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Annual campaign to benefit children’s hospitals kicks off today, aims to generate 1 million votes
SALT LAKE CITY (Nov. 28, 2018) – With the simple click of a mouse, credit union members and employees can make a difference in the lives of sick and injured children in their community.
Today kicks off the annual Credit Unions for Kids “Vote for Miracles” promotion. Through December 18, credit unions and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support their favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. At the conclusion of the promotion, the top five hospitals will receive a share of a $100,000 donation on behalf of America’s credit unions, compliments of CO-OP Financial Services.
This year’s goal is to reach 1 million votes, an increase over last year’s vote count of more than 600,000.
“We are so appreciative of all that credit unions have done for our member hospitals for more than 20 years,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are delighted that we can use Vote for Miracles to not only raise much-needed funds for our hospitals but also tell the amazing story of credit unions’ generosity through the Credit Unions for Kids program.”
Members and employees can vote daily for their local CMN Hospital at VoteforMiracles.org. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $ 5,000, respectively. When a vote is cast, voters have the option to choose their credit union. The credit union responsible for the most votes in each of the winning markets will be invited to participate in the check presentation for the top hospital.
“CO-OP Financial Services is proud to sponsor Vote for Miracles for the third year in a row,” said Todd Clark, President/CEO of CO-OP. “We are providing $100,000 on behalf of our client credit unions because we believe this is a powerful opportunity to contribute to a tremendously important cause, one that truly demonstrates credit unions at work, making their communities better places to live for everyone.”
In addition to voting at www.VoteForMiracles.org, the public can also learn about the “Credit Union Difference” and how to share the hashtag #VoteForMiracles to raise support for their favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
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About Credit Unions for Kids
Credit Unions for Kids is the brand under which America’s credit unions fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Individual credit unions, chapters, state associations and business partners from across the country collaborate to raise much-needed funds for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as the credit union movement’s charity of choice, CU4Kids is the third largest corporate sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Since 1996, credit unions have donated over $150 million to help sick and injured kids being treated at CMN Hospitals throughout the U.S.
About CO-OP Financial Services
CO-OP Financial Services is a payments and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement. CO-OP payments solutions, engagement services and strategic counsel help credit unions optimize member experiences to consistently provide seamless, personalized multi-channel offerings, while delivering secure, sophisticated fraud mitigation service. For more information, visit www.co-opfs.org.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
CO-OP Financial Services
800-782-9042, ext. 3450