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Arizona Credit Union's Raise More than $550,000 for Children's Miracle Network in 2009

(Phoenix) - March 2, 2010- The Arizona Credit Union League is pleased to announce that in 2009 the state's credit unions raised $558,574 for Credit Union for Kids, the credit union movement's program for raising money and supporting Children's Miracle Network hospitals.

In 2009, Phoenix credit unions raised $493,341 to benefit Phoenix Children's Hospital, while Tucson credit unions raised $65,233 for Tucson Medical Center. Phoenix funds help support One Darn Cool School, a K-12 inpatient education program enabling kids to continue their regular classroom studies while at the hospital. Tucson monies help the Hands On Therapy program which ensures that a child is not held back in development.

Desert Schools Federal Credit Union raised $324,476, the most money out of any Phoenix credit union for Phoenix Children's Hospital. They were followed by First Credit Union ($45,500), TruWest Credit Union ($28,806), AEA Federal Credit Union ($14,000) and the Arizona Credit Union League ($13,779).

In Southern Arizona, AEA Federal Credit Union was the top earner bringing in $14,000. Pima Federal Credit Union ($10,000), Arizona Central Credit Union ($7,500), Hughes Federal Credit Union ($6,618) and First Credit Union ($5,000) rounded out the top five.

Overall, fundraising in Arizona ranked fourth among all other states in the country, trailing only Texas, Oregon and California. Phoenix totals ranked third among all U.S. cities.

About Arizona Credit Union League The Arizona Credit Union League (ACUL) is the state trade association serving 54 independent Arizona credit unions, representing more than 1.6 million members and $12 billion in assets. Not-for-profit in nature, credit unions provide low cost financial services to their members. Founded in 1934, ACUL supports credit unions in Arizona with governmental affairs, regulatory compliance, legal, human resources, education, communications, publications and public relations services. ACUL is affiliated with the Credit Union National Association (CUNA), U.S. Central Credit Union, the World Council of Credit Unions, and the CUNA Mutual Group. For more information visit: azcreditunions.coop.

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