Summer of Sharing.org: what good could you do with $1000?
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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. 

What GOOD could you do with $1,000?
 What charity, community group or school group could use some extra funds?

Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2017.

This year we celebrated summer by choosing from the 262 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

Tonda Elementary School Baseball Program

Posted By: Larry Harrigan (June 18, 2017)
The Tonda Baseball program provides the opportunity for boys and girls to participate in baseball during the months of May and June, and is open to students in the Tonda Elementary attendance area. The purpose of the league is to encourage individual participation and teamwork. The T-ball league is a confidence building activity where encouragement and instruction are emphasized rather than competition and winning. Coach Pitch is geared toward the older children and will introduce more of the baseball concepts. It’s a family event that brings our entire Tonda community together! If we are selected to win we will use the funds to replace old equipment that is old/used/failing to help keep the children safe and able to learn with updated equipment. Thank you for your consideration!

The Salem Township Promise

Posted By: Pat Curley (June 17, 2017)
The "Promise" scholarship was started in 2014 to help our students get a college education and avoid thousands of dollars in student and parent loan debt. This year one of the first to receive a scholarship, graduated with an Associates degree, NO debt and a 4.0 GPA. She is continuing her education at Northern Michigan University working toward a Masters in Psychology.

Last year's recipient is attending Michigan State studying Genetics and this years recipient will attend the University of Michigan working toward a dual degree in business and cellular, molecular biology.

These are great kids that deserve our support.

Romulus Elementary School

Posted By: Julie Jordan (June 16, 2017)
I love my students and I love the community I've taught in for over 18 years. While my students are fortunate to have received iPads, Chromebooks, backpacks and other school supplies through our Title 1funds, my passion is exposing children to places and things they have not seen before. Through dynamic, engaging field trips children are able to see learning come alive! I would love to take my third graders to visit the state capital and to visit Lake Erie metro park to participate in the Great Lakes Education Program. If selected, the $1000 would go to transportation costs and other field trip expenses. Thank you so much for your consideration.
Warm Regards,
Julie Jordan

Players Guild of Dearborn

Posted By: Jeff Ostrowski (June 16, 2017)
If given $1,000, the Players Guild of Dearborn would use it to fund its StarShine Theatre Workshop – a five-day workshop to teach special needs youth about theatre and to give them the opportunity to perform on stage. The StarShine Theatre Workshop is a partnership between the Players Guild of Dearborn and Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO). NSO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit human services agency celebrating its 61st anniversary serving Metro Detroit’s most vulnerable citizens. The Players Guild of Dearborn is non-profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer community theater, entering its 90th anniversary season. As a past president of the organization, I can attest to the fact that the Players Guild has been successful in its mission statement of educating through the arts – not just because of community engagement and successful shows – but its earnest effort and drive to teach a diverse community and unify it through programming.

Miracle League of Plymouth (MLP)

Posted By: Debra Madonna (June 15, 2017)
A Miracle League Baseball Field removes barriers that prevent children with mental & physical special needs from playing baseball. Buddies assist Players and bring enthusiasm and good spirit. Players enter the field and become Champions.

7 Games per season. 2 Seasons per year. 200 – 225 Players per year. 110 Volunteers per game. Serving Plymouth & surrounding communities. MLP is home to City of Plymouth Tee Ball and to Michigan Paralyzed Veterans’ Annual Picnic.

We are very happy to announce the completion of our Pavilion & Bleacher Covers, improving the Picnic area, and offering more Special Events for families.

We will use Summer of Sharing grant to purchase 1 handicapped accessible Picnic Tables.

Miracle League Baseball is Hope, Determination & Spirit that is unequaled. And of course … there’s baseball. “Every Child Deserves the Chance to Play .............

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