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Celebrate 'Miracle Jeans Day' Sept. 18
SALT LAKE CITY (7/16/13)--Credit union associates nationwide can wear jeans in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital on Sept. 18.
 
For a $5 donation, employees can participate in Miracle Jeans Day, an annual fundraiser by Credit Unions for Kids for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. The charity raises funds and awareness for 170 children's hospitals.
 
"Kinecta FCU supports the Miracle Jeans Day campaign because it's a great way to host a nationwide fundraising event while dollars donated stay local to help kids in our community," said Latrice McGlothin, community program manager for the Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based credit union.
 
Free tools, including printable stickers and resources specific for credit unions, to plan and host an event are available at MiracleJeansDay.com. Use the link. New this year is a redesigned website to make registration easier, and a limited-edition T-shirt for credit unions.
 
In 2012, more than 600 credit unions representing thousands of employees participated in Miracle Jeans Day and raised more than $300,000 for member hospitals across 47 states. That total represents a 74% increase over the previous year.
 
The credit union community has been raising funds under the "Credit Unions for Kids" brand since 1996 and has collected more than $110 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
 
For more information, use the link.
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