Shop for Miracles on International Credit Union Day

Looking to have an impact with your charitable efforts? CO-OP Financial Services is supporting Shop for Miracles, a one-day charitable program to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, taking place on October 16, International Credit Union Day. By partnering with CO-OP, the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), the World Council of Credit Unions and CMN Hospitals on this event, your credit union supports a great cause while amplifying member engagement.

The idea behind Shop for Miracles is simple. Each time members use their credit union-issued credit or debit card on October 16, credit unions participating in the Shop for Miracles program will donate $0.25 or a pre-determined amount to CMN Hospitals.

Joining Shop for Miracles gives your charitable efforts cooperative impact.

Raise awareness by raising more money. CO-OP will provide CO-OP Miracle Match funds starting at dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 for approved credit union applications.

Highlight your cooperative spirit. In addition to pointing out your individual credit union’s fundraising success, you can point to the more than $100 million credit unions have raised for CMN Hospitals since CU4Kids started in 1996.

Get promotional support. Put your cause front and center with member-facing collateral material that helps you promote Shop for Miracles. For details click here.

“Last year we sponsored a pilot program with the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues which resulted in CO-OP providing a match of more than $27,000 to the funds raised by 11 participating credit unions,” said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP. “In 2014 credit unions across the country have the opportunity to support their local children’s hospital and be engaged in their communities in a very meaningful way on International Credit Union Day.”

“CO-OP’s support is another example of the company’s fund raising leadership for CMN Hospitals, which provide desperately needed medical services to sick and injured children regardless of the family’s ability to pay,” said Joe Dearborn, Senior Director, CMN Hospitals. “The credit union industry is the third-largest donor to CMN Hospitals through Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers, and we are very grateful to the movement’s support again in 2014.”

CO-OP Financial Services is accepting applications for Shop for Miracles matching funds immediately, with a deadline of September 30. For an application, click here.

Strategic Link is the NWCUA’s wholly-owned service corporation, using the power of aggregation to provide the Association’s member credit unions with exclusive, high-quality, competitively-priced products and discounted services. Contact Director of Strategic Partnerships Craig Reed at creed@nwcua.org today to find out how Strategic Link can help your credit union save money while meeting its goals in 2014 and beyond.

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