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Children's Hospital Oakland Fundraiser a Success

We Raised $49,000 for Children’s Hospital Oakland!

SF Fire Credit Union’s membership opened up their hearts and wallets for Children’s Hospital Oakland, helping us raise funds for a very worthy cause. A big thanks goes out to members and staff, who generously donated $23,000 – as well as CEO Diana Dykstra, who “dialed for dollars” to raise $26,000 from Credit Union friends from around the country. We were pleased to present a check for $49,000 to Children’s Hospital Oakland on April 23rd, with 100% of the funds benefiting their Pediatric Rehabilitation Center.

(Navy T-Shirts & “Buzzed” Heads, Left-to-Right: Margarita Macepura, Tim Ip, Darren Herrmann, Chloe Mitchell, Diana Dykstra, Glenn Gortney)

It began on March 15th with Head Shavin’ in the name of Fundraisin’

CEO Diana Dykstra, members of the Credit Union’s Senior Management Team and staff shaved their heads on Monday, March 15th in our California Street branch in a show of support to the kids who benefit from the services provided by Children’s Hospital Oakland as well as the fundraising efforts of Credit Unions for Kids and the Children’s Miracle Network.

Before and After

(Chloe and Tim shaved their heads at the St. Baldrick’s event held March 12th at Children’s Hospital Oakland)

Show Your Support

Credit Unions are all about “people helping people”, and SF Fire Credit Union has joined Credit Unions for Kids to work with other Credit Unions across the nation to support local children’s hospitals. We’re hoping that the generous and compassionate nature of our membership will help us succeed in raising funds for Children’s Hospital Oakland.

We Raised Over $23,000!

If you’d like to support Credit Unions for Kids there are several easy ways that you can donate and make a difference – with 100% of funds raised going to the Pediatric Rehabilitation Center at Children’s Hospital Oakland:

About Children’s Hospital Oakland

The mission of Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland is to ensure delivery of high quality pediatric care for all children through primary and specialty networks, a strong education and teaching program, a diverse work force, nationally recognized research programs and child advocacy effort.

Children’s Hospital Oakland, the only independent children’s hospital in Northern California, is also the oldest pediatric medical center between Los Angeles and Seattle.

For 94 years, Children’s Hospital Oakland has provided exceptional medical care for children in the region and beyond.

About Credit Unions For Kids

Credit unions have partnered with Children’s Miracle Network (a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals) since 1996, when the Credit Unions for Kids program was introduced nationwide.

Today, credit unions across the United States collaborate with credit union chapters, leagues and business partners to raise much-needed funds to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.

Since 1996, the Credit Unions for Kids program has generated more than $75 million for children’s 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.