Great Basin Federal Credit Union Staff Raises $328 for Children’s Miracle Network
10/06/2011

Great Basin Federal Credit Union recently participated in the Credit Unions for Kids "Miracle Jeans Day" campaign, a fundraising effort for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals.

Online PR News – 06-October-2011 – – Great Basin Federal Credit Union recently participated in the Credit Unions for Kids "Miracle Jeans Day" campaign, a fundraising effort for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®, a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals. All funds raised by Great Basin Federal Credit Union will benefit Renown Hospital, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital.

Credit Union staff donated cash and were able to wear jeans for the day; a tactic which brought awareness to the campaign. Employees also asked members for donations throughout the Miracle Jeans Day. Nearly $330 was raised in just one day by the small staff and members.

"People Helping People" is the credit union industry's motto, and Great Basin Federal Credit Union demonstrates that philosophy throughout the year. In fact, this is not the first time Great Basin Federal Credit Union and its members have raised funds for Renown Children's Hospital through the Credit Unions for Kids program which benefits Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

In the past, Great Basin Federal Credit Union has participated in Dollar Auctions, “Change a Child’s Life” and other campaigns to benefit the sick and injured kids being treated at Renown Children's Hospital. Overall, the credit union movement has raised over $80 million dollars for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals since 1996.

Great Basin Federal Credit Union was established in 1951 as a 50 member credit union open to employees of the Reno-Bell Phone Company. In the past 59 years, Great Basin Federal Credit Union has grown to over 14,000 members and over $100 million in assets. Membership is open to anyone living or working in Washoe County. Great Basin Federal Credit Union is committed to forming personable relationships with all of its members while providing sound financial education. For more information, please visit us at www.greatbasin.org or call 775.333.4228.

Credit Unions for Kids Credit unions hold fast to their motto of "People Helping People" and this philosophy blossoms with the industry's support of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Credit unions, fundraising under the Credit Unions for Kids brand, have raised more than $80 million in the past 15 years for 170 Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Children's Miracle Network Hospitals is an alliance of premier, not-for-profit children's hospitals across North America which treats 17 million ill and injured children annually. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.