Nov. 5, 2012
-- Last week Patelco Credit Union launched a fundraising drive to help the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland and UC Davis Children’s Hospital give more children access to needed medical care. During the campaign that runs until the end of December, the credit union will solicit $1 donations from members for snowman icons at all 41 branches.
“Patelco has a long history of giving back. This is another great opportunity for us to make a positive difference in the communities where we live and work,” said Sharon Tallon, chairwoman of Patelco’s Community Development Committee.
Underscoring the credit union’s commitment, Patelco President and CEO Ken Burns serves as co-chairman of the Credit Unions for Kids Advisory Board for the Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland, and he recently presented the hospital with a check for $27,800 on behalf of local Bay Area credit unions.
Other charitable giving efforts that Patelco has led in 2012 include a donation drive for Career Closet in support of underprivileged women seeking to enter or re-enter the job force, a blood drive supporting the American Red Cross, and youth financial literacy programs. About Patelco Credit Union
Founded in 1936, Patelco Credit Union ranks among the largest credit unions in the nation and is the fifth largest in California with more than $3.8 billion in assets and 270,000 members. Throughout its 76-year history, Patelco has helped people and their communities prosper through volunteer initiatives and personalized service that focuses on transparency, simplicity in banking, and garnering trust. Patelco is a federally insured, not-for-profit, full-service credit union that offers the same types of products and services as large banks. Membership in Patelco is free and open to everyone. For more information, visit Patelco Credit Union at patelco.org
.About Children’s Miracle Network
Children's Miracle Network helps to raise funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. More information about the organization can be found on their website: http://childrensmiraclenetworkhospitals.org