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 everything we do. We know that Community Financial would not exist without our members and the communities in which they live.
2020 has been a year of unprecedented firsts. And while many things have changed and our summer activities may not be the same this year, Community Financial remains committed to helping the communities we serve.
10 Years of Sharing!
This year, we’re celebrating 10 Years of Sharing and we’re excited to support 60 great organizations this summer—with your help! Community Financial will donate $60,000 to nonprofit, educational and community organizations* throughout Michigan! That's $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 8, 2020 – August 28, 2020.
Posted By: Nicole Drews (August 21, 2020)
Lightning Robotics consists of a great group of roughly 140 high school kids in the Plymouth-Canton community. The group has several outreach programs to benefit other community members every year, including mentoring area middle school robotics teams, holding a "Robotics in the Park" program every summer to get young kids interested in STEM, and hosting a middle school robotics competition. One of the best things about Lightning Robotics is that anyone can join and feel welcome as its many subgroups don't simply focus on programming and engineering, but also incorporate art, marketing, strategy, fabrication, and communication skills.
Posted By: Amy D'Urso (August 21, 2020)
Lightning Robotics makes a big difference in the lives of the 140+ students on the team, as well as in the Plymouth-Canton Community. The team members gain real-world skills and experience in problem-solving, cooperation, collaboration, professionalism and leadership that will serve them well long after they leave high school. Additionally, each year the team gives back to the community by participating in events such as Relay for Life, and by hosting events designed to spark interest in STEM exploration in younger students. For instance, the team hosts events for groups like the Girl Scouts, and this year they have re-worked their annual "Robots in the Park" event to be offered virtually with a variety of fun activities for kids to do at home with household supplies. Community Financial's support through the Summer of Sharing would make a big difference to the team! Thank you for your consideration!
Posted By: Bill Dick (August 21, 2020)
We have been impressed by everything this group does ever since our grandson joined when a freshman. He is now a sophomore at U Michigan. His sister, a HS Sophomore, is following in his footsteps, enjoying it and expanding her own abilities and interests as did her brother before her. We have attended the well staged events and also follow on Facebook and on line. Always delighted to see these engaged young people and their mentors.Their outreach to a variety of groups in the community means a lot
Posted By: Kathleen Sandburg (August 21, 2020)
Lightning Robotics provides teens with a safe place, encouraging all to participate, and inclusive of all. My 14-year-old grandson who suffered some tough times, including a house fire, joined Lightning as an insecure and no confidence—now entering his senior year as a confident teen able to handle tough times and empathy with others. He knows what he wants from life and knows all that helped him. His older siblings choose other routes; without Lighting welcoming him to the group, encouraging him, my grandson would not be the honor student today on a successful path to the future.
I also would like to thank the Lighting parent group for welcoming me to the group. I do what I can to help. I volunteer at events, provide support as I can—my grandson, not the only one who needed Lighting Robotics.
Posted By: Kyler Esselink (August 21, 2020)
I initially joined Lightning Robotics as a freshman just to try a club at my high school. I did not know I was going to fall in love with Robotics and find some of my best friends today after joining. Robotics taught me almost everything I know about engineering, leadership, and volunteering. With the numerous volunteer outreach events I was able to connect with my community, and feel like I actually had an impact on it. The team drives everyone to be their best self, and learn from each other to grow even stronger. Lightning Robotics has impacted me, every student, and the community it is in.