eCO Credit Union, based in Birmingham, Ala., prioritizes making the communities it serves even better. One way eCO supports the community each year is through the Change for Children’s fundraiser to benefit Children’s of Alabama. In its 10th year of fundraising, eCO raised more than ever before to support the only free-standing children’s hospital in the state.
From Sept. 9 through Oct. 23, eCO Credit Union worked with members, schools, vendors and the community to raise money for Children’s of Alabama. From filling up Change for Children’s cans, buying T-shirts and donating through an online platform, people from the community came together and the funds added up quickly. eCO also received a $10,000 Miracle Match from CO-OP. At the end of the fundraiser, eCO donated $51,000 to Children’s of Alabama. The donated funds will help support the hospital’s biggest needs at the time, often including initiatives to help support patient-centered care.
“As eCO went into the 10th year of fundraising for Children’s of Alabama, we knew we wanted to take our campaign to the next level,” said Joey Hand, eCO CEO. “Our employees and members truly believe in the cause, and it shows through the fundraising efforts each year. I’m proud to see the commitment continue and grow, as we support the hospital that means so much to families throughout Birmingham and Alabama.”
Employees and their families celebrated the successful fundraiser and presented the check to Children’s of Alabama at Urban Cookhouse in Birmingham, Ala., on Oct. 24.