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 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. To help build stronger communities, we are reaching out to our neighbors and asking for your help.
"What GOOD could you do with $1,000?"
Which charity, community organization, or school group could use some extra funds? In total, we will be donating $60,000 this summer! That's $1,000 a day every Monday – Friday from June 10, 2019 – August 30, 2019.
Our Summer of Sharing Program has concluded for 2019.
This summer we chose from over 290 stories submitted on this site and awarded (60) $1,000 grants to organizations in Michigan! Click the SEE tab to view the charities, community groups and school programs we were able to support this year.
Keep Plymouth Leafy
Posted By: Jim Mulhern (June 21, 2019)
I am not affiliated with Keep Plymouth Leafy, but I am a resident of the City of Plymouth. I so admire their cause to replace and re-populate the amount of trees in in the city. We know as neighbors in this community that we lose many mature trees during new home building. Many are not replaced. We also lose trees, especially street ones due to mother nature or homeowner neglect. This non-profit plants trees for those who want but may not be able to afford them. It also brings to light the great increase to property values that tree-populated, and street tree-lined communities enjoy. Plymouth benefits from this, the air benefits from this, and every homeowner benefits from these efforts. I appreciate CFCU Financial's consideration of this worthy charity and the good works they do on the commmunity's behalf. Sincerely, Jim Mulhern, 396 Arthur, Plymouth MI 48170
Last Day Dog Rescue, Inc
Posted By: Carol A Snodgrass (June 21, 2019)
Last Day Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) organization with a simple mission - saving animals. LDDR is no-kill rescue based in Livonia with foster homes across Michigan. We take in these beautiful transient creatures and do our very best to provide them with safety, medical care, and LOVE. Since 2007 we saved over 7,350 dogs and cats. While we openly take in puppies and dogs who are in good shape, our focus is on saving those who are most likely not saved without our help. We recently rescued Khan, who is heartworm positive and Lyme's disease positive. We will have plenty of vet bills for Khan, but we will safe his life and find him his fur-ever home! We were founded on the principle that all life is precious, regardless of breed, appearance, or age.
Posted By: Sairah Kazmi (June 21, 2019)
Vista Maria READS is a reading initiative for Vista Maria youth, developed and managed by volunteers, many retired or veteran educators, who believe that reading has the power to change lives. Vista Maria READS program tries to inspire and empower girls in Vista Maria's residential programs through books and build a love of reading that they can take with them when they leave Vista Maria.
Each month, the “book ladies" visit with all of the approximately 135 girls living at Vista Maria and distribute books in numerous genres and reading levels, and take requests for specific books from the girls. The Vista Maria READS program allows each girl to choose two books, which are theirs to keep. If a girl returns a book, she can take a third book. Since 2012, Vista Maria READS has given over 15,000 books. $1,000 would sponsor this program for one month.
Posted By: Cathyann Shubitowski (June 21, 2019)
Tailwaggers is an awesome organization that helps people with a lower cost of basic animal care. They also provide pet food to people who have reached hard times in their lives and need assistance with feeding their animals.
With my involvement with Tailwaggers in the past year they are very grateful to our donations to help them provide food and vet care to the animals. Please please choose them during our summer of sharing.
Plymouth Township Command Officers Association
Posted By: Marc Hoffman (June 20, 2019)
The Plymouth Township Command Officers Association (PTCOA) has made several charitable contributions through the years. The PTCOA often makes contributions to organizations set up to help Officers and the families of Officers that are either injured or killed in the line of duty. The PTCOA recently came together with our local Police, Fire and Dispatch Departments to organize a fundraiser supporting the American Cancer Society in remembrance of one of our Officers that just lost his mother to cancer. Thank you for considering the PTCOA reference this very thoughtful program.