Shop for Miracles Campaign Benefits Local Kids Treated at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®
SAN JOSE, CA – October 21, 2014 - Meriwest Credit Union raised $4,634.50 during their participation in Shop for Miracles, a one-day Credit Unions for Kids program raising funds for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, the local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
Each time Meriwest members used their credit union-issued debit card on Thursday, Oct. 16, Meriwest donated $0.25 per transaction towards to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Like all Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals donations, funds raised locally will stay in the community to support the hospital’s greatest needs, often including life-saving research, treatments, equipment or charitable care.
The Oct. 16 campaign coincided with International Credit Union Day® which celebrates the credit union difference and the work being accomplished around the world. “Local Service. Global Good.” was the theme for this year’s celebration and was a perfect complement for the staff and members of Meriwest Credit Union that came out in full force to do good by supporting this campaign.
Meriwest Credit Union saw an overwhelming response from its members. “Our 68,000 members did a wonderful job of supporting the Shop for Miracles one-day campaign,” said Tony Cortez, SVP and Chief Experience Officer. “We saw 18,538 debit card transactions that day, a 35 percent increase of our daily average. This tells us our members are as committed to supporting worthy causes within our local community as we are,” concluded Cortez.
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 raised almost $130 million. In 2013, credit unions raised $10.2 million ranking the movement third among CMN Hospitals’ corporate partners in annual giving.
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. 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. “On behalf of CMN Hospitals and the kids we serve, our heartfelt gratitude to everyone at Meriwest Credit Union for their generous support.” said Joe Dearborn, Sr. Director, Credit Unions for Kids, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Local Service. Global Good. ™ That is the credit union difference.
About Meriwest Credit Union
Meriwest Credit Union, one of Silicon Valley’s largest and established financial institutions, has been providing proactive, personal, convenient and innovative financial services to over 67,000 businesses and families throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona, for more than 50 years. More information can be found at www.meriwest.com.
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