PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Camp Casey is one of 60 admirable organizations to receive a 2014 Summer of Sharing donation from Community Financial Credit Union.
Founded in 2004 and based in Royal Oak, Michigan, Camp Casey is a nonprofit horseback riding program for children with cancer. Through donations and volunteers, Camp Casey spreads the healing power of horses to families facing a pediatric cancer diagnosis.
Community Relations Director Jessica Leroux said the opportunity to receive a donation from Community Financial was very exciting.
“We were all so happy when we found out we had received a Summer of Sharing donation,” Leroux said.
Leroux revealed that the donation from Community Financial will fund an entire Horsey House Call for a child with cancer.
“We bring a horse directly to the doorstep of a child who needs to forget about their diagnosis and just have fun for a day,” Leroux said. “We also bring a pizza lunch, arts and crafts supplies, a horse treat café, and encourage the child and family to invite everyone that has been touched along their journey.”
Camp Casey strongly believes in the healing power of horses. Leroux explained that when a child with cancer has the ability to sit on a giant animal and command it to walk and halt, the child can bring that “in charge” confidence back to the hospital.
“We hope that every child finds courage and strength to beat their diagnosis of cancer,” Leroux said. “The Horsey House Calls are here to help.”
Leroux and the rest of the team at Camp Casey make 15 to 17 Horsey House Calls during a summer season. Community Financial is proud to have funded one of those events.
During the Summer of Sharing, Community Financial gives away $1,000 a day for 60 days to organizations that are making a difference in the communities it serves.
About Community Financial Credit Union
Headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan, membership in Community Financial Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in 23 Michigan counties. With more than 50,000 members, Community Financial provides financial services to members at 10 branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services. For more complete membership information, visit www.cfcu.org or call (877) 937-2328.