Valley Communities Credit Union

Thanks to some very generous donors, pediatric patients at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital (MSJCH) will receive a cozy surprise this winter: brand new slippers! Valley Communities Credit Union (VCCU) started collecting fuzzy slippers for children who are hospitalized, hoping to make a patient’s stay feel more like home.

The “Slippers for CMN” drive was a new fundraising addition to VCCU. Members were asked to donate new slippers from September through the end of October. Each branch location creatively set up fun displays to collect slipper donations. Participation was exceptional and some members even donated hand-knit slippers.

Donations were not limited to VCCU members. A donation drop-off site at the Mosinee Middle School was available where students and staff took part in the drive. VCCU staff instituted a “Wear your Slippers to Work Day” in October, donating money in order to make slippers part of their work attire for the day. Cash donations were also accepted, which were used to purchase slippers.

On Thursday, November 6, Valley Communities Credit Union representatives delivered 442 brand new slippers to the Children’s Miracle Network office at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital! They were sized from infant socks to teens so that no pediatric patient’s toes would be cold this winter.

Valley Communities Credit Union is a loyal supporter of the Credit Unions for Kids program and with the help of their members has raised more than $32, 500 to benefit Children’s Miracle Network through the Share-a-Bear program, candy bar sales and cash donations. VCCU has branch locations in Kronenwetter, Mosinee, Marshfield, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids.

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