Miracle Jeans Day Scheduled for September 18

On September 18, join hundreds of credit unions nationwide and raise money for your local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospital by celebrating Miracle Jeans Day. The concept is simple: encourage employees to donate $5 in order to trade in their traditional work attire and wear jeans for the day instead. Or, for a $25 donation, employees will receive a free Miracle Jeans Day T-Shirt, specially designed for credit unions!

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has made it even easier to engage employees in Miracle Jeans Day. This year, when you register your credit union for Miracle Jeans Day, you will receive a specific webpage and URL. You can direct your employees here by sending them the link, and they can easily make their donation using a credit card. This is also a great tool for setting a goal and tracking your progress. While credit unions do not have to use this tool, CMN Hospitals ask that credit unions register even if they don’t plan to use the additional functionality. Registration will help CMN to track credit union participation.

Credit Unions for Kids was founded in the Northwest in 1986, after a group of Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions collaborated to raise funds for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Their model was adapted nationally a decade later, and more than $110 million has been raised to benefit the network of 170 CMN Hospitals.

In addition to the proud Northwest tradition fueling participation in Miracle Jeans Day, credit union professionals are usually moved by the stories of patients who have benefitted from their fundraising.

Consider Solaine’s story.

Soliane was only 3 years old when she developed a rare type of acute inflammation of the brain. Within days, she had lost the ability to move or speak and quickly reverted to the physical abilities of a 1-month-old child. Armed with a great sense of humor and supported by an incredible staff and the pediatric restorative care facility—paid for, in part, by CMN Hospitals—at Tucson Medical Center, she underwent therapy until she regained most of her cognitive and motor skills.

Nowadays, Solaine keeps busy by playing tennis on her school team, riding her horse in preparation for hunter/jumper competitions and volunteering with the hospital’s pediatric therapy program. Solaine was treated at Tucson Medical Center in Arizona.

Northwest Champion Stories can be found online on the Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA) Credit Union for Kids website.

 

Questions? Contact Lynn Heider: 503.350.2225, lheider@nwcua.org.

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