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Change for Children’s 2016

eCO employees pose with a change for $47,571 payable to Children's of Alabama.

eCO Credit Union employees gathered at Glory Bound to celebrate a successful Change for Children’s campaign.

eCO Credit Union Helps Make Miracles for Children across Alabama
eCO Credit Union raises more than $47,500 for Children’s of Alabama.

 Since 2010, eCO Credit Union has held an annual six-week fundraiser for Children’s of Alabama. In 2016, eCO joined together with members, schools, vendors, and the community to raise more than ever before. The Change for Children’s campaign began September 12 and wrapped up with a celebration at Glory Bound on October 27.

Members, schools, and local businesses were given Change for Children’s cans to collect spare change for Children’s. The Change for Children’s campaign also included an Online Platform allowing friends, family, and eCO partners to donate Online. Finally, members generously donated in eCO branches.

With a $10,000 Miracle Match from CO-OP, eCO raised $47,571.32 bringing the combined fundraising total for the last seven years to more than $237,000.

“At eCO Credit Union, giving back to the community is part of our culture,” said Joey Hand, eCO CEO. “Children’s of Alabama makes a huge impact on children and families throughout our state, and we are thankful for the continued partnership.”