIES to various communities in southeast Michigan.

Our foundation assists families with children battling cancer by providing financial assistance to children’s cancer centers emergency funds. We know first hand how stressful both emotionally and financially this can be.

We aim to increase awareness for organ and tissue donation. Ian registered as an organ donor the day he received his license. This was very important to him. He was able to be an organ donor and provided the gift of sight to two people. Our board members regularly volunteer with Eversight Michigan and Gift of Life Michigan at their events.

We provide scholarship opportunities to well-deserving Wayne county high school students pursuing a degree in engineering.

If we receive this award we will be able to reach out and help more people.

Atlanta Community Schools

Posted By: Pam Parsons (July 14, 2017)
We are a very small, rural school district. Due to many financial difficulties we have not had any extra monies to purchase new books for our high school library in quite a while. As the Jr High English teacher I encourage my students to read every day in class and we have pretty much exhausted the books available to us. Reading is important for student success and adding new titles to our library is necessary to keep them interested in reading for pleasure. This money would go a long ways in encouraging my students to enjoy their 'silent reading time'in the classroom by checking out new books in our school library.

Eriksson Elementary School

Posted By: Laura Schroeder (July 13, 2017)
Eriksson Elementary School continues to organize a foundation for 21st century skills which includes computational and critical thinking skills. The money would be used to purchase technology to incorporate the latest self-directed, enrichment-based learning through the use of hands-on, sensory play robots, project ideas, and puzzles. Students will engage in a “flipped model” teaching environment where students assist other students with robotics, coding projects and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) based interactive learning.Students are highly engaged and motivated with the use of technology. This would be a wonderful opportunity for our students to enhance their education.


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