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Shop for Life, Oct. 16

Shop for Miracles is the newest Credit Unions for Kids' national campaign. This one-day fundraiser takes place on October 16 as an exciting and innovative way to celebrate the World Council's International Credit Union Dayฎ at your credit union!
The concept is simple: each time members use their credit union issued debit and/or credit card your credit union will donate $0.25 (or other designated amount) on International Credit Union Day to your local CMN Hospital.

Every time your members use their debit or credit card, your credit union donates $0.25. Visit Shop for Miracles online for more information. 

Please register today, so we can be sure to recognize you properly!

EXTRA LIFE - for gamers of any kind!

Electronic games, cards, board games, sports...Support Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare by playing your favorite games! The Extra Life gaming marathon takes place October 25, 2014. Get in the game!

CO-OP FS Miracle Match

Doubling your fundraising results is quick and easy!  CO-OP Financial Services Miracle Match applications need to be in before your event and by September 30 for any fundraisers taking place in the last quarter of the year.  For the application, please vsit the CO-OP Miracle Match webpage.

Sign up now for the 7th Annual Bowl-O-Rama!

Your favorite bowling fundraiser is just weeks away! Join the Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids (MnCU4Kids) committee for the 7th Annual Bowl-O-Rama on Thursday, Oct. 23. This event provides credit union professionals and volunteers the chance to raise money for a great cause and have fun doing it.

The fun begins at 11:00 a.m. at Stars & Strikes Entertainment Center in Wyoming, Minn. Participants will enjoy lunch, three games of bowling and prize drawings. Plus hear from a Gillette family that directly benefits from your generosity!

All proceeds from this fundraiser go to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare and its clinics around the state, which help kids with disabilities and chronic conditions. More information and a printable registration form can be found on the Event Calendar section of the Minnesota Credit Union Network website, the MnCU4Kids website.

View event flyer and registration form.

CU4Kids Big Buck Contest has begun!

Each fall a group of Minnesota hunters head into the woods with sights set on taking home the 'big buck' and credit union bragging rights. The Credit Unions for Kids Big Buck Contest kicked of September 13, 2014!

There is already a hand full of credit unions signed up to participate. So, if your credit union has a few mighty hunters, it's time to throw your orange hats in the ring and help us raise money for a great cause! 100% of your credit union's donation goes directly to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare!
Sign up to participate now! The contest runs through December 31, 2014.

View event flyer for more information and registration.

MnCU4Kids is excited to announce that the dollars raised for the Big Buck Contest fundraiser will be receiving a Miracle Match from CO-OP Financial Services.


CUs tour Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

The Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids committee, several MNCUN staff and credit union staff tried their hand at "surgery" in Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare's surgical simulation lab. Perhaps some of these attendees missed their calling?

Credit unions are encouraged to visit Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare online to learn more about the hospital and the impact of credit unions' fundraising through MnCU4Kids.


Save the date for the Credit Unions for Kids Golf Tournament

Next year's MnCU4Kids Golf Tournament date has been set! Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 17, 2015, to participate in this  20th annual event, scheduled for the Refuge Golf Club in Oak Grove. Sponsorship and registration information will be available in the spring.  


"Change a Child's Life" coin canisters
CU4Kids now offers coin collection canisters to credit unions free of charge for the Children's Miracle Network. They've also created a web page with resources including suggested Tweets, Facebook postings, articles, and ways to engage your staff, logos, etc. For more information, visit

ATM Donations for CMN Hospitals
CO-OP has also teamed up with Credit Unions for Kids to offer CO-OP clients the option to add a transaction to allow members to make a donation at the ATM to CMN Hospitals when they conduct business at participating CO-OP ATM locations. All ATMs directly "driven" (controlled) by CO-OP are eligible for this feature. This would make a great campaign feature for a new fundraising event!

Click here to access the Extranet to open a work order and place a request for this feature.


MnCU4Kids committee

Dave Engler – Hiway FCU • Marlo Hirl – General Mills FCU • Marty Kelly – US Federal CU • Steve Oien – Minnco CU • Steve Ahlness – Greater Minnesota CU • Dick Nesvold – SouthPoint FCU   • Mick Olson – TopLine FCU • Roxi Jensen – Embarrass Vermillion FCU • Brad Larson – Lake State FCU • Marnie Perfetti-Galston – Mid-Minnesota FCU • Megan Primeau – City & County CU • Brianne Meszaros – Royal Credit Union • Darlis Clausen – Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare • Becky Holst – Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare • Becky DeRosia – Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare • Stacie Walker – Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare • Laura Whittet – Minnesota Credit Union Network • Lindsey Evans – Minnesota Credit Union Network


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