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Celebrating “People Helping People” on International Credit Union Day

Local credit unions as part of Credit Unions for Kids have contributed over $100,000 and counting to Children’s Miracle Network Hershey in support of Penn State Childen’s Hospital in the last year, adding up to more than $200 million raised nationally since 1996. On this #InternationalCreditUnionDay, we are celebrating all of our amazing credit union partners who continue to bring to life the industry’s motto of #PeopleHelpingPeople and make an immeasurable difference in the lives of local sick and injured kids.

Kids like Miles, who lives with hydrocephalus, epiliepsy and other developmental conditions. At 8 years old, Miles has had almost 30 surgeries at Penn State Children’s Hospital. But mom, Alex, says that “everything that he’s gone through in the last 8 years has made him exactly the person he’s supposed to be…He impacts everyone he meets just because of his personality, his happiness and spirit. And that is something this world needs. THAT is a miracle.” 

And just like the world needs “Miracle Miles,” it also needs the hundreds of thousands of credit union employees around the globe, making a difference in their local communities and beyond. We believe that when we positively change the health of even one child, we create a ripple effect felt by our communities for years to come. When we ensure our children can lead healthy, fulfilling lives, we foster the scientists, inventors, artists, and leaders of tomorrow. 

Whether raised thru  employee Miracle Jeans Days, unique events like VIZO Financial’s virtual hot dog eating contest, sponsorships or other fundraisers like coin collections and virtual walk-athons (pre/during COVID-19), every dollar from Central PA credit union employees and members will make miracles for the 100,000 kids treated each year at Penn State Children’s Hospital. 

We are so thankful for the more than 15 credit union partners in our area for their fundraising efforts, including Members 1st Federal Credit Union, PSECU,  Visions Federal Credit Union, Belco Community Credit Union, AmeriChoice Federal Credit Union, Glatco Credit Union, Susquehanna Valley Federal Credit Union, Lebanon Federal Credit Union, White Rose Credit Union, Wheatland Federal Credit Union, New Cumberland Federal Credit Union, Hershey Federal Credit Union, The York Chapter of Credit Unions and more.

Thank you, Credit Unions for Kids partners, for helping to give kids at Penn State Children’s Hospital the precious #GiftofGrowingUp, especially during a year they need that gift more than ever! 

New Cumberland FCU staff on Miracle Jeans Day

Susquehanna Valley FCU staff on Miracle Jeans Day

Screenshot of VIZO’s virtual hot dog eating contest 

(Disclaimer: the following photos were taken pre-Covid-19)

Check presentation with staff of Belco CCU

Members 1st branch employees sell Hummingbird ornaments to benefit CMN Hershey in late 2019