Credit Unions for Kids Contacts:
Community Manager, Member Resources
Toll Free: 800.995.9064 x122
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Contact:
Suggested Fundraising Calendar
CMNH has created turnkey programs to help jump-start your fundraising. Research shows 83 percent of consumers feel better about businesses that are supporting worthy causes. Information, materials, and samples available through the links below will help you share your fundraising events and success stories with your members.
February – March
August – Mid-September
November – December
Great Fundraising Ideas
Over the years, credit unions have found dozens of interesting ways to raise money for Credit Unions for Kids. Here are just some examples of the most successful ideas:
- Wine Auction – iQ Credit Union, Vancouver, WA
- Ride and Rock – iQ Credit Union & Fibre, Vancouver, WA
- Lunch at Tiffany’s – Oregon Credit Unions
- Miracle Jeans Days – Southwest Washington Credit Unions
- Dave & Dan Celebrity Golf Tournament – First Tech Federal Credit Union
- Wine on the Willamette – Unitus Community Credit Union
How to Leverage Your Fundraising Dollars
Want to DOUBLE the impact of your fundraiser? Each year, CO-OP Financial Services matches up to $1,000,000 raised at Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers nationwide. Whether your credit union is holding its own grassroots fundraiser, partnering in a national CU4Kids initiative, or joining with a group of other credit unions to host an event—you can apply to receive a match! Find the details here.
Submit Your Fundraising Dollars
Every single dollar donated by members of the credit union movement to Credit Unions for Kids stays local. That means that 100 percent of donations go back to the CMN Hospital that serves your community, your members. CMN Hospitals treat millions of children every year. Visit this page to learn more about the donation process and download your donation reporting form.
When choosing a fundraising activity, keep in mind that some events are more likely to catch the attention of the news media than others. There are no hard and fast rules for attracting media; it depends on what’s happening around town on any particular day. However, there are a few guidelines that might help you get coverage.
A photograph can help sell a story idea, and it’s a good idea to include photos with your press releases when applicable. If you are at an event taking photos, here are a few basic tips to keep in mind.