CO-OP Miracle Match Offering $1 Million in Matching Funds for Credit Unions for Kids Events
October 25, 2011
October 25, 2011
Applications are now available for the 2012 CO-OP Miracle Match, enabling credit unions to essentially double the impact of their Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers through the $1 million matching program from CO-OP Financial Services.
“The credit union industry is a model for all industries in its mobilizing for a charitable cause,” said Stan Hollen, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services and a member of the board of governors of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are entering our fifth year of offering CO-OP Miracle Match, and we are looking forward to again supporting credit unions in this important work in their local communities.”
Established in November 2007, CO-OP Miracle Match is a $1 million matching funds program to benefit Credit Unions for Kids supporting local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. CO-OP will match credit union funds raised to provide medical care, life-saving research and preventative education that helps millions of children overcome illnesses and injuries. It created the program with the two-pronged goal of both increasing existing donations and serving as a catalyst to generate new credit union Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraisers.
CO-OP expects to finish with at least 150 credit unions participating from 39 different states in 2011. A Miracle Match-record 42 fundraising events are first-time events for their sponsoring credit union, showing tangible evidence that the Miracle Match program is not only providing matching funds, but is inspiring the origination of new donations as well.
The credit union movement is currently the third largest contributor to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and participation in the Miracle Match program is open to all CO-OP member credit unions, leagues, chapters and associations. Complete details on the program and 2012 applications for matching funds are available online or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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