Credit Unions invited to celebrate “Miracle Jeans Day” Sept. 10 to benefit local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Materials Now Available to Help Credit Unions Help Local Kids.
SALT LAKE CITY, UT (August 6, 2014) — On Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, credit union associates across the nation are invited to wear jeans in support of their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. For a $5 donation, employees can participate in Miracle Jeans Day, an annual fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. The charity raises funds and awareness for 170 children’s hospitals.
Visit CU4Kids.org/MiracleJeansDay to access resources specific for credit unions, to easily engage both staff and members in this fundraiser. New this year is an updated Miracle Jeans Day t-shirt, specifically designed for credit unions, as well as preprinted stickers and free paper icons, so credit unions can include members in their celebration.
“Bayer Heritage Federal Credit Union supports Miracle Jeans Day because it’s a great fundraising event for Children’s Miracle Network. The proceeds will help CMN Hospitals near our branch locations support research, purchase equipment, and create medical opportunities for acutely ill infants and children, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.” said Karon Sebar, Community Outreach Coordinator. “In addition to employees donating to wear jeans, we also sell Miracle Jeans Day icons to members in the weeks leading up to the big day. Our members really enjoy helping us raise funds for such a worthy cause.”
In 2013, approximately 55,000 credit union employees participated in Miracle Jeans Day and raised more than $300,000 for member hospitals. The credit union community has been raising funds under the “Credit Unions for Kids” brand since 1996 and has collected more than $130 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
For more information on participating in Miracle Jeans Day, or free tools to get started, visit CU4Kids.org/MiracleJeansDay. Learn more about your Children’s Miracle Network Hospital at CMNHospitals.com, or the Credit Unions for Kids program at www.cu4kids.org
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 treatment and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most 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.