RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., April 16, 2014 - CO-OP Financial Services is supporting Shop for Miracles, a one-day charitable program to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, taking place on October 16, International Credit Union Day.
CMN Hospitals announced Shop for Miracles earlier today through a news release that can be read in the Press Room of its website. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and the World Council of Credit Unions are partnering with CMN Hospitals on this effort.
Each time members use their credit union-issued credit or debit card on October 16, credit unions participating in the Shop for Miracles program will donate $0.25 or a pre-determined amount to CMN Hospitals.
CO-OP Financial Services will provide matching funds starting at dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 for approved credit union applications.
"Last year we sponsored a pilot program with the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues which resulted in CO-OP providing a match of more than $27,000 to the funds raised by 11 participating credit unions," said Stan Hollen, President/CEO, CO-OP Financial Services. "In 2014 credit unions across the country have the opportunity to support their local children's hospital and be engaged in their communities in a very meaningful way on International Credit Union Day."
CO-OP Financial Services is accepting applications for Shop for Miracles matching funds immediately, with a deadline of September 30. Credit unions can apply via the CO-OP Financial Services website at www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match.
"CO-OP's support is another example of the company's fund raising leadership for CMN Hospitals, which provide desperately needed medical services to sick and injured children regardless of the family's ability to pay," said Joe Dearborn, Senior Director, CMN Hospitals. "The credit union industry is the third-largest donor to CMN Hospitals through Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers, and we are very grateful to the movement's support again in 2014."
Member-facing collateral material to help participating credit unions promote Shop for Miracles can be found at www.cu4kids.org on June 1. Until that date, more information is available by contacting Dearborn at email@example.com.
Applications for CO-OP matching funds for Shop for Miracles can be found by visiting www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match.
About CO-OP Financial Services
Based in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and founded in 1981, CO-OP Financial Services is the nation's largest credit union service organization in terms of number of credit unions, assets and members. The company helps credit unions thrive by providing products and services that make it more convenient for members to do business with them. With a motto of "Be There. Be More," CO-OP's products fall into three business lines, including "Locations," (ATM, shared branching and call center services); "Card Payments" (debit and credit processing) and "Mobile/Virtual" (mobile, online, check imaging, bill pay services). To learn more visit www.co-opfs.org.