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Credit Unions for Kids

Credit Unions for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions from across the country that are engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. It has been adopted as the credit union movement charity of choice. Since 1996, CU4Kids has raised $170 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Just last month, credit unions in the Northwest raised a record breaking $628,226 at the annual Credit Union for Kids auction on Oct.17.

Even better, 100% of every dollar donated by the credit union community goes right back into the CMN Hospital that is being served in our community, which for USAgencies Credit Union is OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. For more than 30 years, credit unions and their members in the Northwest have raised over $18 million to support thousands of pediatric patients at Doernbecher’s.

Credit unions have a strong partnership with Doernbecher’s, and with our efforts have been able to support such projects like their outpatient clinic, pediatric intensive care unit, and the up and coming OHSU Gary & Christine Rood Family Pavilion; a welcoming home-away-from home OHSU Guest House that is dedicated to serving the 49% of Doernbecher’s patients who travel from long distances to receive care.

With Doernbecher’s being so close to our hearts, we wanted to share them with you, too. Together we can help support the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Every dollar makes a difference!


Help us raise money by checking out our current Skip-a-Payment offer where 100% of the proceeds are donated to Credit Union for Kids, benefiting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Can’t skip your payment but still want to donate? Connect with us and we can help make that happen.

A Milestone Year for Credit Unions for Kids

USACU is very proud of our relationship with Credit Unions for Kids, a collaborative nonprofit engaged in fundraising to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

This year, Credit Unions for Kids celebrates its 20th year of fundraising – and the $150 million donated to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals)!

From our friends at Credit Unions for Kids:

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with CMN Hospitals and the amazing success of the Credit Unions for Kids program over the last 20 years,” remarked Jim Nussle, President & CEO of the Credit Union National Association. “Throughout our history, credit unions have always played a vital role in giving back to the local community and there is no better example of ‘people helping people’ than what we have done through the CU4Kids program.”

Credit unions under the Credit Unions for Kids brand participate in fundraising throughout the year including hosting golf tournaments, wine auctions, change drives, Miracle Balloon Icon campaigns, Miracle Jeans Day and Shop for Miracles which was held on International Credit Union Day® and raised $500,000 in 2015.

“The passion and dedication shown by credit unions across the country is why so many kids can hope for a miracle today. The funds raised by credit unions directly benefit sick and injured children who are in need and who are deserving of the best care available,” said John Lauck, president and CEO of CMN Hospitals. “On behalf of the 10 million kids treated at our Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals each year, we want to thank and congratulate Credit Unions for Kids for reaching these incredible milestones.”

Credit union donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. The credit unions legacy of giving and compassion over the last two decades will insure that all children in need of care will have it now and well into the future.

 

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. 

About Credit Unions for Kids
Credit unions, fundraising under the Credit Unions for Kids™ brand, have partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 1996 and in that time have generated over $150 million in contributions. Today, individual credit unions across the United States collaborate with credit union chapters, leagues and business partners to raise much-needed funds to benefit CMN Hospitals. The funds raised by the credit union community help support new facilities, equipment acquisition, research programs, patient services, charitable care and health education programs benefitting 10 million children annually.

 

 

 

2014 Community Impact

Thanks to members, staff, volunteers, and business partners!

Your credit union may be smaller, but our impact is big!
Here’s a visual of the Community Impact USAgencies had in 2014 #givingback

Learn more about the philosophy that informs our giving efforts and submit a giving request.

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Giving Thanks

We (our members, staff, volunteers, and business partners), made a tremendous impact this holiday season.

TOY DRIVE SUCCESS
USAgencies had the privilege of participating in the KGW Great Toy Drive again this year. We reached out to our members, the buildings we serve, and our business partners to get everyone involved and then the credit union matched each donation, toy for toy. It was a huge success with over 360 toys donated, benefiting 130 non-profits that KGW works with.

All the toys were delivered to the KGW Studios by our friends Portland Pedal Power via bicycle.

It was such a fun experience for all of our team and for Portland Pedal Power.

Take a look at the gallery of photos from the delivery day back in December. 

Many thanks for all who helped make this effort a success.

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SKIP-A-PAYMENT FEES FOR LOCAL KIDS
For the months of November and December, we gathered Skip-a-Payment Fees from members who were taking a break from their USAgencies loan for the holidays. Each $20 fee was set aside for Credit Unions for Kids, benefiting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. Many members even donated above and beyond the fee amount, giving us a grand total donation of $1,510. Amazing!

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Skip-a-Payment

And benefit local kids

Take a much needed break from your loan or loans at USAgencies this holiday season. For just $20 per loan, you can skip the payment and free up some cash in your budget. Plus, during the months of November and December, USAgencies will donate the skip-a-payment fee to Credit Unions for Kids, benefiting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital.

Note: some loans do not qualify for the skip-a-payment program. Details can be found on the Skip-a-Payment Request Form or connect with Lending Services: loans@usacu.org | (503) 275-0300 or (800) 452-0915, option 2.

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“Like Us” & We’ll Give Back

1 New Facebook like = $1 for Credit Unions for Kids

For the month of September we are raising awareness for Credit Unions for Kids and benefiting Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. For each new “like” we get on our Facebook page, we’ll donate $1 to Credit Unions for Kids, up to $250.

Visit the campaign, “like us” and then share us with your friends and family. Thank you for helping us to reach our goal for a great cause!

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