Gene's Note: Credit Union for Kids

During the holiday season, we turn our focus to celebrating close friends and family that have made an important impact in our lives. At Rogue Credit Union, I would like to reflect on 2015 by celebrating the record breaking generosity of YOU, our members.

One of the great things about being a credit union is that as a not-for-profit organization, we are able to focus on what benefits our members by giving back to our local communities. One of the amazing programs we are involved in here at Rogue is Credit Unions for Kids, raising money for Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. I am extremely passionate about Credit Unions for Kids, and wanted to share with you some of the exciting accomplishments we were able to achieve in 2015 with the help of our members.

Throughout the year, our staff and our members have participated in a variety of in-branch activities, raising funds for this great cause. The biggest impact came from member donations through our annual “Skip a Payment” offer. With your incredible financial support, your credit union made a difference. In the last couple of years you have helped to continually raise the bar higher, exceeding all expectations. Since 2013, Rogue has been able to donate over $121,000 to Credit Unions for Kids, all because of the care, concern and donations of our members!

On Wednesday, December 30th we presented a wagon full of toys and a big check to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for a record breaking amount of $50,478.36 raised in 2015! Your gifts and ongoing support have a significant impact on children and their families! You have made life a little bit better for some of the most fragile in our community. To put this into perspective, take a look at the cost per unit of the following crucial supplies to see what impact your dollars have for our Children’s Miracle Network Hospital:

$31,000                 Dialysis Unit
$17,750                 Cardiac Defibrillator
$6,250                   Ventilator
$2,000                   Pediatric Wheel Chair
$500                      Fetal Heart Monitor
$0.42                     One preemie diaper for the tiniest premature babies

At Rogue Credit Union, your credit union, we are committed to making a positive impact on the communities we serve, and we couldn’t have done it without you! I’d like to express my overwhelming gratitude to you, for your continued support and donations that have truly helped to make a difference this holiday season, right here in Southern Oregon.