United Educational Credit Union, Battle Creek, Mich., awarded a $400 Bright Ideas Partnership grant to Max Larsen Elementary School. The grant was in support of the fourth and fifth grader's production of "The Jungle Book." The grant was applied for by teacher Steve Ellis. The production was a collaborative effort between three teachers and several local theatre professionals.
Point West Credit Union, Portland, Ore., raised over $9,000 for Credit Unions for Kids in Children's Miracle Network in the past eight months. Point West staff and members helped raise the money by selling candy bars, hosting fundraising dinners and events and selling raffle tickets for items such as gift baskets, flat screen televisions and barbeques.