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People Helping People. It Just Makes “Cents”

Credit Unions 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. Adopted as the movement’s charity of choice, credit unions are the 5th largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals.

As Flint-Area Credit Unions worked to pivot, and shift to the needs of their members and communities during the pandemic, they have never lost sight of the importance of helping local kids. From August 17 – 28, 2020, five participating Credit Unions will be demonstrating their support for Hurley kids in a variety of ways during “CHANGE a Child’s Life”.

You may recall, back in 2019, Credit Unions in the Flint-Saginaw-Bay City area partnered together to raise over $50,000 for the kids at their local CMN Hospital: Hurley Children’s Hospital during the #SantaCares campaign.

In February of this year, Credit Union leaders from the region met at Hurley Children’s Hospital to discuss a plan for 2020, and the decision was made to form an official Credit Unions for Kids Committee which would function to support Hurley Children’s Hospital.

During this meeting, “CHANGE a Child’s Life” was pitched to the Credit Unions as an opportunity to encourage members to donate loose change into jars placed around each Credit Union Branch. Unfortunately, as fate would have it, the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced in the United States just a couple of weeks after this February meeting, so all plans were put on pause.

However, when faced with difficulty, Credit Union leaders have once again shown their resilience. What was once a static “ask” for spare change has been transformed into a virtual, all-encompassing appeal for area Credit Unions and their members, and we are SO excited to have an opportunity to work closely with them once again!

If you are interested in supporting the “CHANGE a Child’s Life” campaign, please visit:

Your donation helps ensure that Hurley Children’s Hospital can continue to provide top notch health care to sick and injured children, while providing a strong quality of life for them and their families.