Credit Unions Raise $100 Million for Children’s Hospitals
America’s credit unions just surpassed the $100 million mark in their fundraising efforts for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the nonprofit organization dedicated to children’s hospital fundraising, has announced.
Since 1996, credit unions as well as their leagues, chapters and business partners have raised money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals under the project name Credit Unions for Kids.
The collaborative effort raised a total of $8.7 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in 2011, with 10 major children’s hospitals in Arizona, Oregon, Florida, Washington, D.C., Georgia, California, Texas and Utah each receiving more than $200,000 from Credit Unions for Kids last year.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals said Credit Unions for Kids is only its third fundraising partner to reach the $100 million milestone.
“Our credit union partners’ performance speaks volumes about the character of those in the movement,” said John Lauck, president/CEO for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Given the unprecedented challenges facing the industry, credit unions could have cut back on their fundraising, but instead they pushed forward to raise $100 million. We congratulate Credit Unions for Kids on this achievement and thank them for enabling our hospitals to impact the lives of more kids and their families.”
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals works with 170 children’s hospitals in the U.S. and Canada and has raised more than $4 billion since 1983 with the help of its partners.
Reaching $100 million in contributions is an amazing milestone, but one that is perfectly in keeping with our movement’s philosophy of people helping people,” said CUNA President/CEO Bill Cheney. “Credit unions and state leagues can take great pride in their extraordinary level of support for an organization that does so much to ensure families with children in need of medical treatment are able to get the hospital care they need.”