SPIRE Credit Union invests $10,000 in Gillette Kids

FALCON HEIGHTS, MN (June 1, 2016) — In just 13 short months, SPIRE Credit Union raised/donated $10,000 to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare! SPIRE engaged in a number of fundraising activities to raise these monies.

SPIRE sold candy bars and cookbooks, held a Miracle Jeans Week where employees paid to wear jeans to work, and sold models of their iconic Archie truck with 100% of the proceeds being donated. Named “Archie” after SPIRE Credit Union founder Edgar Archer, this 1952 Ford truck embodies the Midwestern values of the credit union: integrity, reliable and hardworking.

“Our employees have such a personal connection to this organization,” said Dan Stoltz, SPIRE President/CEO, “We highly regard the work being done by Gillette Children’s, and are proud to support and improve the lives of the families they serve.”

About SPIRE Credit Union

A full-service financial institution, proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin residents since 1934. SPIRE is committed to providing smart products, great rates and excellent service with a goal to improve the financial lives for both personal and business members. SPIRE has 22 branches throughout Minnesota.  To learn more about SPIRE, please visit

About Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is a place where patients and families come first. In 1897, Gillette became the nation’s first hospital for children who have disabilities. Since then, they have remained committed to changing the world through expert medical care, advocacy efforts and research. Today, they are known worldwide for expertise in treating children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex medical conditions.

Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is named in honor of orthopedic surgeon Arthur Gillette, M.D., who helped found the nation’s first hospital for children who have disabilities. They are an independent, not-for-profit children’s hospital, and their organization has no affiliation with the Gillette Company or the Gillette brand of personal care products.


Contact:  Maria Daley
Community Marketing Specialist, SPIRE Credit Union
651.641.2169 | 888.34.SPIRE x2169 |

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