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Minn. CU4Kids donates 190000 to hospital
ST. PAUL, Minn. (1/25/10)--The Minnesota Credit Union Foundation’s Credit Unions for Kids (MnCU4Kids) committee raised more than $190,000 for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in 2009.
Click to view larger image Representatives from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation presented a check Thursday for more than $190,000 to Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare. Pictured from left are: Mark D. Cummins, foundation president; Kristi Mukomela, foundation chair; Logan Swedberg, patient at Gillette Children’s Hospital; and Katie Grindeland and Jeff Schwalen, MnCU4Kids co-chairs. (Photo provided by the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation)
Representatives from the Minnesota Credit Union Foundation presented a check at the hospital Thursday for the funds raised by credit unions statewide. Gillette is Minnesota’s Children’s Miracle Network-affiliated hospital. Throughout 2009, the volunteer committee coordinated fundraisers that included a golf tournament, Bowl-O-Rama, Chain of Hearts and an inflatable obstacle course challenge. Individual credit unions also coordinated fundraisers that consisted of cook-outs, candy bar and popcorn sales, and casual days. “The generosity of credit unions and members throughout the state enabled the committee to surpass its fundraising goal by more than $40,000,” said Kristi Mukomela, chair of the foundation. MnCU4Kids also received support from several local and national companies that work with credit unions. CO-OP Financial Services matched funds raised at the committee’s Annual Meeting event, and contributions from fundraisers coordinated by credit unions. Co-Op also donated $1 million dollars nationwide to Children’s Miracle Network hospitals through its Miracle Match program. “Even though the country was facing a recession, supporters realized the hospital’s need for donations,” said Katie Grindeland, co-chair of MnCU4Kids.
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