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Monday, August 19, 2013

Award of $1,000 Given to Alpena Boys & Girls Club Through Summer of Sharing Campaign

ALPENA, Mich. (August 19, 2013) – The non-profit Alpena Boys & Girls Club was recently awarded a $1,000 donation through Community Financial’s third annual “Summer of Sharing” program, the credit union proudly announced.

The Boys & Girls Club of Alpena offers youth ages 6 through 18 a variety of programs and activities, including a community-wide mentoring program and community service projects. Their goal is to embrace all, especially those in need, and to help them become productive, caring and responsible citizens.

“I was ecstatic that we were given this opportunity, I never thought in a million years what I had to say was going to impact so much and help kids get an opportunity to participate in so many different projects,” said Jen Digna, the club’s program director. The club has had to cut staff and is also in need of building repairs. “We’ll be able to use this to provide opportunities for our youth that might not otherwise have been possible, and we just want to say thanks.”

Community Financial is donating $1,000 every Monday through Friday until August 30, 2013, to non-profits through the Summer of Sharing campaign. Nominations can be made at

“We’re a community credit union and we feel it’s important for the local community to have a say in which organizations receive a donation,” said Bill Lawton, Community Financial Credit Union President/CEO. “Our members are actively involved in the community and we want to support the charities that are important to them.”

Summer of Sharing was first launched in 2011 to help celebrate Community Financial’s 60th anniversary. The popular program is now in its third year.

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