Credit unions are committed to their communities and are driven by the philosophy of “people helping people.” Their support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals embodies the very essence of the credit union movement and is a great example of the ways they give back.
CMN Hospitals has been raising funds for local children’s hospitals, medical research and community awareness of health issues that affect young children for over fifty years’ now. Since its founding the total raised and directly distributed to each of networks 170 hospitals has nearly reached $5 billion with the help of dedicated partners.
Having been the charitable cause of choice for over two decades now, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has given credit unions the opportunity to drive community engagement while raising much needed funds for local hospitals. During that time, both credit unions and their members have raised over $150 million to help fund breakthrough research, programs, service, and new facilities. In fact credit unions collective contributions rank third on the list in terms of giving to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, just behind Walmart and Costco.
Every donation made stays local to fund critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Every year, thanks to an average donation size of $1 at a time, they are able to provide 32 million treatments to kids all over North America.
Caring for and the desire to help others is an inherent quality within us all, and the foundation from where credit unions were first formed. The reason members hold credit unions in high regards is because they share those same values. Supporting a cause like CMN only strengthens the bond between credit union, its members and the community.