Hawaii Credit Union League donates BizKid$ box set to Kapiolani Medical Center

(June 23, 2014) — Credit Unions for Kids & the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) recently partnered to enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at every Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital in the U.S. The goal was for every state credit union league in the nation to purchase a BizKid$ box set of DVDs to give to its local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.

Hawaii Credit Union League had been a sponsor of the BizKid$ broadcast on PBS Hawaii for several years. Donating the box set of DVDs to Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children aligns perfectly with the League’s commitment to financial literacy and reaching the next generation of credit union members.

Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship, and now, Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children will have a box set of Biz Kid$ DVDs for patients and families to enjoy.

(Pictured left to right: Children’s Miracle Network Regional Director Julia Vinson, Hawaii Credit Union League President Dennis Tanimoto, and Kapiolani Children’s Miracle Network Program Director Scott Kilbreath with the BizKid$ DVDs)

About Biz Kid$ – Teaching Kids about Money & Business – Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. Many credit unions leverage Biz Kid$ to teach financial education in schools in their community. Companion materials and other resources for teachers and parents are available at no cost on the Biz Kid$ website, NCUF is responsible for the fundraising and outreach of Biz Kid$.

About the National Credit Union Foundation ( – The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit union movement’s primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker, working to help consumers achieve financial freedom through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.

About Credit Unions for Kids – Credit unions hold fast to their philosophy of “People Helping People” and this belief is demonstrated through the industry’s support of local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Fundraising under the Credit Unions for Kids brand, America’s credit unions have partnered with CMN Hospitals since 1996 and in that time have generated $120 million in contributions. The funds raised by the credit union community help support new facilities, equipment, research programs, patient services, special patient needs and health education programs benefitting 32 million children annually.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids.

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