Patelco Launches Annual Holiday Fundraising Campaign

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Credit Union Partners with CU4Kids to Raise Funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Starting today, Patelco is holding a holiday drive in all 41 branches to benefit Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals with a goal of raising $25,000. The fundraising drive runs until December 31, and new this year, Patelco will be accepting donations online via a CafeGive Facebook App.

The 2012 campaign raised $30,792 through close to 7,000 donations ranging from $1 to more than $2,000. “We were truly touched by the generosity of our members last year and we are excited about reaching more people this year through our online component of the campaign,” said Patelco’s Community Outreach Manager Sharon Tallon. “I know we will once again have a very successful fundraiser that will have a direct positive impact on the care children receive at CMN Hospitals in the local communities Patelco serves.”

In addition to the CU4Kids holiday fundraiser, Patelco participated in the April SacTown 10 race, another CU4Kids event that raises funds for CMN Hospitals. Other charitable giving and community involvement throughout 2013 included a donation drive for Blue Star Moms, participation in the San Francisco AIDS Walk, partnerships with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, and various programs related to youth financial literacy and elder financial protection.

About Children’s Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network helps to raise funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. More information about the organization can be found on their website: http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org

About Patelco Credit Union
Founded in 1936, Patelco Credit Union ranks among the largest credit unions in the nation and is the fifth largest in California with more than $4 billion in assets and 275,000 members. Throughout its 77-year history, Patelco has helped people and their communities prosper through volunteer initiatives and personalized service that focuses on transparency, simplicity in banking, and garnering trust. Patelco is a federally insured, not-for-profit, full-service credit union that offers the same types of products and services as large banks. For more information, visit Patelco Credit Union at patelco.org.

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