Mid Oregon CU Raises More than $6,000 for Healthy Beginnings

The credit union has supported Healthy Beginnings since 2004 and raised more than $35,000 total, thanks to the giving spirit of its membership.

Mid Oregon Credit Union staff present a ceremonial big check to Healthy Beginnings.

6/1/2021

Credit unions are known to give generously to the organizations that do great work in their communities, and, unsurprisingly, this generosity often trickles down to their members, inspiring a chain reaction of good deeds.

Mid Oregon Credit Union’s recent Adopt-A-Bear Fundraiser raised more than $6,100 for Healthy Beginnings, helping to provide free health and development screenings for preschool-age children in Central Oregon.

Throughout April, the credit union’s members and community partners adopted Healthy Beginnings bears by making donations at various branches, as well as over the phone. Healthy Beginnings donations were also accepted during Mid Oregon’s annual Free Shred event with Republic Services on April 17.

“We continue to be amazed by the generosity of our members in supporting community initiatives,” says Kyle Frick, VP of Marketing and Community Relations. “Their donations ensure that more Central Oregon children have access to these much-needed screening services from Healthy Beginnings.”

Since 2004, Mid Oregon’s Adopt-A-Bear annual fundraiser has raised more than $35,000 to support the organization. Community donations keep Healthy Beginnings’ screenings free for all families who use their services. The screenings are performed by local medical, dental, nutritional, and behavioral specialists, providing parents with a thorough assessment of their child’s physical and developmental health. Healthy Beginnings has served more than 10,000 children in the area.

“Mid Oregon Credit Union has been a valuable partner for over 15 years in helping us bring our screening programs to communities throughout Central Oregon,” said Kathleen Cody, Executive Director of Healthy Beginnings. “They share our commitment to helping all children enjoy a brighter future. We are blessed to have their support.”