On Sunday, June 2, 2013, volunteers from the Springfield Chapter of Credit Unions answered phones at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) telethon from 2-3 p.m. at CoxHealth in Springfield. The volunteers that day came from Metro Credit Union, Educational Community Credit Union, TeleComm Credit Union and Assemblies of God Credit Union.
“We raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals because it’s an exceptional organization with a strong mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible,” says Stacy Lipskoch, chair of the Springfield Chapter of Credit Unions Board. “CMNH knows where the need is the greatest and funds are often used to purchase much needed equipment and care.”
In addition, they presented a check for more than $48,475. This impressive donation was the result of the collaborative efforts of all the credit unions in the Springfield Chapter. These fundraisers include dress down days, the Golfing for Kids Golf Tournament, candy bar sales, and additional individual credit union efforts. Participating credit unions include America's Credit Union, Assemblies of God Credit Union, BluCurrent Credit Union, Community Financial Credit Union, CU Community Credit Union, Educational Community Credit Union, Mercy Credit Union, Metro Credit Union, Mid Missouri Credit Union, Springfield Catholic Credit Union and TelComm Credit Union.
“Area credit unions combine our fundraising efforts to make the largest impact,” says Lipskoch. “We all want to help further that mission of ‘people helping people.’ After all, that’s what we are all about!”
Continuing this support of CMNH, the Springfield Chapter of Credit Unions will be hosting its 17th annual Golfing for Kids Golf Tournament on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at the Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield. Stay tuned for details on the event.