100% of CMN Hospitals receive Biz Kid$ DVDs from NCUF & CU4Kids joint initiative

Donations of DVDs from CU Orgs Furthers Financial Education & Strategic Philanthropy

MADISON, WI (June 3, 2014) — Based on the generosity of credit union organizations, all 158 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals in the United States have been provided with entertaining financial education videos through the Emmy Award-winning TV show Biz Kid$. This is the result of a recent partnership between the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) and Credit Union for Kids (CU4Kids) to enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at CMN Hospitals.

Over the past three months, leagues, state credit union foundations, chapters and credit unions alike donated box sets of Biz Kid$ to their local CMN Hospital with CO-OP Financial Services underwriting half the cost. Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.

Many of the families touched by Children’s Miracle Network hospitals face not only the biggest health issues of their lives but also the biggest financial challenges they’ve experienced.  Financially educating and supporting families in their biggest time of need exemplifies what the true credit union spirit embodies.

“The donation of the Biz Kid$ program DVDs has developed an even deeper credit union/hospital relationship where credit unions not only support the financial needs of the hospital, but also the financial needs of the patient families,” said Gigi Hyland, NCUF Executive Director.  “Linking credit unions’ philanthropy with their mission to improve people’s financial lives is truly a win-win.”

“Over the last almost two decades, our credit union partners have been indirectly improving the financial lives of our patients and families by providing donations for everything from research to facilities to uncompensated care which funds treatment for those families who have no medical coverage or have exceeded their insurance policy cap,” said Joe Dearborn, Senior Director of CU4Kids, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are so grateful credit unions continue to go above and beyond for their local CMN Hospitals! Bringing direct financial education to patients and families through Biz Kid$ will truly be a huge benefit to the millions of kids treated at CMN Hospitals each year.”

For a listing of all the credit union organizations who made Biz Kid$ DVD Donations to their local CMN hospital, click here.

About the National Credit Union Foundation

The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) is the charitable arm of the US credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes. Donations to the Foundation enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

About Credit Unions for Kids

Credit unions hold fast to their philosophy of “People Helping People” and this belief is demonstrated through the industry’s support of local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Fundraising under the Credit Unions for Kids brand, America’s credit unions have partnered with CMN Hospitals since 1996 and in that time have generated $120 million in contributions. The funds raised by the credit union community help support new facilities, equipment, research programs, patient services, special patient needs and health education programs benefitting 32 million children annually.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids.


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