Children's Miracle Network
1st Financial Federal Credit Union continues to implement the credit union philosophy of “People Helping People” everyday. We are strong supporters of our surrounding communities and Children’s Miracle Network, our chosen charity.
We have been raising money for Children’s Miracle Network since the Credit Union for Kids Program started in the early 1990’s. But in 1998, we decided that our credit union could raise more money than the mere $598 we had for the 1997-1998 CMN fundraising season. In the fall of 1998, we decided that the next year would be different. In 1999, our goal was set at $4,000. We beat our goal and raised a total of $8,000.
After we experienced how easy it was to raise money, our ideas and goals grew for the next year. With all 65 employees helping out in some way, either monetarily, or voluntarily, we were able to achieve our highest goals, and help the children at Cardinal Glennon Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. We knew that raising money for CMN was our destiny.
Our CMN fundraisers have included bake sales, car washes, miracle balloon sales, casual days for employees, an 1st Financial cookbook, various raffles, a mouse race, a golf tournament and various small events.
Our goal increased more and more each year. In 2008, we raised over $15,000 for CMN thanks to the support of our employees, volunteers, and members. Since 1999 1st Financial has raised over $115,000 for CMN of St. Louis.