SALT LAKE CITY (8/25/14)--Credit unions, their members and employees can help support local Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in two engaging and unique ways this fall.
Participants can either sport the denim on Miracle Jeans Day, slated for Sept. 10, or spend loads on their credit union-issued credit or debit cards on Shop for Miracles Day, set for Oct. 16.
Both initiatives will funnel funding to Credit Unions for Kids and CMN Hospitals, a cause the entire credit union movement has supported for years, raising $110 million since 1996.
Eileen Rivera, president/CEO, SkyOne FCU, Hawthorne, Calif., with $427 million in assets, said the dual initiatives to raise money for local children complement each other nicely.
"(Our employees) are looking forward to telling members to simply use their credit or debit card on Oct. 16, and a donation will be made to help our local CMN Hospital," Rivera said.
Each time a member uses their credit union credit or debit card on the day picked for Shop for Miracles--this year it's International Credit Union Day--the credit union will donate 25 cents to a local CMN Hospital as well.
Miracle Jeans Day, meanwhile, celebrates its fifth anniversary this year, after raising $185,000 during the day last year. To participate, credit unions must register with Credit Unions for Kids, and then encourage employees to donate $5 so they can wear jeans to work for the day.
For more information on the events, use the resource links.