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100 Percent of CMN Hospitals Receive Biz Kid$ DVDs from NCUF & CU4Kids Joint Initiative
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6:30 AM

Based on the generosity of credit union organizations, all 158 Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) hospitals in the United States have been provided with entertaining financial education videos through the Emmy Award-winning TV show Biz Kid$. This is the result of a recent partnership between the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) and Credit Union for Kids (CU4Kids) to enhance the financial education opportunities for patients and families at CMN Hospitals.

Over the past three months, leagues, state credit union foundations, chapters and credit unions alike donated box sets of Biz Kid$ to their local CMN Hospital with CO-OP Financial Services underwriting half the cost. Biz Kid$ is the credit union funded public television series that teaches kids about money management and entrepreneurship. 

Many of the families touched by Children’s Miracle Network hospitals face not only the biggest health issues of their lives but also the biggest financial challenges they’ve experienced.  Financially educating and supporting families in their biggest time of need exemplifies what the true credit union spirit embodies.

“The donation of the Biz Kid$ program DVDs has developed an even deeper credit union/hospital relationship where credit unions not only support the financial needs of the hospital, but also the financial needs of the patient families,” said Gigi Hyland, NCUF Executive Director.  “Linking credit unions’ philanthropy with their mission to improve people’s financial lives is truly a win-win”.

The following credit unions and credit union chapters from the Cornerstone Credit Union League region made a donation:

  • Central Texas Chapter
  • Cornerstone Credit Union League
  • Fort Worth Chapter of Credit Unions
  • Neches FCU
  • Permian Chapter of Credit Unions

For a complete listing of all the credit union organizations who made Biz Kid$ DVD Donations to their local CMN hospital, click here.

BizKid$ launched nationally in January 2008, and is the first national public television series promoting financial education for youth. It has been funded entirely by the credit union movement. The Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation (Foundation) is a huge supporter of Biz Kid$.  In fact, the Foundation supported the production of seasons one through five.