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CSS calendar program benefits CMN Hospitals
MADISON, Wis. (2/24/2014)--Credit unions continue to show their commitment to Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals by purchasing calendars branded with Credit Unions for Kids.
 
In 2013, the calendar program--administered by CUNA Strategic Services Inc. (CSS)-resulted in sales of 25,600 units and $2,000 in credit union donations. More than 120,000 of the calendars have been sold since 2010, with more than $10,000 in donations going to the Credit Unions for Kids program.
 
When credit unions purchase the specially branded calendars, 10% of the purchase price is donated to CMN Hospitals through the Credit Unions for Kids program. Credit union donations serve children in their geographic areas.
 
In addition, CSS donates 10% of the net proceeds from the sale of all Credit Unions for Kids branded calendars.
 
CMN Hospitals in North Dakota will get an extra benefit this year, thanks to a commitment from CSS to donate a percentage of its net proceeds from sales of the calendars. Postal Family FCU, a $19 million-asset credit union in Fargo, N.D., was selected randomly, and CSS will make a $575 donation on behalf of Postal Family FCU.
 
The calendar program raises funds and awareness about the work being done at 170 children's hospitals throughout North America.
 
"We're extremely proud of our partnership with CUNA Strategic Services and look forward to working together for years to come on behalf of the kids served by our CMN Hospitals," said Joe Dearborn, senior director for CMN Hospitals. "It is through the support of programs like the CSS calendar program that credit unions have established themselves as one of the premier partners of CMN Hospitals."
 
Credit Unions for Kids has raised more than $110 million for CMN Hospitals since its inception in 1996.
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