Credit unions encourage members to “Shop for Miracles” on behalf of local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (August 18, 2015) — Credit unions across the United States are invited to participate in Shop for Miracles, a one-day Credit Unions for Kids program that raises funds for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.
Each time credit union members use their credit union-issued credit or debit card on Oct. 15, 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 remain in the community to support the hospital’s greatest needs, often including equipment, life-saving research, treatments or charitable care.
“We’re thrilled with the positive reception of this new program among our credit union partners and their members,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Shop for Miracles makes it possible for credit union members to support kids in their community by simply planning their shopping for Oct. 15. Thanks to many generous credit unions, our member hospitals receive the funding they need to continue providing life-saving care to millions of children each year.”
Credit unions can register for Shop for Miracles at www.cu4kids.org/shopformiracles. Marketing collateral and other resources to help credit unions promote the campaign to members are also available on the website. The campaign coincides with International Credit Union Day®, which celebrates the credit union difference and the work being accomplished around the world.
In 2014, 108 credit unions participated in Shop for Miracles, raising an impressive $450,000, including $50,000 in matching funds from CO-OP Financial Services’ Miracle Match program. Since 1996, credit unions fundraising under the Credit Unions for Kids brand have raised almost $150 million for local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. More information on Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals can be found at www.CMNHospitals.org.
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 almost $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 2014, 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 benefitting 10 million children annually.