Seattle-Area CUs Deliver Nearly $80,000, Red Wagons to Seattle Children’s Hospital

The donations stemmed from October’s record-setting Credit Unions for Kids auction during MAXX.

Continuing a rich tradition of fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and their patients, Seattle area credit unions made a special visit to Seattle Children’s Hospital recently, bringing nearly $80,000 in cash contributions, a red flyer wagon stuffed with toys and books, and care packages for hospital patients’ families.

The funds for the wagon and cash contributions were raised during the your Association’s Hollywood Glamour Credit Unions for Kids auction held during October’s MAXX Convention in SeaTac, WA. At the same event, young credit union professionals assembled the care packages for patients’ families.

“Sometimes under unexpected and always stressful circumstances, these families bring a child to the hospital and might have to spend an unplanned night at their child’s side,” said Carmen Vigil, NWCUA Community Manager. “These packages include toiletries and other thoughtful items that can provide a little bit of comfort at a difficult time.” Vigil said the care packages were made possible by a Northwest Credit Union Foundation grant.

To date, Seattle area credit unions have donated over $1.1 million to Seattle Children’s Hospital, through Credit Unions for Kids. They’ve committed $1 million over the next 4.5 years to fund “uncompensated care” costs not covered by insurance plans.

At the event Thursday, Seattle Children’s Hospital also accepted a check from First Tech Federal Credit Union for $125,000 – money raised last summer at the “Dave & Dan Classic.” BECU and Harborstone Credit Union donated a wagon each, while one was sponsored by Sound Credit Union.

Check out some other photos from the day’s presentations here.

Questions about this story? Contact Eric Horvath: 503.350.2222, ehorvath@nwcua.org.