Monday, February 7, 2011


Glens Falls, NY (February 3, 2011): Thanks to the generosity of members from three regional credit unions, the 2010 Credit Union Care for Kids Campaign raised $8,172 to benefit pediatric programs at four area hospitals: Glens Falls Hospital, Saratoga Care, Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital (Schenectady) and Seton Health/St. Mary’s Hospital (Troy). Credit Union Care for Kids is a statewide community involvement program of the Credit Union Association of New York, Inc. (CUANY) and its goal is to raise money for children’s hospitals and pediatric units throughout New York State. The campaign is in keeping with the credit union movement’s philosophy of “people helping people.” The donations to the healthcare organizations will help support the following pediatric services:
• Glens Falls Hospital funds will be used to purchase DVD players, a Nintendo® Wii™ and Nintendo® Wii™ games for the children to enjoy while in the hospital.
• Saratoga Care’s proceeds will be used toward pediatric care at the hospital’s free clinic scheduled to open in 2013.
• Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital’s support will be used to purchase a pediatric AED (automated external defi brillator) at the hospital’s Schenectady office.
• Seton Health/St. Mary’s Hospital’s donation will be used for Seton Health’s newly relocated Clifton Park Pediatric Center. The Center will purchase educational toys and activities for the waiting rooms that will engage children and their parents in thoughtful and hands on play.

Credit unions from the Southern Chapter of the Adirondack District of the CUANY, Inc. who raised funds for the 2010 campaign include: Hudson River Community Credit Union; Saratoga’s Community Federal Credit Union; and TCT Federal Credit Union. Fundraising was conducted throughout the year and included selling stuffed animals, candy bars, mugs, hats, raffle drawings, holiday CDs, lobby coin drops and business donations.

Since the program began in 1998, credit unions from the Southern Chapter have donated a total of $118,498 to benefi t area pediatric programs.