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?
Share your story of the GOOD you could do by clicking on the SHARE button.
We will be donating $60,000 this summer! That's $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 12, 2017 – September 1, 2017.
TDC Dancin' Divas/Lungevity Foundation
Posted By: Jennifer Hazlegrove (June 21, 2017)
The TDC Dancin' Divas is a group of dancers from The Dance Connection in Canton, MI who raise funds for Lungevity Foundation on behalf of their beloved dance teacher, Mrs. Carol Jackson. Ms. Carol lost her battle with lung cancer in 2012, but her illness inspired her dancers to come together to support the Lungevity Foundation, a non-profit charity who funds lung cancer research and treatments to individuals affected by cancer.
Since 2010 this amazing group of young dancers has worked to raise over $70,000 for cancer research by coordinating raffles, movie nights and special events. This is all in honor of Ms. Carol and to help make a difference to someone else's life. The $1,000 would be used to kick start this year's largest fundraiser, their raffle baskets, as well as provide incentive rewards for the dancers who work throughout the year on this cause for Lungevity Foundation.
Michigan Vipassana Association
Posted By: Thirupu (June 20, 2017)
Michigan Vipassana Association is a non profit organization run solely on donations and volunteers. It helps many people to come out of their misery and lead a happy life through ancient Meditation method called Vipassana. At this present fast paced days with lot of stress going on everywhere mediation is important for everyone to lead a happy life. MVA has very little volunteers but serving 100s of people to deep clean their mind to be free from defilements. It is not a religious oriented meditation. people from All religions and races attend this course. It also serves kids from 8 years old. The Kids course help kids to concentrate on their studies, focus, attention etc..Thus, the spread of happiness is carried out with purity of purpose, free from any commercialism. This $1000 will help them to support some food expenses. Website: mi.us.dhamma.org.
Atlanta Community Schools - Special Education
Posted By: Valerie House (June 20, 2017)
The mission of the Atlanta Community Schools is to create an environment conducive to optimal learning which will prepare all of its students to function productively in a rapidly changing society.
One way we provide optimal learning is through our Special Education Program. Each student with a learning disability has an IEP (individualized education plan) which focuses their education on their abilities and provides accommodations for their disability.
Our students utilize chromebooks for every subject. Math and English are completed almost entirely online. Currently we have 4 chromebooks in the Junior High / High School Special Education Resource Room. An additional 4 chromebooks would allow each student access to the internet and their online work at the same time, rather than waiting until someone is finished with their assignment.
Receiving the $1000 grant to purchase 4 additional chromebooks will benefit all of the students in our program for many years. Thank you!
Back to School Bash
Posted By: Pam Bartow (June 20, 2017)
The Hillman United Methodist Church hosts their Back to School Bash each year. The church has been doing this for the past 4 years for our kids in our community. The church members donate items or cash for the school supplies, but we also accept donations from outside sources. We give away school supplies and hygiene products. We have hair stylists donate their time and give free hair cuts to the kids. We have games and a free lunch for everyone. Each child is given a bag to fill up with items they would need to get started for school. This is a great benefit for our kids and a great start for the school year.
Canton Chiefs Wrestling Booster Club
Posted By: Woneta Dehnke (June 19, 2017)
Canton Chiefs Wrestling Booster Club
Wrestling is a grueling sport which requires discipline, determination and dedication and with that comes hundreds of mat time practice hours, taking place during the school year as well as summer.
Our wrestlers have been practicing on mats that are very worn, torn and are in desperate need of refurbishing or purchasing new mats, which is extremely costly. This would also help with the constant battle of skin infections as well.
The school will not allocate funds to assist so our boys do fundraisers all spring and summer. Our wrestlers work very hard for every penny they earn and this “Summer of Sharing Program” would certainly help them in their quest. During wrestling season between academics and the intense practice/tournament schedule it’s unfair to ask them to do anything more.
Wrestling impacts their academic performance and their overall character in the community.