Denver, CO – When Credit Unions for Kids & the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) recently partnered to enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at every Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospital in the U.S., Sooper Credit Union immediately jumped on board.
Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship, and now, Children’s Hospital Colorado will have a box set of Biz Kid$ DVDs for patients and families to enjoy.
Sooper Credit Union has been an active sponsor for CU4Kids and Children’s Hospital Colorado for many years. “When you see the wonderful work that is being done at Children’s Hospital Colorado and the kids and families that they help, you want to be a part of it”, said Dan Kester, President & CEO of Sooper Credit Union. “By donating financial education DVDs, we hope to provide kids and their families with a chance to learn about real world money skills, even though they may be in the hospital at the time. It may inspire them to do something they never thought possible, and give them much needed hope for the future.”
In addition to helping kids in the hospitals, each box set of Biz Kid$ DVDs for the CMN Hospitals donation program has been specially created with room to customize the DVD box set so patients and families know who donated the program.
“We hope the donation of the Biz Kid$ program will develop an even deeper credit union/hospital relationship where credit unions not only support the financial needs of the hospital but also the financial needs of the patient families,” said Danielle Brown, NCUF Director of Development and Donor Relations. “Linking credit unions’ philanthropy with their mission to improve people’s financial lives is truly a win-win.”
About Sooper Credit Union – Sooper Credit Union was founded in 1951 and now serves over 34,000 members in four principal states of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico. The $279 million credit union offers a wide variety of financial services ranging from checking accounts to Clean Energy Loans. In 2012, Sooper Credit Union became the first financial institution in the country to offer solar-garden loans, enabling anyone to buy or lease a piece of a solar garden array and receive a credit on their energy bill each month.www.soopercu.org
About Biz Kid$ – Teaching Kids about Money & Business – Biz Kid$ is the Emmy Award winning and credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. Many credit unions leverage Biz Kid$ to teach financial education in schools in their community. Companion materials and other resources for teachers and parents are available at no cost on the Biz Kid$ website, bizkids.com. NCUF is responsible for the fundraising and outreach of Biz Kid$.
About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop) – The National Credit Union Foundation is the US credit union movement’s primary national philanthropic program provider, fundraiser and grant-maker, working to help consumers achieve financial freedom through credit unions. Through NCUF grants and programs, credit unions provide widespread financial education, create greater access to affordable financial services, and empower more consumers to save, build assets, and own homes.
About Credit Unions for Kids – Credit unions hold fast to their philosophy of “People Helping People” and this belief is demonstrated through the industry’s support of local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Fundraising under the Credit Unions for Kids brand, America’s credit unions have partnered with CMN Hospitals since 1996 and in that time have generated $120 million in contributions. The funds raised by the credit union community help support new facilities, equipment, research programs, patient services, special patient needs and health education programs benefitting 32 million children annually. Cu4kids.org
About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids.