Credit Unions for Kids
“Credit Unions for Kids” is the brand under which America’s credit unions fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Since Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profits, their main focus is their members and their community. Credit unions are driven by the philosophy of ‘people helping people”, and their support of CMN Hospitals is a great example of the ways credit unions give back and support their communities.
In fact, since the creation of the Credit Unions for Kids brand in 1996, the credit union industry has raised over $120 million for affiliated children’s hospitals - over $10 million in 2013 alone! – making credit unions the third largest “corporate” contributor to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The credit union community has established a wonderful legacy at hospitals across the country, funding breakthrough research, numerous programs and services and construction of new facilities. Fundraising activities run the gamut from major events to online giving campaigns to paper balloon icon sales.
Shop for Miracles is a new national event for 2014. Every time a member of a participating credit union uses their credit union issued credit or debit card on October 16, the credit union will donate a quarter to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Contact your credit union and ask if they plan to participate!
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