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Employees of America’s Christian Credit Union Raise $23,000 to Benefit Local Children’s Hospitals

Bruce Lund
America’s Christian CU
(626) 208-5400 ext. 5555 or 5411
blund@americasccu.com

GLENDORA, CA— Topping off a year of fundraising efforts that were augmented by a generous corporate match from Co-Op Financial Services, America’s Christian Credit Union has donated $23,000 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This amount, representing the total raised by the credit union’s staff through a variety of means throughout 2010, was the largest annual donation on record for the credit union, which has been involved in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fundraising since 1998.

President/CEO Mendell L. Thompson presented a check for $23,000 to Louise Skosey, senior associate director for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, who accepted the funds on behalf of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The funds will benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Children’s Hospital of Orange County.  

The team at America’s Christian (ACCU) held a variety of fundraisers last year to generate support for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Contributions were garnered via payroll deduction; sales of meal tickets for a Super Bowl-themed luncheon; raffles of sporting event tickets and donated Christmas gifts; a “Miracle Jeans Day” promotion; and a special raffle of gift baskets donated to ACCU at its company picnic.

A 50 percent ACCU match on payroll contributions boosted the totals. The icing on the cake was the news, received just before this month’s check presentation, that ACCU’s application for matching funds through Co-Op Financial Services’ Miracle Match program was approved. Co-Op Financial Services pledged $10,000 in matching funds, boosting ACCU’s total from $13,000 to $23,000.

Thompson explains, “Our Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals campaign gave staff another means to demonstrate stewardship in action, an essential principle here at ACCU. We are proud to support the good works of the affiliated Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and are truly humbled by the generous matching funds from Co-Op Financial Services.”

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of its mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. www.CMNHospitals.org

About Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Founded in 1901, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals and is acknowledged worldwide for its leadership in pediatric and adolescent health. Children’s Hospital is one of only eight in the nation – and the only one in the western United States – named to the national “Honor Roll” of children’s hospitals in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report rankings for clinical excellence. The hospital is preparing to open a $636 million, 317-bed state-of-the-art facility in July 2011 that will further expand services and capabilities at its main campus on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, Calif., as well as increase the ability to provide family-centered care to residents throughout the region.

The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is among the largest and most productive pediatric research facilities in the United States, with 100 investigators at work on 186 laboratory studies, clinical trials and community-based research and health programs. The Saban Research Institute is ranked eighth in National Institutes of Health funding among children’s hospitals in the United States.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a premier teaching hospital and has been affiliated with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 1932. www.CHLA.org

About Co-Op Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., CO-OP Financial Services is the industry leader in access and convenience products for credit unions. CO-OP connects credit union members to their accounts through network services, payment processing, e-commerce, CO-OP Shared Branching and call center services. In 2008, Co-Op established “Miracle Match”, a $1 million matching funds program to benefit credit unions’ CMN fundraising efforts. www.co-opfs.org.

About America’s Christian Credit Union

Open for business Monday through Saturday, America’s Christian CU proudly serves people and ministries aligned with the Wesleyan tradition. Founded in 1958 and currently managing about $500 million in assets, ACCU is a full-service financial institution providing solutions that empower its members to achieve their individual, family, or ministry goals.  For additional information, visit www.americaschristiancu.com.


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