Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Adopted as our movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are the 5th largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. Since 1996, CU4Kids has raised over $165 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Credit Unions for Kids began in Portland, OR in the mid-1980s when credit unions in the community began raising funds for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, in support of an employee’s child who was being treated.
Around the same time, credit unions in San Antonio also began fundraising for their local children’s hospital.
Quickly, credit unions across the country saw the important impact these two communities were having on their members and employees’ families and adopted the Credit Unions for Kids model.
Fast forward to 1996, Credit Union National Association (CUNA) approached CMN Hospitals to put more structure to the program. Thus, Credit Unions for Kids was officially born. To this day, CUNA still own the CU4Kids brand while CMN Hospitals helps to manage it with key industry leaders.
The Impact of A Dollar At Your Local CMN Hospital
Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised over $7 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon.
Join us in enhancing visibility for the credit union industry and, most importantly, helping the children in your community.
CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK HOSPITAL CHAMPIONS
Olivia (GA), Logan (TX), Teddy (NY) and Zannah (MD)