With all four branches participating, Members 1st Credit Union raised $3,000 for Make-A-Wish in the foundation’s annual fundraising radiothon.
The donations from credit union staff and members exceeded Members 1st’s goal by $1,000 and was the highest donation amount ever in its past six years of giving to Make-A-Wish.
“We were thrilled—but not surprised—to see the generous participation of our members and staff in giving to the Make-A-Wish Foundation,” said Teri Vanderpol, CEO and President of Members 1st. “Those funds will go to help ease the suffering of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.”
Fundraising began in mid-February, a month before the radiothon, with branches challenged to raise $500 each. The two Redding branches, as well as the branches in Anderson and Chico, all met their goals.
Staff participated with general donations or by purchasing “Make-A-Wish Mondays,” where for a $5 minimum donation, they could “buy” an extra casual-dress day and wear a “Casual for Cause” button on those days. The credit union matched up to $150 in donations from staff members.
Credit union members who made $1 and $5 donations were given paper stars of different sizes to sign that were hung in their branch office. Members making a $20 minimum donation received a magnetic star they could keep.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation exceeded its goal of $100,000 for this year’s radiothon with donations of $109,000.
About Members 1st Credit Union
Members 1st Credit Union provides the convenient and relevant financial services our members need to achieve their goals and dreams. Membership is available to anyone who lives, works, or worships within Butte, Glenn, Shasta, and Tehama counties. For more information, visit one of our four convenient branches, call (530) 222-6060, or visit MembersOnline.org.
1380 Hilltop Road
Redding, CA 96003
1260 Pine Street
Redding, CA 96001
5020 Rhonda Road
Anderson, CA 96007
550 Salem Street
Chico, CA 95928