SALT LAKE CITY (1/7/16)--The iconic Credit Unions for Kids celebrates a major milestones in 2016: 20 years of fundraising for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals), an effort that has produced more than $150 million in donations.
Since becoming a fundraising partner in 1996, more than 3,000 credit unions and numerous business partners across the United States have become the third-largest corporate fundraising partner for CMN Hospitals.
To honor America’s credit unions, CMN Hospitals has launched a year-long Credit Unions for Kids initiative to celebrate the life-changing work of credit unions over the last two decades. Campaign highlights will include a major presence on social media; a special anniversary video and an exciting contest open to the entire credit union movement as well as the public.
“We are extremely proud of our partnership with CMN Hospitals and the amazing success of the Credit Unions for Kids program over the past 20 years,” said Jim Nussle, Credit Union National Association president/CEO. “Throughout our history, credit unions have always played a vital role in giving back to the local community and there is no better example of ‘people helping people’ than what we have done through the CU4Kids program.”
Credit unions under the Credit Unions for Kids brand participate in fundraising throughout the year including hosting golf tournaments, wine auctions, change drives, Miracle Balloon Icon campaigns, Miracle Jeans Day and Shop for Miracles, which was held on International Credit Union Day and raised $500,000 in 2015.
“The passion and dedication shown by credit unions across the country is why so many kids can hope for a miracle today,” said John Lauck CMN Hospitals president/CEO. “The funds raised by credit unions directly benefit sick and injured children who are in need and who are deserving of the best care available “On behalf of the 10 million kids treated at our Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year, we want to thank and congratulate Credit Unions for Kids for reaching these incredible milestones.”
Credit union donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care.