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.
Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2019.
This summer we chose from over 290 stories submitted on this site and awarded (60) $1,000 grants to organizations in Michigan! Click the SEE tab to view the charities, community groups and school programs we were able to support this year.
Dads softball club of Westland
Posted By: Christina Wilson (August 23, 2019)
The Dads softball club as been around for over 50 years. It is a affordable softball league for children 6-18 years old. Players live in Westland and surrounding cities. Most players come from low income families. All coaches and umpires and score keepers volunteer their time. The Dads softball club is one big family. The season runs from May to July with a family picnic in June and all games are played at Adams upper elementary in Westland.
Rotary District. #6380 Mental Health Anti Stigma Team Jealth
Posted By: Tia Marie Sanders (August 22, 2019)
We are hosting the largest Mental Health & Wellness Symposium held in Novi September 28th, 8am to 1pm at the Novi Middle School, to combat the stigma of seeking help, being diagnosed & coping stratagies. We are collaborating & offering community resources to support indiviuals, families & older adults. This event will cover Oakland,Wayne & Macomb residents. Topics will the effects of Mental health & Wellness connected to suicide & substance abuse, work place stress, older adult experiences, role playing advocacy, teens and Depression and anxiety. Organizations will be on hand to share services, panel speakers will answer pressing questions & offer soluntions. The impact of this event will reach the hearts,minds and understanding of a variety of guest who attend. We plan to repeat next year. Thank you,Tia Marie
Christian Homeschoolers of Northern Michigan
Posted By: Michelle Engel (August 22, 2019)
Christian Homeschoolers of Northern Michigan is a homeschooling co-op that provides moral support, informal sharing and educational training for homeschooling parents. We offer educational opportunities such as skill exchanges, science fairs, and weekly gym/classes co-op. We also inform the community and educate new homeschoolers about homeschooling. This opportunity would allow us to replace old equipment used by our archery team and purchase supplies to be used by students in our co-op classes.
Posted By: Joey Dattilio (August 21, 2019)
I am a senior at Canton High School. One year ago, started a program called Detroit Socks where I began collecting bottles and cans from my neighbors, friends and family. I used the money from these collections to purchase socks for the homeless. I am happy to report that I have purchased/collected almost 9,000 pairs of socks.
The socks have been distributed to numerous shelters in Detroit, Marquette, San Francisco and even the PCCS Clothing Bank.
I have a website where my progress is tracked. www.joeysdetroitsocks.org. I am working on the 501(c)(3) right now.
$1,000 would allow me to continue distributing socks and provide warmth in the coming months.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Otsego County Child Welfare Alliance
Posted By: Heather Schrems (August 21, 2019)
The Otsego County Child Welfare Alliance (OCCWA) provides resources to help support child safety and well-being. I work as a public health nurse for the Health Department of Northwest MI. OCCWA provides car seats, books, baby gates, safe sleep, carbon monoxide detectors, outlet plugs, summer safety kits (bug spray, sunscreen, triple antibiotic ointment, bandaids etc) and more to families. We are very fortunate to have OCCWA in our community. Families really appreciate the resources that they provide.