The annual Park City Credit Union Share-a-Bear fundraiser raised $7,839 for Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in Marshfield. This year’s gift – raised through donations made by credit union members – rose 85.3% from the 2017 campaign that netted $4,229.06. This is the eighth year of the fundraiser for sick and injured children in the Northwoods Area.
“This is a story of incredible individual giving by our members,” said Park City CEO Val Mindak. “Our communities stepped up in a big way to enrich the lives of children in the Northwoods area. It’s great to see us come together to support such a noble cause as children’s charities.”
Throughout the month of February, credit union members sponsored stuffed animals with all proceeds going directly to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Ministry Saint Joseph’s is one of three CMN Hospitals in Wisconsin.
The stuffed animals range from bears, cats, dogs, unicorns, penguins, owls and more were delivered to children recovering from a procedure or surgery. Stuffed animals could be sponsored at $5 for a small toy or $10 for a large one.
Collectively, credit unions are the third largest sponsor of CMN Hospitals. There are 170 CMN Hospitals nationwide that treat 17 million children each year, including $2.5 billion in charitable care.