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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?

Nominations will begin on June 1, 2018.

 

 

Stories

Shelter Association of Washtenaw County

Posted By: Sarah Paspal (June 15, 2018)
The Shelter Association of Washtenaw County's mission is to end homelessness one person at a time through their residential, non-residential and warming center programs. This past year they offered temporary shelter and hope to 328 residential clients; they provided sleeping accommodations during winter's coldest months to an additional 500 men and women during Warming Center hours and they helped 232 men and women find permanent, sustainable housing. 1069 individuals walked through the doors of the Delonis Center and benefited from case management, resource allocation and shelter services including: medical treatment, mental and professional services, group counseling, daily meal service, legal aide assistance, showers, storage facilities and social activities. There are currently 85 people on a waiting list for our Residential Program. It is our goal to find sustainable housing for anyone who finds themselves experiencing homelessness.

Northville Public Schools

Posted By: Karen Schmidt (June 15, 2018)
No student is the same as another student. Each has strengths and weaknesses. I would like to use the money to assist those students who are struggle to fit into general education classrooms, such as those with autism or have emotional difficulties. Most of these kids have sensory processing issues or may need an altered curriculum. Scooters, large balls they can sit on, weighted blankets ....the list is long as every child is different. I would like to give the money to the special education program . Every child deserves the best chance to be with their peers in a general education classroom and with your help we can set them up for success

Distinguished Young Women of Michigan, o/o Pat Hermatz, Treasurer

Posted By: Kris Munroe (June 15, 2018)
The Distinguished Young Women of Michigan program is dedicated to helping young women be their best selves by offering scholarships to help high school juniors continue their education.

The DYW program changes lives and empowers young women. It reinforces what is best about each participant, while encouraging her to grow. The program focuses on scholarship, community service and achieving goals, while providing valuable information and practice in interviewing and public speaking.

Our director, a 1977 state winner, died unexpectedly this month and the $1,000 would be used as a special award at the July 21st program in Canton. Angela Medders Bobo, who embodied all the DYW qualities, mentored young women and continued to be a force in their lives to help them grow and realize their potential. This award will capture her spirit of service while providing additional funds for a young woman to continue her education.

"I AM" food bank

Posted By: Connie Lee Atkisson (June 14, 2018)
this is a small family church where I attend who has a location in two places. One location is in Rockwood where we saw people trash diving behind the local supermarket trying to find food for their families. we have saved and built a special location downstairs in the Rockwood building which has met inspection and become a food bank for the area. We give out boxes every Wednesday to whomever is in need. this would really help stock the food shelves as the numbers are growing. Last week we had to turn away two families and they came in with small children. We all felt terrible about it as they were really disappointed. Please do consider gifting us so that we might gift others!

NEMCSA/Region 9 Area Agency on Aging

Posted By: Laurie Sauer (June 14, 2018)
Medicare and Medicaid are complicated programs to say the least, but there is a program that can help immensely. Through the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), trained volunteers and staff provide free personalized and high quality assistance to older adults and persons with disabilities through one-on-one education, counseling and problem solving so that they can make informed health benefit decisions. The trained counselors meet with beneficiaries at their homes, senior centers, libraries, and other community settings. Counselors also provide community presentations on Medicare benefits, how to choose a prescription plan, identifying and reporting fraud and abuse, etc. The $1,000 would be used to support these efforts with training, materials and mileage.

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