Have you ever heard of Credit Union for Kids? No, it’s not an actual financial institute that kids can go to and deposit their money. “Credit Union for Kids is a nonprofit collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues/associations and business partners from across the country, engaged in fundraising activities to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.” — CU4Kids. How cool is that? A hundred percent of every dollar that is donated by the members/employees of credit unions will go directly to the hospitals.
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FTWCCU does quarterly fundraisers with employees by providing lunch and the menu usually includes hamburgers, bratwurst, homemade potato salad, beans, all the trimmings (don’t forget all those yummy desserts to finish it off!). Each department or individual employees are generous in donating a theme specific basket to raise money for CMN done as a raffle. Employees anxiously purchase these raffle tickets for $1.00 each. Ranging from a movie night basket with a Blu-ray DVD player, back to school basket — all sorts of school supplies with a trendy back pack, tickets to local attractions such as Texas Rangers tickets, Six Flags, Sea World and gift cards to many places are also donated.
As much as they would like to have their name drawn, they are not too disappointed when it isn’t them because they know their local CMN hospital will benefit from every dollar raised.
For more information on credit union fundraising go to www.cu4kids.org.