Summer of Sharing kicked off last month and continues through September 2nd. Nominating is easy! Visit www.SummerOfSharing.org and tell Community Financial what charity, community group or school group could use some extra funds. Community Financial is donating $1,000 a day, Monday through Friday, for 65 days.
Community Financial President and CEO Bill Lawton believes Summer of Sharing has become the most notable program of its kind in the area. "It's a very participatory effort because we ask for feedback and ideas from our members and our neighbors, so the quality of organizations we hear about is extremely high," Lawton said. "It's a fun way of giving back to many deserving causes. We're proud of our efforts and the impact made by our community."
Among the hundreds of groups that have benefited from Summer of Sharing, is Giving Songs, an all-volunteer organization that records local musicians and distributes music to assist families with blind, multi-disabled children. Giving Songs uses funds to support purchases of MV-1 wheelchair lift vehicles for families, the Penrickton Center for Blind Children and more.
"My grandmother helped me open up my first savings account with Community Financial in the 1980's as a child," said Johnson, who founded Giving Songs four years ago. "We've received support from Community Financial four years in a row, and it has been an integral resource for our young and growing organization."
What GOOD could you do with $1,000? Visit www.SummerOfSharing.org to nominate your favorite charity, community group or school group to receive $1,000 from Community Financial.
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SOURCE Community Financial Credit Union