Gene's Note: Credit Unions for Kids

I recently visited several of our branches and discovered at each branch a special event or celebration to raise awareness of Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) for the benefit of the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN). Whether it was selling hot dogs in Gold Beach or a food truck in South Medford, our staff came up with creative ways to raise funds for those that need us most, the children in our communities that are dealing with serious medical issues. While it is expensive for my personal checkbook (in a very good way) when I visit branches during a fund raising campaign, I am honored to join with you to make a difference for our community and honored to support the tremendous dedication of our staff as they work to make our communities a better place to live. So, the next time you visit Rogue, please take the opportunity to join me and drop some change or even a $5 bill in the small coin boxes that can be found in our branches. Now through Friday May 12th, Rogue Credit Union is proud to be hosting our 2017 annual Credit Unions for Kids Change a Child’s Life Coin Drive!

CU4Kids (link is external) is a nationwide fundraising vehicle for members of the Credit Union movement. With 100% of proceeds benefiting the pediatrics departments of our local CMN hospitals, this coin drive is a cause worth being a part of!

In 2016, YOUR donations helped Rogue raise over $50,000 for local CMN hospitals! More specifically, the two CMN hospitals that are impacted by these funds include Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center  (link is external)here in the Rogue Valley and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Group (link is external)of Eugene which provides lifesaving pediatric support for our Bandon and Roseburg markets.

Each December, a group of Rogue employees visits Asante and gets the opportunity to tour the pediatrics wing of the hospital. As the Asante staff describe a few of the many cases they see annually that are impacted by CMN, we are reminded of just how fragile life is, and further, how important our support of these local families during is this delicate time of life!

Living, giving, and supporting local is a big part of who we are at Rogue Credit Union. I am proud to say that year after year YOU, our loyal member-owners, have held true to this community pledge by your generosity and overwhelming support of your local CMN hospitals. As we continue in these efforts, we want to be sure to thank YOU for your involvement in making a difference through our CU4Kids coin drive!

Finally, with the help of our friends at Asante and a couple very special, local ‘Miracle Families’, we have put together a brief video in order to bring life to how your donations make a difference. I urge you to take a minute to view this video and our hope is that it inspires you as much as it has us!

This year’s drive began on April 17th and will be running through till May 12th in all seventeen of our local branches. Next time you stop by Rogue, ask one of our branch staff about the cause and help us to Change a Child’s Life by donating your spare change!