Credit Unions For Kids Celebrate 20th Anniversary Partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

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Credit unions across the U.S have raised over $150 million for pediatric patients since 1996.

Credit unions across the U.S have raised over $150 million for pediatric patients since 1996.

The passion and dedication shown by credit unions across the country is why so many kids can hope for a miracle today.

It’s a milestone year for Credit Unions for Kids™ as the iconic program celebrates its 20th year of fundraising and $150 million donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® (CMN Hospitals). Since becoming a fundraising partner in 1996, over 3,000 credit unions and numerous business partners across the U.S. combined have become the third largest corporate fundraising partner for CMN Hospitals.

To honor America’s credit unions, CMN Hospitals has launched a yearlong Credit Unions for Kids initiative to celebrate the life-saving contributions 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 last 20 years,” remarked Jim Nussle, President & CEO of the Credit Union National Association. “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 Credit Unions for Kids 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. 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,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of CMN Hospitals. “On behalf of the 10 million kids treated at Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year, we want to thank and congratulate Credit Unions for Kids for reaching this incredible milestone.”

Credit union donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. The credit unions' legacy of giving and compassion over the last two decades will ensure that all children in need of care will have it now and their continued support will continue to help kids well into the future.

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About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity's Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit's mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children's hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at CMNHospitals.org and facebook.com/CMNHospitals.

About Credit Unions for Kids
Credit unions, fundraising under the Credit Unions for Kids™ brand, have partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1996, and in that time, have generated over $150 million in contributions. Today, individual credit unions across the United States collaborate with credit union chapters, leagues and business partners to raise much-needed funds to benefit CMN Hospitals. Fundraising campaigns range from change drives, Miracle Jeans Day and holiday icon campaigns to golf tournaments, runs, walks and wine auctions. In 2015, credit unions ranked third among corporate partners in annual giving behind only Wal-Mart and Costco. The funds raised by the credit union community help support new facilities, equipment acquisition, research programs, patient services, charitable care and health education programs benefiting 10 million children annually.

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