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.
Northville Parks & Recreation Senior Services
Posted By: Pam Cameron (July 17, 2019)
The Northville Parks and Recreation Senior Services provide a variety of different programs to enrich senior citizen's lives. The department has partnered with Northville Early Childhood Pre-K program to form a multigenerational program that bridges the gap through literacy, arts & crafts, and friendships. With this grant seniors and children will read a book together, create a craft relating the stories’ meaning, and share their experiences over a healthy snack.
Posted By: Donna Robillard (July 16, 2019)
This program provides immense emotional support. We donates hand-sewn quilts to ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis)patients experiencing a loss or facing a scary medical procedure. These quilts are delivered to those feeling alone and facing hardships, allowing them to wrap themselves in a quilt knowing they are receiving a hug from someone who cares. The quilts are all sewn in Lewiston but are distributed across Northern Michigan and the US. In the past 3 years we have sewn over 150 quilts.s
PandoraOrg.net is a grassroots non-profit run by volunteers who also have ME. Other programs also include sending out nutritious meals to patients who are struggling after a surgery or severe relapse. We are the only organization in the US who provide direct patient assistant.
We advocate at a local, state, and national level and were instrumental in getting resolutions passed Bicameral in Lansing on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis awareness this year.
Hillman Lions Club
Posted By: Jan Pankner (July 16, 2019)
The Hillman Area Lions Club 501(c)(3)provides weekend backpacks for area students who do not have enough food to eat on weekends
Although the students receive free breakfast and lunch at school during the week, school staff realized many students did not have adequate food on weekends.
The staff identified 36 students in elementary, middle school and high school who were in need of the backpacks. This $1000 donation would help greatly in helping fill these backpacks in the coming school year.
A hungry child cannot learn.
Thank you for your consideration.
Vanderbilt Branch Library
Posted By: Rita Tubbs (July 16, 2019)
The Vanderbilt Branch of the Otsego County Library would like to build a StoryWalk at the new Gateway Trailhead Park in downtown Vanderbilt, adjacent to the North Central State Trail. StoryWalk is an innovative way to promote early literacy, physical activity and family time together in nature. Pages from a children’s book are mounted under plexiglass to wooden platforms, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you are directed to the next page in the story. The first StoryWalk in Otsego County was built at the Otsego Conservation Demonstration Gardens in Gaylord, where children and adults enjoy a new “Tale on the Trail” each season. A $1,000 gift would allow us to purchase all materials need for volunteers to complete the project. CFCU would be recognized with signage showing their support for adding this new activity for Vanderbilt village residents and visitors.
Atlanta Community Schools Varsity Football
Posted By: Troy Cheedie (July 16, 2019)
I have been the varsity football coach in Atlanta for 8 years, assistant for 2 years. Even with dwindling numbers, we have managed to keep our program afloat financially by hosting alumni football games, raising money/raffles to purchase new helmets, new uniforms and safety gear. We try to not suffocate our school district's budget and help wherever we can. This year, our program is in need of new cushions/pads for the 7 man football sled. The cost in nearly $1,000 and our program would appreciate very much the summer of sharing help program to purchase these pads. We are not looking to replace the $10,000 sled, just the replacement pads, as they have been needing replaced for years and becoming a safety issue. Thank you for your consideration and offering this wonderful program to Northern Michigan organizations.