Credit unions raised over $300 K for six northwest Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Credit Unions for Kids charity marks 30-year anniversary
SEATAC, WA (October 14, 2016) — Credit unions from the Northwest engaged in spirited and competitive bidding to support their six Northwest Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the Hollywood Glamour Auction. The event was held at the Northwest Credit Union Association’s annual MAXX Convention in SeaTac. The total of just over $300,000 was announced from the stage at MAXX Thursday.
In staging the auction, the credit unions were honoring a charity they began here in the Northwest in 1986. Their model was adopted nationally in 1996. Credit Unions for Kids has become one of the top three fundraising entities for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, having contributed more than $150 million since 1996.
Luxurious travel opportunities, jerseys signed by sports superstars, and dinner with Seahawks Hall of Famer Steve Largent were among items driving the bidding. But toy filled red wagons designated for each of the hospitals raised the roof. The red wagons are a Credit Unions for Kids tradition and have been used to comfort children on their way to and from procedures while hospitalized.
Hospitals benefitting include:
Seattle Children’s Hospital (Seattle, WA)
OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital (Portland, OR)
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford, OR)
Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center (Springfield, OR)
Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital (Spokane, WA)
Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital (Yakima, WA)
NWCUA Chief Operating Officer Denise Gabel announced the 2017 theme of the Credit Unions for Kids Auction will be “Kentucky Derby.” Next year MAXX takes off for Spokane, and begins a three year collaboration with the Idaho Credit Union League for a jointly hosted convention.
About Northwest Credit Union Association
The Northwest Credit Union Association is the trade association representing more than 175 not-for- profit, cooperative credit unions in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, and their 8.1 million consumer members. As not-for-profit cooperatives, credit unions look out for their members’ financial well-being.
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