"CO-OP Financial Services established CO-OP Miracle Match on behalf of our member credit unions in 2008 as a way to encourage Credit Unions for Kids fundraisers," said Stan Hollen, President/CEO of CO-OP Financial Services. "This marks the third year in a row that the combined totals of CO-OP and participating credit unions surpassed the $3 million mark in donations."
Credit unions interested in applying for match grants in 2014 under the CO-OP Miracle Match program may do so by visiting www.co-opfs.org/miracle-match.
The credit union fundraisers benefited 98 different children's hospitals in 34 states in 2013. More than 100 fundraisers were first-time events by the sponsoring credit union and nearly half of the participating credit unions - about 70 - were new to the CO-OP Miracle Match program.
In addition to the $1 million CO-OP Miracle Match program, CO-OP Financial Services made donations totaling $164,500 to CMN Hospitals in 2013. These donations were made through event sponsorships, such as credit union-hosted golf tournaments, and at its own THINK Conference, held last year in Chicago, Ill. CO-OP Financial Services is also enabling an add-on transaction that allows credit union members to make a contribution to CMN Hospitals at ATMs directly "driven" (controlled) by CO-OP for its clients.
For more information on CO-OP Miracle Match, visit 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.