Credit Unions play an active role in supporting their communities. Credit Union leaders and employees are involved with your local Chambers of Commerce, the USO, Relay for Life, Toys for Tots, the American Heart Association, the Food Bank, and a multitude of other charitable organizations. You'll see a Credit Union volunteer at nearly every event in your area. They embody the spirit of "People helping People."
"“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; the just have the heart." Elizabeth Andrew
Chemo-Kids Fish Off
The Annual Chemo-Kids Fish Off has been held the last few years at Hampton's Landing in Aransas Pass.
Children from the Coastal Bend and Rio Grande Valley are given the opportunity to enjoy one of the greatest outdoor pleasures on the Texas Gulf Coast - fishing! Members of the Coastal Bend Guide's Association take the kids, and an adult volunteer or escort, out on the water for a quick fishing trip. Other volunteers help the kids create a fish print; serve them a delicious meal; and present fishing trophies to the young anglers.
The Chemo-Kids Fish-Off is an annual event specifically created for the young patients of Driscoll Children's Hospital who are living with, or recovering from cancer or blood disorders such as leukemia, hemophilia or sickle cell anemia.
Since 2004, the Chapter has been proud to be one of the sponsors this event.
Credit Unions for Kids
Credit Unions for Kids is a collaboration of credit unions, chapters, leagues, and business partners engaged in fund-raising activities to benefit 170 Children's Miracle Network affiliated children's hospitals. These hospitals treat an estimated 17 million kids each year.
Since the program was introduced nationally, in 1996, the credit union movement has raised over $100 million for affiliated children's hospitals. Annually, credit unions are the third largest "corporate" sponsor contributor to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Today the program continues to ignite passion and engage credit union volunteers to lend a hand in supporting their local children's hospitals.
We are proud to support Driscoll Children's Hospital through the Children's Miracle Network Telethon, Chemo-Kids Fish Off and individual fund-raisers throughout the year.