SUMMER OF SHARING
Community Financial Credit Union has been enhancing the lives of our members and our communities for over 70 years. The word “community” is not only in our name, but it is the core of everything we do. Community Financial remains committed to supporting the communities we serve—but we need your help!
What GOOD Could You Do With $1,000?
Do you know of a worthy organization that could use some extra funds? This summer, Community Financial is donating $60,000 to nonprofit, educational, and community organizations throughout Michigan!*
That’s $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 13, 2022 – September 2, 2022!
Begining June 1st, you'll be able to SHARE your story of which organization you think deserves $1,000 for the great work they do in our community.
Girls on the Run of Greater Detroit
Posted By: Kate Lynch (July 1, 2022)
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based youth development program for girls in 3rd-8th grade. We inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun curriculum which creatively integrates running.
Over the past two years, we have served over 2,500 kids in the Greater Detroit area and hope to extend our reach even more. In this time of isolation, Girls on the Run has provided a community and connection to young girls all while being healthy and fun!
Each GOTR girl sets a goal at the beginning of the season and completes a non competitive 5k at the end of the year! Many girls are provided running shoes and clothes and each child is given a healthy snack every practice! In short, Girls on the Run is SO MUCH FUN!
Muir Middle Band Program
Posted By: Jennifer Ginther (July 1, 2022)
I’m nominating the Muir Middle School Band Program led by Ms Kristin Blanchard because they do so much for the seniors in our community. The students ‘toured’ several local senior living places and also had them come into the school to participate in performances. The students performed, interacted with, and most importantly, spread the joy and love through music education.. The bonds formed through music have enabled them to see how much it can influence positive change, healing, inclusion, advocacy, and understanding and acceptance. The $1000 award will benefit the Muir MS Band by enabling students to continue to make community connections and advocate to positively impact others through music. The award would enhance, promote, and allow students to continue the mission to honor our community members through music. $1000 would cover required transportation costs for Muir Band members and equipment to performance sites. Thank you for your consideration.
Sailfish Swim Club Booster
Posted By: Sean Oxner (July 1, 2022)
Sailfish Swim Club is a new swim team and swim lesson program in Livonia - located at the old Livonia YMCA that is now called Livonia Athletic District (LAD). They have renovated the swimming pool and are offering swim lessons daily. They also have a swim team for those who can swim and want to learn more about swimming and compete.
Sailfish Swim Club is looking at offering free swim lessons to those families who cannot afford the classes. This would include water safety and drown prevention. This would be very helpful to the community as drowning is one of the leading causes of death in Michigan for children age 14 and younger, mostly during the warmer months of summer. A $1,000 will help up to 20 kids learn to swim and be safe around water for free.
Zelphia’s Community Kitchen
Posted By: Patti Hudson (July 1, 2022)
I’m voting for this non-profit in hopes that this $1000 will help them continue to get food for the families in their area who are food insecure. I admire the hard work being done by this group to follow their passion to help those in need.
Posted By: Louise Derry (June 30, 2022)
Sleep is as important for children’s development as nutrition and exercise. Challenges like low family income, housing insecurity, and family instability make it difficult for many children to feel secure and comfortable at night, follow a bedtime routine, and get a good night’s sleep. This compromises their health, well-being, and school performance.
Pajama Program provides bedtime basics, sleep health education, and caring connections so children facing adversity can have a comforting bedtime routine that leads to healthy sleep. We surround children and their caregivers with the materials, information, and support to make bedtime better. Our vision is Good Nights for Good Days for all children, everywhere.
$1,000 will help us give local Head Start teachers the training and tools to deliver our two-week healthy sleep curriculum to preschoolers, and a connected sleep health presentation to parents/caregivers. Our teddy bears, pajamas, books, and reminder materials help students follow a bedtime routine at home.