WPCCU Begins Credit Unions for Kids Fundraiser

Proceeds Will Go to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- WPCCU is holding a November-long fundraiser in association with Credit Unions for Kids to benefit Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Every year, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles treats more than 80,000 of the most seriously ill and injured children. WPCCU is supporting this cause by raising funds to help local children continue to receive lifesaving care.

WPCCU is accepting $1 donations at all of its five branches throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The credit union is also accepting donations online. Online donations must be a minimum of $5. In addition, this fundraiser is part of the Miracle Match program from Co-Op Financial Services. For every dollar raised, Co-Op Financial Services will match the funds up to $10,000.

Credit unions across the country participate in similar fundraisers year-round to support their local children’s hospital through the Credit Unions for Kids initiative. Credit Unions for Kids is a collaboration of credit unions, leagues, chapters and business partners formed to raise money to benefit 170 children’s hospitals affiliated with Children’s Miracle Network. These 170 children’s hospitals across the United States and Canada treat more than 17 million children a year for cancer, pediatric AIDS, muscular dystrophy, heart disease, leukemia, sickle cell anemia, asthma and accident trauma. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is the Children’s Miracle Network hospital in Los Angeles.

Members and others who wish to donate in person can find branch locations by calling WPCCU at 800-300-9728 or visiting wpcu.org. Online donations can also be made through the WPCCU website.

About Water and Power Community Credit Union

Founded in 1936, Water and Power Community Credit Union (WPCCU) is a full-service financial cooperative celebrating 75 years of service. The credit union has more than 50,000 members, and holds $468 million in assets. From its five branches located in Los Angeles downtown, the San Fernando Valley and the Westside, WPCCU and its partners offer members a complete array of products and services, including free checking; savings accounts; consumer, mortgage loans and savings certificates; as well as 24-hour account access through the Internet and by phone. Under its California State Charter, WPCCU members come from the employee and retiree associations of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, more than 60 other sponsor organizations, and people who live, work, attend college, or worship in the greater Los Angeles area. For more information, visit wpcu.org. This credit union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.

About the Children’s Miracle Network and Credit Unions for Kids

Credit unions have sponsored Children’s Miracle Network since 1996, when the Credit Union for Kids program was developed. Today, credit unions across the U.S. collaborate with credit union chapters, leagues and business partners to raise much-needed funds to benefit 179 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. Credit Unions for Kids has generated more than $50 million for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals. The funds raised help support new facilities, equipment, research programs, patient services, special patient needs and health education programs benefiting 17 million children annually. For more information about the Children’s Miracle Network and the Credit Unions for Kids program at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, contact Louise Skosey, senior associate director at 323-361-5971 or by email at [email protected].



CONTACT:

Water and Power Community Credit Union
Linda Heidtke, 213-580-1625
[email protected]

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