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NWCUA launches resources for CU4Kids fundraising
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. (2/27/12)--The Northwest Credit Union Association has launched a website offering resources for credit unions raising funds for Credit Unions for Kids, the "charity of choice" for many credit unions nationwide.

The website shares ideas with credit unions staging events for each of the Northwest region's six Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Also posted on the site are news release toolkits, a schedule of upcoming events and "champion stories " that chronicle services made available to young patients through the hospitals.

"We adopted the success model proven by so many contributing credit unions in Oregon and Washington, to establish a convenient one-stop resource center," said RoxAnne Kruger, association senior vice president. "A visit to the site gives our member-credit unions ideas for events and an opportunity to share their success stories."  

Credit Union For Kids began in 1986 when a group of Oregon and Southwest Washington credit unions began raising money to benefit sick children. Enthusiasm for the cause spread throughout the Northwest. A decade later, the model was adopted nationally, with more than $80 million contributed to 170 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

"One-hundred percent of every dollar donated is sent to the regional CMN Hospital," said Kasey Rockwell, NWCUA director of outreach programs. "Our new website gives credit unions go-to information from their peers who have a lot of experience making their fundraising ideas work."

To access the website, use the link.
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