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Hiway Federal Credit Union shows love to Minnesota’s children

Wednesday, January 20, 2016  
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Hiway Federal Credit Union – ST PAUL, Minn. (January 20, 2016) – The holidays might be over, but giving never goes out of season! Hiway Federal Credit Union (Hiway) will soon be kicking off its Chain of Hearts campaign. The campaign – an annual fundraiser organized by the Minnesota Credit Unions for Kids program to benefit Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare – encourages members, community residents and area businesses to contribute by purchasing paper links. During the campaign, which runs from Jan. 12-Feb. 27, hearts and links are personalized and added to the chain.

The Chain of Hearts is part of a statewide fundraising effort. Through this fundraiser, Credit Unions for Kids – a sponsor program of the Children’s Miracle Network –  Minnesota credit unions raised more than $40,000 for Gillette in 2014.

“The Credit Unions for Kids program really complements our philosophy of ‘people helping people,’ and we’re proud to have been supporting the program since the inception of the Credit Unions for Kids Committee (MnCU4Kids) in 1997,” said Dave Boden, Hiway President/CEO. “We want to ensure that resources like Gillette are available for families in our community.”

Credit Unions for Kids is a collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues and business partners engaged in fundraising activities to benefit Children’s Miracle Network-affiliated hospitals. All money raised through Minnesota’s Credit Unions for Kids program supports Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, helping kids with disabilities and chronic conditions. Gillette is based in St. Paul, with clinics located in Minnetonka, New Brighton and Duluth. Gillette’s North Clinics and outreach efforts bring physician and technology services to communities including Alexandria, Bemidji, Brainerd, Cloquet, Grand Rapids, Hibbing, International Falls, Moose Lake and Virginia.

Since 1897, Gillette has been on the forefront of medical treatment, education and research for children with disabilities. Gillette’s mission is to help patients realize the greatest possible independence, well-being and enjoyment in life.

ABOUT HIWAY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
Hiway Federal Credit Union was founded in 1931 to serve the employees of the Minnesota Highway Department. Today, Hiway serves over 63,000 members in Minnesota and around the country, registers $1 billion in assets and welcomes new membership from individuals and small businesses. Hiway offers its members unparalleled member service and a lifetime of savings through lower loan rates, higher savings rates and fewer and lower fees.


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555 Wabasha Street N, Suite 200
St. Paul, MN 55102

(651) 288-5170
(800) 477-1034