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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.

 

 

Stories

Hillman Elementary Parent Teacher Support Group

Posted By: Jana Post (June 5, 2020)
The Hillman Elementary PTSG brings teachers and parents together to make some amazing things happen! The PTSG pays for many of the assemblies, School carnivals, bussing for field trips, school supplies and many other things within our school that may not happen otherwise being from a poorer school district. And this year with the Covid-19 pandemic we were not able to hold our once a year fundraiser to help fund these events so this would be simply amazing! We are all about helping our students grow and have the best school year ever and this would help so much!

Helen Farrand PTO

Posted By: Stacey Sobka (June 5, 2020)
The Helen Farrand PTO proudly unites parents and teachers in the common goal of insuring the best educational programs for our children and provide open channels of communication throughout Farrand Elementary School. The PTO provides much needed supplies and equipment to our staff and students each school year. Some examples would be playground balls, sidewalk chalk, hoola hoops and deck boxes to organize play equipment. The PTO also supports our Media Center and STEM lab with much needed supplies, furniture and equipment so that our students can continue to learn and grow with new projects. These are just a few examples of some of things that we provide to the school each year. There are always special requests from the teachers - and we try to support as best we can. All money raised goes directly back to our staff and students.

Open Heart Communities

Posted By: Courtney Cabell (June 5, 2020)
OHC is a nonprofit dedicated to serving foster children in Michigan. In January, they started a Young Adult Foster Care program in which they house youth ages 18-21 who have aged-out of foster care and are seeking residence. These youth receive resources from OHC and participate in workshops to help bridge the gap between foster care and independence such as: resume writing, interviewing skills, financial literacy, college application assistance, job application assistance, communication skills, and home economics. OHC also provides mental health services to youth in foster care and parents who are seeking reunification with their children.

Giving Songs

Posted By: Tracy Bins (June 5, 2020)
Giving Songs is a Northville/Novi-based 501(c)(3) that provides wheelchair accessible vehicle grants to families with a child using a wheelchair. Founded by parents of a severely disabled child looking to help other families walking in their shoes, Giving Songs has awarded over $180,000 in vehicle grants since 2012.

In this time of COVID-19, we, as a society, understand more than ever the detrimental effects of social isolation and distancing. For the families that Giving Songs helps this is often their long-term reality. It is more important than ever before to help those in need be able to regain the basic freedom of transportation. $1,000 from CFCU would go a long way toward supporting another family in their efforts to be able to connect with their community. Thank you in advance for your continued support!

Bentley Elementary School

Posted By: Cindy DeSousa (June 4, 2020)
We have a multicultural community. In light of current events, and ongoing inequalities in our country, we are doubling our efforts to help everyone to feel welcome, comfortable, and valued in our school. One way to do this is to make sure children of color see themselves in the books they read. As a reading teacher, Id like to purchase modern sets of books featuring characters of color for each classroom. The King School book series from Townsend Press would be great for younger students and a variety of chapter books would be appropriate for older learners. We would be grateful for your help with this initiative! Thank you!

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