Portland Area Credit Unions Mark 30th Anniversary of Credit Unions for Kids With Contribution of Nearly $68K to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

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February 4, 2016

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Portland Area Credit Unions Mark 30th Anniversary of Credit Unions for Kids with Contribution of Nearly $68K to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital

Tigard, OR — Continuing an important tradition of fundraising for hospitalized children, Portland area credit unions will make a special contribution to OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital on Friday, February 5.

Working in partnership, the credit unions will present a check for $67,684.90.  The credit unions will also contribute 3 toy-filled red wagons to the hospital and its young patients. The donation comes in a milestone year for the charity, “Credit Unions for Kids.” Thirty years ago, a group of Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions began raising funds for OHSU Doernbecher, and the charity was born. A decade later their model was adopted by the national credit union movement, resulting in contributions of over $150 million for the 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.  Credit unions’ contributions to OHSU Doernbecher during that time total over $12 million.

The money to be contributed Friday was raised last fall during the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Roaring 20’s gala and auction to benefit Credit Unions for Kids.

“It will be heartwarming to kick off Credit Unions for Kids’ 30th year in the Northwest at OHSU Doernbecher, where it all started,” said Jamie Dedmon, Managing Director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. “Every single dollar raised by any credit union or group of credit unions directly benefits the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their region. Donations might support toy purchases, patient care, research or medications, and in the end all of this puts smiles on faces of the kids and their families.”

Media Coverage Invitation

  • Date: Friday, February 5, 2016
  • Time: 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, 700 S.W. Campus Drive, Portland, OR 97239
  • Media should arrive in the OHSU Doernbecher first-floor lobby by 9:15 a.m.

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The Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to identifying and nurturing partnerships that bring together Northwest credit unions, community organizations and nonprofits to improve and grow the regional economy. We provide credit unions and community partners with support that promotes asset-building, economic empowerment and cooperative development. Learn more at http://www.nwcuf.org.

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