CO-OP Goes Halves on DVDs
CO-OP Financial Services has added to its support for the Children's Miracle Network by picking up half the tab for credit unions to buy Biz Kid$ DVD box sets to be distributed at the hospitals.
The National Credit Union Foundation and the Credit Union for Kids organization hope to provide all 163 network hospitals with the sets by the end of April in recognition of National Financial Literacy Month.
The CUSO will pay $150 of the $300 the NCUF charges for the financial education and entertainment sets. Credit unions buy the sets and donate them to their local CMN hospitals.
Biz Kid$ is an Emmy Award-winning and credit union-funded public television series that teaches young people about money management and entrepreneurship.
“Even though CMN Hospitals treat sick and injured children without regard for ability to pay, many of their families still face tremendous financial challenges,” said CO-OP President/CEO Stan Hollen, a CMN Board of Governors member.
“The Biz Kid$ box sets will provide a source of entertainment and financial education for families that need both at a very difficult time,” he said March 31 in a joint announcement from the NCUF in Madison, Wis., and CO-OP in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
CO-OP also provided a $1 million match to CMN contributions from its 3,500 client credit unions and enabled charitable contributions at CO-OP-driven ATMs.