Credit union members urged to “Shop for Miracles” October 16, in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

SALT LAKE CITY (October 14, 2014) — Credit unions from 33 states and representing more than five million members are participating in Shop for Miracles, a one-day Credit Unions for Kids program raising funds for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Oct. 16.

Each time members use their credit union-issued credit or debit card on Thursday, Oct. 16, the participating credit union will donate $0.25 or other pre-determined amount to the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals donations, funds raised locally will stay in the community to support the hospital’s greatest needs, often including life-saving research, treatments, equipment or charitable care.

“We’re thrilled by the generous support of our credit union partners and the enthusiasm behind this new event,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Shop for Miracles gives participating credit union members the opportunity to make an impact on local kids just by planning their regular shopping for Oct. 16. It’s a simple ask that can make a big difference for children in need.”

Credit unions fundraising under the Credit Unions for Kids brand since 1996 have raised nearly $130 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

The Oct. 16 campaign coincides with International Credit Union Day® which celebrates the credit union difference and the work being accomplished around the world.

To learn more about your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, visit

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 raised almost $130 million. Today, individual credit unions throughout the United States collaborate with chapters, leagues/associations and business partners to raise much-needed funds for 156 CMN Hospitals.  Fundraising programs range from golf tournaments, runs, walks to wine auctions, online giving campaigns and paper balloon icon sales. In 2013, credit unions raised $10.2 million ranking the movement third among CMN Hospitals’ corporate partners in annual giving. Contributions help fund new facilities, research, patient services, equipment, special patient needs, charity care and health education programs benefitting 10 million children annually.

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 and

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