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.
St John Episcopal Church Food Pantry
Posted By: Nancy Mitchell (June 15, 2019)
The food pantry at St Johnís is open to all who come to our door. The $1,000 would allow SJP to continue to help the community is numerous ways with not just stocking our food pantry shelves. We would be able to help give a person a gas card, give a family a Kroger gift card to purchase meats and fresh fruits and vegetables, stock the pantry with toiletries items that seem to never stay on the shelves. Thank you in advance for the blessings you are providing to so many deserving organizations to help pay it forward. SJP also contributes/ provides two meals a year to Crossroads in Detroit and part of that money could help serve over 700 meals in one day.
Susie Q's Kids, Inc.
Posted By: Dr Mary Welsh (June 15, 2019)
Susie Q's Kids was started in honor of Susan McBride-Welsh, a special young lady who loved kids, giving back, and living everyday to it's fullest.
Susie Q's Kids is committed to aiding emotionally, physically and mentally challenged children and young adults. We create comfort bags tailored to the needs of nonprofits and kids.
Our motto: One Comfort Bag at a Time.
All kids need comfort. Imagine the smile as the kids we help find comfort in the contents of our special bags: i.e. foster bags, shelter bags, hospital activity bags, grieving kids, trafficked or bullied kids, kids suffering from the loss of suicide or suicidal thoughts.
Through this program, we can keep Susie's vision alive! Join us as we help those in need with comfort items, inspirational support, and letting them know that people like YOU, your FAMILY and EMPLOYEES care.
JFS of Washtenaw County
Posted By: Cynthia Dieck (June 14, 2019)
JFS offers a wide variety of services and support to all of Washtenaw County. One specific population in which JFS serves are refugees. JFS resettles refugees into Washtenew County. JFS resettlement services assisting the families with obtaining self sufficiency. One of the core services JFS provides to these refugees is securing them a new home with furniture, household items and other basic living items. These refugees only arrive with the bare minimal, so anything JFS can give them is essential to their resettlement. Much of these items that are provided to the families are typically received through donations of the supportive community in which JFS resides. With that being said, if they were awarded $1000, it would allow the purchase of new bedding, linens, hygiene products and other household items for over 5 new refugee families. Thank you!
Fido and Fluffy's Rescue
Posted By: Liz Zurawski (June 14, 2019)
Fido and Fluffy's Rescue in Armada is a 100% volunteer, foster based rescue dedicated to re-homing abandoned animals obtained from throughout the Mid-West and Puerto Rico. Although they usually deal with dogs, they also take in cats, rabbits, reptiles, and other small animals from time to time.
All of the animals are seen by a vet to receive a wellness exam, age appropriate vaccines, are heartworm tested (treated if necessary), have a fecal check (treated if necessary), and are spayed/neutered before going to their fur-ever homes. Every animal is kept on monthly heartworm and flea/tic prevention.
Most of the animals come from the streets, previous neglect and abusive situations, or there may be no background information available at all. While waiting for their fur-ever family, all of the adoptable animals are in foster homes.
Thank you for your consideration.
Tonda Elementary School
Posted By: Virginia Dean (June 13, 2019)
Tonda Elementary School Butterfly Garden rebuild is in progress. After establishing a strong garden, lesson plans, aligning garden activities with PCCS elementary curriculum, will be created. These lesson plans will be shared with Tonda's K-5 teacher. I will create and donate these plans, free of cost to the PCCS elementary schools (I am a retired PCCS teacher.) This garden will be maintained by the Master Gardeners of Western Wayne County.
Our Needs: Plants, Catapiller eggs, Incubation cages, fertilizer, wagons, a drip irrigation system and water hoses.
I will extend this drip system to the beautiful gardens the PTO planted this year. Currently, they must drag 400 ft. of hoses, or fill buckets and drive them out to the garden. A drip irrigation system will ensure success of both gardens.