RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., and MADISON, Wis. (4/1/14)--CO-OP Financial Services will pay half the cost of all "Biz Kid$" DVD box sets purchased by credit unions under a program to enhance the financial education of families at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
"Even though CMN Hospitals treat sick and injured children without regard for ability to pay, many of their families still face tremendous financial challenges," said Stan Hollen, CO-OP Financial Services president/CEO and a member of the CMN Hospitals board of governors since 2010. "The 'Biz Kid$' box sets will provide a source of entertainment and financial education for families that need both at a very difficult time."
CO-OP Financial Services will pay $150 of the $300 DVD set, which credit unions are purchasing through the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) and donating to their local CMN Hospitals.
The program is a joint initiative of Credit Unions for Kids and NCUF, which aims to provide all 163 CMN Hospitals with a box set of "Biz Kid$" by the end of April, National Financial Literacy Month.
Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award-winning and credit union-funded public television series that teaches young people about money management and entrepreneurship.
"We thank CO-OP Financial Services for helping underwrite this new initiative between NCUF and CU4Kids," said Gigi Hyland, NCUF executive director. "With CO-OP's support, even more "Biz Kid$" DVD box sets will make their way to patients and families in CMN Hospitals across the country. Linking credit unions' philanthropy with their mission to improve people's financial lives is truly a win-win."