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Credit Unions for Kids

Credit Unions for Kids is a network of credit unions across the country who cooperatively fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals within or near their service areas. We’re proud to have been part of the program from the very beginning.

Homegrown Charity Goes Nationwide

In 1986, former Fibre CEO and president, Larry Hoff, teamed up with Roger Michaelis of IQ Credit Union and other credit union leaders to found Credit Unions for Kids. The charity program is focused on fundraising for OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and supporting the treatment of ill children in southwest Washington and Oregon. A decade later, Credit Unions for Kids became the credit union movement’s charity of choice to support Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. The once small Pacific Northwest program has since grown into a network of credit unions from across the United States who fundraise on behalf of 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. In fact, credit unions are the 3rd largest sponsors of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

Every Donation Makes a Difference

Since 1996, Credit Unions for Kids has raised over $195 million dollars for their respective Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and $18 million of that total has directly supported Doernbecher. These funds have been used to establish an endowment for the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, create endowed professorships in pediatrics with a focus on pediatric research and neonatology, and build the outpatient clinic on the 7th floor of the hospital as well as four additional rooms in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Home Away From Home

In 2019, Doernbecher opened the doors of the Rood Family Pavilion, a five-story guest house for pediatric patients and their families. Read More

We’re Passionate about Fundraising

From the inception of Credit Unions for Kids, Fibre Federal Credit Union staff and members have wholeheartedly embraced fundraising for Doernbecher. Read More

A Few Facts About Doernbecher

  • No child is turned away from care, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
  • More than 1,000 doctors, nurses, and staff are specially trained in pediatric care to best serve the needs of young patients.
  • As part of OHSU, Doernbecher provides the most advanced pediatric treatments available, while continuing further studies to find new cures and treatments.
  • Family centered care is of utmost importance. Doctors and families work as a team to provide the best care, the strongest support, and most comfort for patients.

Brightening the Future for all Children

As a credit union, we’re committed to our communities’ financial health as well as the health and wellness of the families we serve. Read More

 

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