WPCCU Helps Make Miracles Happen by Raising Funds and Wearing Jeans

100% Of Proceeds Benefit Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–From now through September 30, Water and Power Community Credit Union
(WPCCU) is raising funds with the support of our members for Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles, our local Children’s Miracle Network hospital.
WPCCU’s theme during a month-long Miracle Jeans campaign is “Donate a
dollar. Deliver a miracle.” Every dollar raised helps pay for
life-saving procedures and equipment such as a child’s heart valve at an
average of $65,000, a neonatal intensive care unit bed that averages
$41,000 or a brainstem MRI that costs $16,000.


Miracle Jeans Day took place on September 9 and WPCCU employees made
their own donations for the privilege of wearing jeans on Miracle
Mondays. Within the first few weeks of September, WPCCU raised more than
$2,500. Combined with the dollar-for-dollar match by the CO-OP® Miracle
Match program – a total of $5,000 was raised. We have already met our
September goal of $3,000 and the funds continue to roll in! Plus, each
of our five branches and credit union department service centers has
pledged to meet their own individual goals.

WPCCU supported the Miracle Jeans fundraising efforts by donating $5 per
employee towards a Miracle Jeans campaign button for every employee to
wear. Our commitment to future fundraising will also help to fulfill the
Credit Union for Kid’s six-year plan for their Helping Hands $5 million
fund. “Each year we stand behind our members and employees’ fundraising
efforts for the Children’s Miracle Network to show that we embrace this
cause for the children and their families,” said Celeste Zibelli, Vice
President of marketing and financial services. “The WPCCU fundraising
efforts will help to make miracles.”

Can we raise enough donations to make a difference that significant?
Together, we can make miracles happen. To meet the kids who are counting
on us, visit CMNHospitals.

The Miracle Match from CO-OP Financial Services will double the dollars
WPCCU raises to save more hospitalized children within our community.
The Miracle Match Program matches every dollar raised up to $10,000.

Credit Unions for Kids is a collaboration of credit unions, leagues,
chapters and business partners formed to raise money to benefit their
regional children’s hospital, one of 170 hospitals affiliated with
Children’s Miracle Network. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles treats more
than 96,000 children annually.

Want to join our team in making miracles for the kids at Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles? We invite everyone to participate in this worthy
cause by contributing as little as $1 – every dollar donated makes a
difference! Stop by a WPCCU branch today to make a donation and we’ll
display your name on a Miracle Jeans Day paper balloon. Donations for as
little as $5 may also be made online at our WPCCU team webpage by
clicking here: Miracle
Jeans Day Online Campaign
.

WPCCU Miracle Jeans Day and September fundraising event pictures may be
seen at facebook.com/wpccu.

About Water and Power Community Credit Union
Founded in
1936, Water and Power Community Credit Union is a full-service financial
cooperative celebrating 79 years of service in the Los Angeles area. The
credit union has more than 33,135 members, and holds more than $523
million in assets. Under its California State Charter, WPCCU members
come from the employee and retiree associations of the Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power, more than 60 other sponsor organizations,
and others, who live, work, attend college, or worship in the greater
Los Angeles area. For more information, visit wpcu.org
or call 800-300-9728. WPCCU is federally insured by the National Credit
Union Administration.

About the Children’s Miracle Network and Credit Unions for Kids
Credit
unions have sponsored Children’s Miracle Network since 1996, when the
Credit Union for Kids program was developed. Today, credit unions across
the U.S. collaborate with credit union chapters, leagues and business
partners to raise much-needed funds to benefit 170 Children’s Miracle
Network hospitals. Credit Unions for Kids have generated more than $50
million for Children’s Miracle Network 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. For more information about the Children’s
Miracle Network and the Credit Unions for Kids program at Children’s
Hospital Los Angeles, contact Sara Hackett, director, corporate
partnerships, at 323-361-5971 or by e-mail at shackett@chla.usc.edu.

Contacts

Water and Power Community Credit Union
Delaine Valencia,
213-580-1723
delaine.valencia@wpcu.org