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CO-OP Simplifies Giving to CMNH via ATMs
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (12/17/13)--CO-OP Financial Services and Credit Unions for Kids, the program through which credit unions raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, are introducing an add-on transaction that will allow credit union members to make charitable contributions during their ATM transactions.
"It is a very easy matter for our clients to activate this convenient charitable contribution opportunity for their members," said Stan Hollen, CO-OP Financial Services president/CEO. "We encourage them to take advantage of this program promptly to maximize giving."
Debit card-holding members of credit unions may contribute to the industry's charity of choice, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, while they conduct their business at participating CO-OP ATM locations.  
Credit Unions for Kids, a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners nationwide, raises funds for 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Credit unions are the nation's third-largest sponsor of the hospitals, and 100% of every dollar donated goes to support research and training, purchase equipment or pay for uncompensated care for children.
"Credit Unions for Kids is dedicated to helping sick and injured children receive the care they need regardless of their financial situations," said Joe Dearborn, CMN Hospitals senior director. "CO-OP Financial Services has been a steadfast partner for more than 15 years, and they have now come up with another wonderful way for credit union members to participate in this great cause."  
CO-OP Financial Services also manages the CO-OP Miracle Match program on behalf of its 3,500-client credit unions. The program grants $1 million annually in matches to Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers. CO-OP is now accepting applications for the 2014 CO-OP Miracle Match program.
Also, CO-OP Financial Services will provide support for the Credit Unions for Kids development manager position at the American Association of Credit Union Leagues for three additional years. CO-OP also supported the position for three previous years.
The Credit Unions for Kids Development Manager position supplies the Credit Union National Association and credit union league system with resources to better support their member credit unions' initiatives with Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids).
"It is in large part because of CO-OP's commitment, led by Stan and his entire team, the CU4Kids program has enjoyed so much success," said Dearborn. "From the million dollars pledged annually in helping the Miracle Match program to the support of the CU4Kids development manager position at ACCUL, CO-OP has been a real leader in the credit union community to support the kids and families served by CMN Hospitals."

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