Credit Unions, Chapters Can Sponsor New Biz Kid$ Box Sets for CMN Hospitals

Tony Signorelli, who was treated for Dandy-Walker Syndrome and Liddle’s Syndrome at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland, holds an eight-DVD set of the TV show Biz Kid$. Read more about Tony and other Northwest “Miracle Children” here

Northwest credit unions and chapters can now enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at the region’s six Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals thanks to an innovative partnership between Credit Unions for Kids and the National Credit Union Foundation.

For just $300, credit unions and chapters can sponsor a box set of Biz Kid$ DVDs for their local CMN Hospital. The sets include all 65 episodes produced to date for Biz Kid$, the Emmy Award-winning and credit union-funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.

Fibre Federal Credit Union has already sponsored a box set, and the Northwest Credit Union Foundation has committed to sponsoring one set for each of the region’s CMN hospitals to kick off the campaign. The hope, says NWCUF executive director Kim Vu, is that more credit unions will participate and help to ensure that each hospital has more than one set.

“We hope the donation of the Biz Kid$ program will develop an even deeper credit union-hospital relationship, where credit unions not only support the financial needs of the hospital but also the financial needs of the patient families,” says Danielle Brown, the national foundation’s director of development and donor relations.

Each set of Biz Kid$ DVDs has been specially created with room for a credit union or chapter to add a logo or other customizable information, so patients and families will know who donated the material. In addition, each participating credit union or chapter that commits to sponsoring a set of Biz Kid$ DVDs by March 15 will:

  • Be included in Credit Unions for Kids and NCUF press releases touting the initiative;
  • Receive acknowledgement on the NCUF and Credit Unions for Kids websites;
  • Be thanked publically on Twitter by Credit Unions for Kids; and
  • Appear in a thank-you ad that will run in credit union trade publications.

The foundation is hoping that the box sets will be purchased by March 15, so that the donations can be made to hospitals during April, which is National Financial Literacy Month.

“In addition to being valuable for the kids and their families, we strongly believe this initiative will be beneficial for credit unions as well,” says Felicity Guerin, Credit Unions for Kids’ development manager for the American Association of Credit Union Leagues.

For more information on how you can join in this collaborative effort, or to order a DVD box set for your local CMN hospital, visit ncuf.coop or click here.

Questions? Contact Gary M. Stein: 503.350.2216, gstein@nwcua.org.

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