SUMMER OF SHARING
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. To help build stronger communities, we are reaching out to our neighbors and asking for your help.
"What GOOD could you do with $1,000?"
Which charity, community organization, or school group could use some extra funds? In total, we will be donating $60,000 this summer! That's $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 10, 2019 – August 30, 2019.
Tri-County Christmas in Action
Posted By: Jennifer Andrews (July 16, 2019)
In a perfect world, there is no poverty. In a perfect world, all low-income and handicapped seniors are cared for by their families. The harsh reality is that over 20% of elderly Americans are shelter-poor. This means these seniors can not afford basic necessities, let alone maintenance, after paying for housing costs.
Christmas In Action is a nation wide, non-profit organization dedicated to providing FREE HOME REPAIRS for qualified low-income and/or handicapped senior homeowners.
Volunteers provide home repairs to make our seniors’ homes safe and functional for the owner while improving the community as a whole.
Tri-County CIA is a locally based affiliate, supported by our municipalities, businesses, churches, schools and civic groups.
Otsego County Child Welfare Alliance
Posted By: Manda Breuker (July 16, 2019)
The Otsego County Child Welfare Alliance provides supplies, and education to families with children in Otsego County. Our Little Bookworms program provides free books to children who have appointments at the health department and other community events. Our county has 1,543 children between the ages of 0-5, and 2/3 of three- and four-year olds not in preschool, being able to provide books to these families helps keep these children on target educationally. With an additional $1000, we could purchase more books and provide books at additional area events that we currently do not have the funds. We could also expand on the types of books that we purchase for this program, as we purchase them in bulk from discount sites.
Mi Work Matters
Posted By: Kelly Rockwell (July 16, 2019)
Dreams Matter. The hopes and dreams of childhood are often the tender starts of future careers and callings. For most of us. For people with developmental disabilities, opportunities are limited. Employment rates for adults with disabilities are less than 20%. Mi Work Matters is working to open Anastasia and Katie’s Coffee Shop & Cafe in Livonia. It will be an exciting hub for training and paid, inclusive employment for people of all abilities, while serving as a springboard to greater community employment. Many have shared that this cafe may be the only opportunity for a first job and a first chance. The need for paid employment for people with disabilities is urgent and real. A $1,000 donation from Community Financial would help pay for equipment – an ice machine, a freezer or a sandwich station – getting the doors to the coffee shop open and some awesome people to work!
RTTM Community Center
Posted By: Neysa Walker (July 15, 2019)
We are dedicated to helping our Young Designers maximize their potential by using the 4 E’s strategy of Education, Engagement, Encouragement and Empowerment. We believe in using media arts as the keys to building a safe, nurturing and creative environment. Many of the young people who live in Detroit don’t know about the opportunities that Media Arts offer. RTTM Community Center wants to introduce this opportunity to the young people in Detroit. Our Young Designers are learning that media arts aren’t just for stage but are used in the 100+ graphic design and marketing firms here in Metro Detroit. Young Designers will learn techniques and be introduced to a new aspect of media arts (lights, sound, special effect, videography, and graphic/web design) and have the opportunity to display their creativity in a city that is making a comeback led by CFCU’s own Trainer Alvin Lockett.
Foster Closet of Michigan - Western Wayne County
Posted By: Allison Johnson (July 15, 2019)
The Foster Closet of Michigan Western Wayne County is a free resource to children in foster care. Because foster children are usually placed with only the clothes on their backs, the Foster Closet provides clothing, shoes, toiletries, books, toys, baby equipment, etc free of charge. The Foster Closet is volunteer run and relies on donations of new and gently used items. With over 3,200 children in Wayne County in foster care, there is a definite need for this service. Financial donations would go towards purchasing new car seats, cribs, toddler beds, mattresses, as well as new socks, underwear and pajamas.