Palmetto Citizens was proud to again join credit unions around the country in supporting Credit Unions for Kids®, a cooperative effort to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
In March, we again raised funds for Prisma Health Children's Hospital - Midlands, our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. With the generosity of so many of our members and staff, we were able to present a check totaling $30,599!
To reach this total, we gave away a World’s Finest Chocolate Bar when someone made a $1 donation. Not only did Palmetto Citizens pay for the chocolate so 100% of donations would go to our local Children’s Hospital, we also matched each donation!
We also received a $9,000 donation from our friends at Enterprise Car Sales on Greystone Blvd. through the Enterprise Holdings Foundation. We are very thankful for their continued support of our campaign.
With the COVID-19 outbreak and our lobbies being closed for a portion of the month, we also donated chocolate remaining after the end of our campaign to the Prisma Health Foundation - Midlands so it could be distributed to patients and staff at Prisma Health Children's Hospital. In addition, Palmetto Citizens also made an additional $10,000 donation to Prisma Health – Midlands' efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Over the last five years, we have been able to raise nearly $182,000 for our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Since beginning our annual fundraising efforts for this cause in 2005, we have raised over $389,000!
These donations directly benefit Prisma Health Children’s Hospital by providing medical care for children in the inpatient and outpatient facilities of the hospital. Each year, the hospital has more than 150,000 children’s visits and offers more than 30 subspecialties to meet the medical needs of our state’s children. Thanks again to everyone who helped in supporting this great cause!