Fundraising

Get Your Members and Staff Involved!
Credit Union sponsors of the race are highly encouraged to engage their members and employees in additional fundraising activities in support of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  There are endless opportunities to have fun and raise money at the same time, but here are a few ideas to get you thinking:

Sell Cherry-Blossom Themed Water Bottles in Your Branches
Fundraising is easy! 

  1. This is the link to order the cherry blossom water bottles for your credit union
  2. Sell the bottles in your offices for $20 each
  3. Send the net proceeds from your sales to Credit Union Miracle Day and your sales will be included in the donation made to Children’s Miracle Network at the race on April 8th

 

Use Miracle Balloon Icons to Collect Donations from Members in Your Lobby
Simply have employees ask every member to buy a miracle balloon for $1 (or more) and all donations go to their Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to help kids in their communities.  The member gets to write their name on the icon, and you can showcase the icons in your branch.

Did you know? The Miracle Balloon is the most recognizable fundraising icon in North America. Miracle Balloon sales have become the largest, most successful Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals program yet as fundraising dollars continue into the millions.

Order these free paper Children’s Miracle Network “Miracle Balloons” (or other seasonal Miracle Icons) at http://cu4kids.org/wintericons/

Auctions
Auction your Guaranteed Race Entry codes to members.  The CU Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run is a highly competitive event with limited race registrations available to the general public.  Your members will take advantage of this, and you could use this as a new member promotion tool!

Skip-A-Pay
Organize a skip-a-payment program for your members with an option for all or a portion of the fee going to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  Members love the face that they will have extra cash in their pocket – and that they’ll also be giving to a worthy cause.

Theme Day for Staff
Choose a day and let staff pay $5 to wear jeans, a favorite team jersey – or whatever your employees think would be fun!

Candy Sales
Place a display of your favorite candies (chocolate bars are always popular) in the lobby to sell to members for the benefit of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.