New Jersey Credit Unions Meet Goal of Hosting 20 New CMN Fundraisers for CU4Kids’ 20th Anniversary

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. – New Jersey credit unions surpassed their goal of hosting 20 brand-new fundraisers in 2016 benefiting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) to celebrate Credit Unions for Kids’ (CU4Kids) 20th anniversary of supporting CMNH!

In the spring, CU4Kids challenged New Jersey credit unions to host 20 new events/campaigns to commemorate this milestone. CU4Kids and the New Jersey Credit Union League developed CU4Kids Day, celebrated on August 11, 2016, and encouraged credit unions throughout the state to hold fundraisers on that date and/or before the end of the year. The League also worked in a competitive edge with a “Chapter Challenge” involving the chapter system, challenging each of the four chapters to come together for the cause.

The amount of funds raised is yet to be determined as credit unions have until December 31, 2016 to submit their donations, but the New Jersey Credit Union League is proud to announce that in addition to its own CU4Kids Day fundraiser—a new campaign that included CMNH balloon and candy sales—20 additional fundraisers were held at credit unions across the state. 

Participating credit unions and their CU4Kids fundraisers are as follows:

1. Advanced Financial FCU – World’s Finest Chocolate sales

2. Bay Atlantic FCU – Bake sale

3. Bridgeton Onized FCU – Weekly Jeans Day and donation cans in lobbies

4. Campbell EFCU – “Breakfast with the Boss” for staff; candy sales for members

5. Credit Union of New Jersey – Jeans Day

6. County Educators FCU – Football icon campaign

7. Deepwater FCU – Coin collection

8. Elizabeth NJ Firemen’s FCU – Balloon campaign

9. First Atlantic FCU – Dunk tank

10. Jersey Central FCU – Jeans Days on Fridays, bake sales, and balloon campaign 

11. Lakehurst Naval FCU – Prize drawing

12. Members 1st of NJ FCU – Sale of baked goods, popcorn, candy, and lemonade

13. MidState FCU – Guess the number of candies in the jar

14. MidState FCU – Received a matching gift from CO-OP Financial Services

15. New Jersey Credit Union League – Balloon and candy sale

16. Novartis FCU – Skip-a-pay for monthly payments

17. Parlin DuPont Employees FCU – Guess the number of candies in the jar

18. Raritan Bay FCU – Jeans Day and candy sale

19. Rutgers FCU – Holiday icon campaign

20. West Orange Municipal FCU – Holiday icon campaign

21. XCEL FCU – Jeans Day

“The New Jersey Credit Union League would like to thank the credit unions that participated in the CU4Kids challenge and helped the organization exceed its goal,” said NJCUL President/CEO David Frankil. “This is an example of how coming together for a common goal yields great results, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is a wonderful cause to support through our ‘people helping people’ philosophy.” 

“We are so grateful to the credit unions of New Jersey for supporting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and for making a special effort to celebrate our 20th anniversary,” said Director of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Nicole Fulmino. “This partnership creates so many miracles for the children and families in our communities.”