CUNA Strategic Services (CSS) Inc. donated a percentage of its net proceeds from 2012 sales of the Credit Unions for Kids-branded calendar on behalf of a purchasing credit union. Jessica Hrubes (left), CSS director of alliance management (left), and Joe Dearborn, senior director, Credit Unions for Kids/Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, announced the $1,000 donation in the name of MembersOwn CU in Lincoln, Neb., to the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in Nebraska. (Photo provided by CUNA)
MADISON, Wis. (2/26/13)--Credit unions continue to show their support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals by purchasing calendars branded with Credit Unions for Kids.
"This year's sales enabled CUNA Strategic Services Inc. (CSS) to make a $1,000 donation on behalf of MembersOwn CU in Lincoln, Neb.," said Wes Millar, CSS senior vice president. "We plan to make another donation next year as well."
The calendar program, administered by CSS, resulted in $2,500 in credit union donations in 2012. More than 94,500 of the calendars have been sold since 2010, with more than $7,500 in donations going to the Credit Unions for Kids program.
Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in Nebraska will get an extra benefit, because of a commitment from CSS to donate a percentage of its net proceeds from sales of the specially branded calendar. One purchasing credit union was randomly selected to receive the donation.
"CUNA Strategic Services has not only raised critical funds for our Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, but they've also helped drive awareness of the Credit Unions for Kids program through the sale of their calendar," said Joe Dearborn, senior director for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
Credit Unions for Kids has raised more than $100 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals since its inception in 1996. It ranks only behind Walmart and Costco as one of the largest donors to the program, which assists children and their families.
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