Credit Unions Raise $10 Million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2013


Credit unions raised $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Credit Unions for Kids program in 2013, and CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney celebrated that effort this week by presenting a symbolic check to Joe Dearborn, senior director of Credit Unions for Kids, at the Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C.
 
“The partnership between America’s credit unions and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has truly been an amazing journey,” Dearborn said.  “Since 1996, when the Credit Unions for Kids program was introduced nationally, the credit union community has teamed up to raise a remarkable $120 million.”
 
Credit unions and their support have left a legacy of new facilities, equipment and life-saving research at the 163 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the U.S., Dearborn said. “This commitment guarantees the 10 million kids being served by CMN Hospitals annually will continue to receive the finest pediatric health care available,” he said.
 
Northwest credit unions started the Credit Unions for Kids program in 1986. Ten years later, it became credit unions’ national charity of choice and is now one of the most comprehensive fundraising vehicles for members of the credit union movement. The generosity of leagues and credit unions over the years has made Credit Unions for Kids the third-largest corporate contributor to CMN Hospitals, behind only Walmart and Costco.
 
“The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals do extraordinary work, and we could not be more proud to support what they do,” Cheney said. “My thanks to leagues, credit unions and all of those in the credit union community who are uniting for good to make a huge difference in the lives of sick children.”
 
Questions? Contact Gary Stein: 503.350.2216, gstein@nwcua.org.

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