Vote for your favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital
‘Vote for Miracles’ Promotion runs Nov. 29 through Dec. 20
DANA POINT, CA (November 17, 2016) — Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals today announced a nationwide “Vote for Miracles” campaign celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Credit Unions for Kids program. From November 29 through December 20, credit unions and the general public are invited to cast their votes to support their favorite CMN Hospital. At the conclusion of the promotion, the top five hospitals will be awarded a total of $100,000 on behalf of America’s credit unions, compliments of CO-OP Financial Services.
To receive a reminder when voting opens, visit www.VoteForMiracles.org. Individuals can vote once a day over the course of the three-week campaign. Voting commences November 29, also known as “Giving Tuesday”, and concludes December 20. The hospital with the most votes will win $50,000. Second through fifth place will receive $20,000, $15,000, $10,000 and $5,000, respectively. When a vote is cast, voters have the option to choose their credit union. The credit union responsible for the most votes in each of the winning markets will be invited to participate in the check presentation for the top hospital.
To support the credit unions efforts to rally the vote, resource materials are available at www.CU4Kids.org/VoteForMiracles
“We are so appreciative of all that credit unions have done for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals over the past 20 years,” said John Lauck, president and CEO, CMN Hospitals. “We are delighted that we can use Vote for Miracles to not only raise much-needed funds for our hospitals but also tell the amazing story of the credit unions’ generosity through the Credit Unions for Kids program.”
“CO-OP’s participation in Vote for Miracles gives credit unions the opportunity to generate goodwill with their members and develop greater awareness by the public of the tangible importance of credit unions in their local communities,” shared Sarah Canepa Bang, Executive Vice President of Corporate Relations for CO-OP Financial Services. “More people need to know the credit union story and campaigns like this help us get the conversation started.”
In addition to voting at www.VoteForMiracles.org, the website also talks about the “Credit Union Difference” and encourages the public to share the hashtag #VoteForMiracles to raise support for their favorite Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
About Credit Unions for Kids and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
Credit Unions for Kids is the brand under which America’s credit unions fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The collaborative effort, which is driven by a “people helping people” philosophy, includes individual credit unions; local chapters; state leagues/associations; two national trade organizations; business partners and several trade publications.
The program was introduced nationally in 1996 and since that time the credit union movement has raised over $185 million for affiliated children’s hospitals. Annually, credit unions are the fifth largest “corporate” contributor to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The credit union community has established a wonderful legacy at hospitals across the country, funding breakthrough research, numerous programs and services and construction of new facilities. Fundraising activities run the gamut from major events to online giving campaigns to paper balloon icon sales.