Earns $15,000 Donation to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
Georgia Credit Union Affiliates’ submission in the second annual national Love My Credit Union® Campaign contest garnered the most votes and earned a $15,000 donation for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The video contest was open to credit unions and support organizations. Winning entries were awarded cash prizes donated directly to their charities of choice. The campaign donated a total of $122,500 to charities around the country.
“Children’s Miracle Network is excited that Georgia Credit Union Affiliates chose our local children’s hospital, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta as the recipient of this generous donation. It will help Children’s to carry out our mission: to make kids better today and healthier tomorrow,” said Brittany Wilson, Program Coordinator, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
GCUA’s video featured actual Georgia credit union members telling personal stories of ways their credit unions helped them. It also featured information from the annual Helping People Afford Life report, with data on Georgia credit union activities in areas such as financial literacy, credit building and community outreach.
In the contest’s inaugural year, Georgia United Credit Union and Health Center Credit Union won in their categories. This year Georgia was again well represented, with credit union video submissions from Southeastern Credit Union, Georgia United Credit Union and Associated Credit Union.
CU Solutions Group®, a national credit union service organization, and the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) launched the second annual campaign in July. Its purpose was to highlight local community involvement by the credit union industry across the country.
“Credit unions help people make good financial decisions every day,” said Mike Mercer, President and CEO of GCUA. “Growth by Design helps credit unions illustrate the impact that their work has on people. We’re happy to have the opportunity to earn this donation for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and to tell the story of how credit unions are helping people afford life.”
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