PLYMOUTH — Community Financial Credit Union announced the final gifts of its 2011 “Season of Giving” program, presenting donations to the Plymouth Salvation Army and The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW).

To wrap up the program, Community Financial presented a $1,500 check to the Plymouth Salvation Army and $7,400 to THAW to support its work. During the “Season of Giving,” Community Financial donated $50,000 to groups in the areas the credit union serves, including Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Gaylord, Hillman, and Lewiston.

“We know that there are a tremendous number of deserving organizations in all of our communities and we wish we could donate to all of them,” said Bill Lawton, Community Financial president and CEO. “But we are thankful to be able to help those organizations in this year’s program, and we look forward to giving back to many more in the future.”

The groups receiving donations this year included: the Plymouth Community Foundation; Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Educational Excellence Foundation; the Canton Community Foundation; Northville Educational Foundation; Novi Educational Foundation; Northville Community Foundation; Love INC in Novi; Gaylord, Hillman, Atlanta, Jo-Berg and Lewiston schools, Community Foundation of Northeast Michigan, Otsego County Community Foundation and food pantries in Canton, Gaylord, Hillman, Lewiston, Northville and Novi.

Over the course of the month, the “Season of Giving” donation announcements were made on Community Financial’s Facebook and Twitter pages.  To follow Community Financial, please visit or

Headquartered in Plymouth, membership in Community Financial Credit Union is open to anyone who lives, works, worships, volunteers, or attends school in the Michigan cities, townships or counties of Plymouth, Canton, Northville, Novi, Alpena, Otsego and Montmorency.  With more than 47,000 members, Community Financial provides financial services to members at eight branch locations and through a variety of automated and online services.  For more information, visit or call (877) 937-2328.


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