5th annual Thumbs Up For Charity open for nominations

PLYMOUTH, MI (March 22, 2018) — Community Financial Credit Union is proud to launch their 5th annual “Thumbs Up for Charity!” program. During the month of March, the public is invited to nominate local organizations to receive recognition and a financial donation from Community Financial for their work.

Nominations will be accepted at through March 30th. After all the nominations have been received, five finalists will be chosen. Members of the community will then be able to vote from April 9th to April 20th. Winners will be announced on by April 25th.

Community Financial will be giving $25,000 in total through this program with five winners receiving financial donations:

  • 1st place winner will receive $10,000.
  • 2nd and 3rd place winners will each receive $5,000.
  • 4th and 5th place winners will each receive $2,500.

“The nonprofit groups in our communities work hard and we are proud to support them throughout the year,” said Community Financial’s Manager/Community Relations Natalie McLaughlin. “We want to provide the residents of our communities a chance to tell us which groups they think deserve recognition, and ‘Thumbs Up for Charity!’ gives them that opportunity.”

When nominating a charity, please make sure that it is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, recognized community support organization, or associated with an accredited educational institution in Michigan.

For complete contest rules and more information about the “Thumbs Up For Charity!” program, visit

About Community Financial Credit Union

The relationship with members is everything because Community Financial Credit Union is always looking out, standing beside members in every season of life. Community Financial is a full-service financial institution headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan since 1951 with 15 branches in Southeast and Northern Michigan and $1.6 billion in assets. Membership is open to any person or any business in the state of Michigan. Community Financial is deeply rooted in the communities it serves, offering programs and partnerships like student-run credit unions, an obstacle-free path to homeownership, and more. To learn more about Community Financial and why on earth there’s a bear on the logo, visit


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