MAXX 2018 Credit Unions for Kids Auction Raises a Record-breaking $631,462
Attendees bid generously to benefit eight Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the Northwest region.
Credit unions bid in force during the Credit Unions for Kids annual auction at MAXX 2018, held on Oct. 17, raising a record-breaking $631,462.
All funds raised go to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout the region, providing life-saving procedures, medical equipment, and other critical needs to children.
“Thanks to the generosity of all of our sponsors, donors, and bidders, Credit Unions for Kids will again make miracles happen,” said Holly Miller, NWCUA Project Manager and Auction Coordinator. “The funds raised at auction will support research, treatments at the CMN hospitals, and will provide comfort to the families of hospitalized children.”
Before the live auction, attendees bid on 92 hand-crafted baskets during the silent auction – the highest number donated by credit unions and individuals in the auction’s history. Baskets overflowed with fine wines, gourmet treats, jewelry, fun items for kids and pets, and more.
The live auction kicked off with Cass Huff singing a moving rendition of “Hallelujah.” Cass – the 2018 Miracle Child for the “New York, New York” auction – is one of just 150 people in the world with Conradi-Hunermann Syndrome, a severe form of scoliosis.
The live auction got off to an immediately enthusiastic start, with attendees engaging in friendly bidding wars over luxury golf outings and hot air balloon rides. Their generous donations set an auction fundraising record.
Toy-filled electric cars were donated by sponsors and auctioned off in a lively round of bidding for the Northwest’s eight Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The cars, toys, and checks representing proceeds raised at the auction will be presented by local credit unions to each of the hospitals early next year.
“We are moved and humbled by the generosity of our colleagues in the Credit Union Movement,” said Troy Stang, Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) President and CEO. “The journey credit unions started here in the Northwest 32 years ago has made so many miracles possible for the kids and their families.”