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CO-OP Financial Services hits 1 million CMN goal
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (7/23/08)--Due to the success of two programs, CO-OP Financial Services has already reached its annual goal of $1 million in donations to Children’s Miracle Network’s (CMN) “Credit Unions for Kids” program. CMN is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals.
Employees of the Alabama Teachers CU, Gadsden, Ala., and Alabama Credit Union League enjoy a casino night fundraiser to benefit Children’s Miracle Network. The event, which raised more than $5,700, was part of CO-OP Financial Services' “Miracle Match” program. From left: Gina Turner, Alabama Teachers CU, and league employees Teresa Gary, director of administration and executive assistant to the CEO; Janice Jordan, director, financial services; and Larry Rodriguez, vice president, financial services. (Photo provided by CO-OP Financial Services)
The first campaign, “Miracle Match,” introduced to CO-OP members six months ago, strove to match credit union contributions at the local level, thereby expanding the money that members already donate and stimulating new credit union giving for CMN. Seventy-one credit unions participated and raised a matched total of $500,000 in record time through community-focused events ranging from balloon sales to golf tournaments. “Champions Across America” is CO-OP’s second fund-raising campaign for CMN. The program chooses a child who has been treated at a CMN hospital from each state as a champion to raise awareness of the work of children’s hospitals. Champions also travel nationwide to spread the message of better care at CMN-supported hospitals. This spring, champions traveled to Walt Disney World for the annual Children’s Miracle Network Celebration, followed by a visit with President Bush at the White House.


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