Biz Kid$ DVD Campaign Achieves Goal
Thanks to the generosity of credit union organizations, all 158 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the U.S. received videos of the Emmy Award-winning TV show Biz Kid$, according to NCUF.
The donations are the result of a recent partnership between the National Credit Union Foundation and Credit Unions for Kids. The two groups teamed up to enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at CMN Hospitals.
Over the past three months, leagues, state credit union foundations, chapters and credit unions donated box sets of Biz Kid$ DVDs to their local CMN Hospital with CO-OP Financial Services underwriting half the cost. Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship.
Many families touched by CMN hospitals face not only the biggest health issues of their lives, but also the biggest financial challenges they’ve experienced.
Financially educating and supporting families in their biggest time of need exemplifies what the true credit union spirit embodies, NCUF said.
“The donation of the Biz Kid$ program DVDs has developed an even deeper credit union/hospital relationship where credit unions not only support the financial needs of the hospital, but also the financial needs of the patient families,” said Gigi Hyland, NCUF’s executive director, who recently spoke about the importance ofcharitable giving at the CO-OP Financial Services’ THINK 14 conference.
“Linking credit unions’ philanthropy with their mission to improve people’s financial lives is truly a win-win,” Hyland added.
Joe Dearborn, senior director of CU4Kids, said credit unions have devoted almost two decades to working to help improve the financial lives of CMN Hospital patients and families by providing donations for research, facilities and medical care for children who don’t have healthcare coverage or have exceeded their insurance policy cap.
“We are so grateful credit unions continue to go above and beyond for their local CMN Hospitals,” Dearborn said. “Bringing direct financial education to patients and families through Biz Kid$ will truly be a huge benefit to the millions of kids treated at CMN Hospitals each year.”
For a listing of all the credit union organizations who made Biz Kid$ DVD Donations to their local CMN hospital,click here.