PHOTO BY // DOUG PIKE, HURLEY PHOTOGRAPHER
Hurley Children’s Hospital recently partnered with several local credit unions to launch the #SantaCares Campaign during the 2019 holiday season.
Building on the momentum and in a surprise announcement, CO-OP Financial Services announced a $10,000 donation towards this effort. Prior to the CO-OP donation, the #SantaCares campaign had raised $40,418. This included money raised by Dort Financial Credit Union, ELGA Credit Union, Financial Plus Credit Union and Sovita Credit Union. CO-OP Financial Services (www.co-opfs.org) is a payment and financial technology company whose mission is ensuring the success of the credit union movement. Along with many community members donating to the #SantaCares site on the Hurley Medical Center Facebook page, $10,000 was donated by The Sheppy Dog Fund, Dr. Alan Klein–Advisor. Dr. Klein is a Grand Blanc pediatric dentist who is on staff at Hurley Children’s Hospital. Thanks to the CO-OP Financial Services donation, a total of $50,418 was raised for this area’s local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
Joe Franklin, vice president of experiential marketing and engagement for CO-OP personally congratulated their four client credit unions and the other organizations, along with all the community members who made the campaign a success. Melany Gavulic, president and CEO, Hurley Medical Center, states that Hurley is very appreciative of all that credit unions and CO-OP Financial Services have done for Hurley Children’s Hospital over the years. “We are grateful that we will be able to put #SantaCares donations towards helping our youngest patients,” she says. “We sincerely value the outpouring of support and love for Hurley Children’s Hospital and want to thank every single person who cared enough about these children to take the time to share our message and donate.”