Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer of Sharing Donation Helps Bring Horses to Kids with Cancer

Community Financial’s 7th annual Summer of Sharing campaign is well under way and thousands of dollars have already been donated to local charitable organizations throughout Michigan. Recipients are chosen based on nominations submitted at SummerofSharing.org. The campaign asks the community to consider the question, “What GOOD could you do with $1,000?”

One of the recipients for the 2017 campaign was Camp Casey. Camp Casey is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit horseback riding program for children with cancer and rare blood disorders. Through generous donations and compassionate volunteers, Camp Casey helps spread the healing power of horses to Michigan families.

Camp Casey provides free house visits, known as Horsey House Calls, to children with cancer and their families. These Horsey House Calls enable families to horse around in their own backyards! The visits are normally kept as a surprise for the children and the Camp Casey team brings a horse, an arts-and-craft project, and food for a camp-like home visit and fun afternoon!

The $1,000 Summer of Sharing donation from Community Financial will provide one Horsey House Call for a child with cancer and his/her family and friends. An Equine Therapist will be accompanied by 6 volunteers to give a child and up to 10 friends a day they'll never forget.

“First and foremost, a giant thanks to everyone at CFCU for continuing to support our grassroots nonprofit,” said Molly Reeser, Founder/Executive Director of Camp Casey. “With your donation, Camp Casey will be able to bring a ‘camp experience’ to the home of a child who is too sick to enjoy summer camp.”

To learn more about Camp Casey and the work they do across Michigan visit www.camp-casey.org

The Summer of Sharing campaign runs through September 1. This year Community Financial is donating $60,000 to the community.

You are invited to visit SummerOfSharing.org to learn more about how you can share your story and nominate a charity, community group, or school program that deserves a $1,000 donation. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make a difference in your community!

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