Capitola, CA – June 9, 2016 – Bay Federal Credit Union raised $11,898 in generous donations from members and employees during the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals drive in May. The Credit Union was able to give a total of $21,898 to the non-profit organization, thanks to a philanthropic award that doubled donations up to $10,000.
Bay Federal received matching funds through the CO-OP Miracle Match program, managed by CO-OP Financial Services, for its creative fundraising methods. Bay Federal employees held raffles, a silent auction, an art sale, a plant sale, and more. The Credit Union effectively surpassed the amount it raised last year by more than $5,000.
The funds will stay at the local level, benefitting the nearest of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System regularly serves ill children in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito counties.
“This cause is near and dear to Bay Federal,” said Carrie Birkhofer, President and CEO. “Some of our employees know the children who have received aid from Salinas Valley Memorial on a personal level. It was truly inspiring to see everyone come together to develop and support creative fundraising solutions.”
About Bay Federal Credit Union
Bay Federal is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution that serves more than 60,000 members and 1,000 local businesses throughout Santa Cruz, San Benito, and Monterey counties. With more than $750 million in assets, Bay Federal Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution in Santa Cruz County, serving its members and the community since 1957. Since 2002, 100% of all employees have given their own money and volunteered for numerous local schools, nonprofit organizations, and community events.
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