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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.

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2018.

This summer we chose from 266 stories submitted on this site and awarded (60) $1,000 grants to organizations in Michigan! Click the See button to view the charities, community groups and school programs we were able to support this year.

 

 

Stories

IDHA | International Deaf & Hearing Alliance

Posted By: Sharon vanSpronsen (June 26, 2018)
IDHA stands for the International Deaf & Hearing Alliance. A University of Michigan student organization that was founded in 2017. IDHA was created by the CGIS GIEU study abroad Mexico cohort of 2017. Inspired from their study abroad trip, students started IDHA to create a platform where students can share with others their experiences. In Mexico, students partnered with the Commission for Deaf People in Querétaro, México (CPSEQ) to volunteer in the Deaf communities. They learned Mexican Sign Language, volunteered at many events and schools, and made life long friendships. The most important aspect of this experience was being immersed in the Deaf culture. This is where the true appreciation, respect, and understanding of the Deaf community came from. Knowing this, these students decided to start an organization that will teach others about the Deaf culture and to learn sign language for further communication. We need more students like this!

MSU Extension - WIC Program

Posted By: Deirdre Hope (June 26, 2018)
We have a small donation garden at the Wayne County Health Department building on VanBorn Rd. As the MSU Extension Master Gardener Coordinator for Wayne County, I'm responsible for this garden. The focus of the garden is to grow produce for clients of the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. Besides donating produce, we give tours of the garden, teaching WIC clients sound horticultural practices. Last year we donated 350 pounds of produce and in 2016 we donated 250 pounds to WIC clients.
The garden is also a learning environment for Extension Master Gardener Trainees who come and learn about raising vegetables.
Our program is in need of funds because our raised beds are showing their age and need to be replaced. While replacing the beds, we will also be installing an irrigation system too.
Thanks for your consideration!

Michigan Foster Care Closet

Posted By: Jennie Sharp (June 26, 2018)
The Michigan Foster care closet is 100% volunteered run. For them a $1000 would go a long way. That money could provide 10 brand new cribs or car seats for a baby just coming into care. Or i$1000 could provide 100 new packs of socks or underwear to child who most of the time have none. How about $1000 could make 20+ “First night bags”. We give children duffle bags stuffed with a teddy bear, a new pair of Pj’s, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, body wash, journey and pen, or coloring book and crayons, brush, and a nightlight or flashlight. We do this to help minimize the trauma of being removed from their home. Most children leave with nothing but what’s on their back. We give them something right away to call their own. It means the world to them...and to us!

Redford Township District Library

Posted By: Suzy Migrim (June 25, 2018)
Each day our library puts good books into the hands of young readers. Help us nurture the next generation of readers.
We believe in the unique abilities of each child and strive to help all to become happy, fulfilled life-long learners.
Each book provided, each program presented, each song sung in our library helps us meet our never ending goal of nurturing each child to their fullest potential.
Thanks for helping to support our mission!

Michigan Foster Care Closet

Posted By: Shari Wilcox (June 25, 2018)
These children belong to all of us, and it takes a village to keep them healthy and whole. Michigan Foster Care Closet provides much needed items at absolutely no cost to children in foster care and the foster families who lovingly care for them. Children often come into care with only the items they are wearing, in desperate need of clothing, shoes, hygiene items and toys. MFCC provides these items and more, including strollers, bedding, car seats and cribs. Being able to obtain a bunk bed or double stroller can mean siblings being able to stay together rather than being separated. We would use this generous gift for our "Back to School" clothing drive which will provide each child with a brand new school outfit, backpack and school supplies. Every child deserves to feel like a million bucks on the first day of school!

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