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Wearing Jeans and Helping Kids

Blue jeans. Long associated with comfort, but not always the workplace, blue jeans will take on a new role Sept. 13 when America’s credit unions celebrate Miracle Jeans Day.

On this day credit union employees throughout the U.S. are encouraged to donate $5 or more to Credit Unions for Kids. In exchange for the donation, employees can swap out dress pants, dresses and skirts to wear jeans to work on Sept. 13. Most importantly all these employee donations directly benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in the local community. The money helps kids like JaKiah, whose mother is a long-time member of Arkansas Federal Credit Union. 

Last year Miracle Jeans Day raised more than $300,000, and this year’s goal is $350,000. Miracle Jeans Day is one of many programs that benefits Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), the brand under which America’s credit unions raise funds for CMN Hospitals. The credit union industry has raised more than $160 million over the last 21 years and last year raised $12 million for CU4Kids.

Not sure if  the credit unions in your community are participating in Miracle Jeans Day? Stop by on Sept. 13, even if you’re not a member, and ask the credit union leadership if they are participating in Miracle Jeans Day or other CU4Kids fundraisers. And while you’re there, maybe make a donation yourself!

Check out the photos below to see some credit union employees celebrating Miracle Jeans Day last year.