Credit Unions Kids at Heart® (CU Kids at Heart) is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and one of the largest collaborative fundraising programs in the nation for the credit union community. Eastern Corporate Federal Credit Union (EasCorp) of Burlington, Massachusetts, founded CU Kids at Heart in 1996 with a small group of Massachusetts credit unions. Today, the organization includes dozens of participating credit unions and corporate sponsors nationwide. Our aim is to leverage the collective impact of credit union charitable efforts and to reflect of the industry's belief in collaboration in service of a greater good.
Our mission is simple: we are dedicated to helping children lead healthy and happy lives.The organization and its supporters are committed to funding research activities aimed at the prevention, treatment, and/or cure of pediatric neurological diseases, including Moyamoya disease, Cerebral Palsy, pediatric epilepsy and other seizure disorders, and pediatric brain cancer. We work closely with the medical investigators at Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and their research affiliates, to provide financial stability to these often underfunded research areas. Our contributions have directly made possible clinical trials, new diagnostic tools, treatment breakthroughs and promising drug therapies, and much more. Since its founding, CU Kids at Heart has raised nearly $7 million toward these fundraising directives.
Join the CU Kids at Heart Team!
CU Kids at Heart is recruiting new corporate sponsors, participating credit unions, runners for the 2020 Boston Marathon, patient partners, and volunteers to be part of our 2019-2020 team. To learn more about the roles these teammates play, please visit the TEAM page. If you are interesting in joining our team, please contact us by phone at 800.428.1144 or using the form on the CONTACT US page.
Congratulations to the Big Winner of the 2019 Helicopter Ball Drop!
We are pleased to announce the winner of the Credit Unions Kids at Heart Helicopter Ball Drop held on September 16, 2019 at Tedesco Country Club is Daniel Caceres! A Cambridge firefighter, Daniel is a member of the Cambridge Firefighters Federal Credit Union and sits on their Board of Directors.
Thank you to all who entered for a chance to win. A portion of the proceeds from the Helicopter Ball Drop entries (half of the income less contest-related expenses) will go directly to the Credit Union Kids at Heart research directives. We appreciate your support.
CU Kids at Heart Team Raises More than Half a Million Dollars!
The CU Kids at Heart Team has exceeded its 2019 fundraising goal, raising more than half a million dollars toward research initiatives at Boston Children's Hospital. Donations are still coming in and will be updated on the Donate page. Thank you to all who supported this Team and its mission to help children lead happy and healthy lives. You have made a difference. To read the full press release, click here.
Our Partners: the Team Jack Foundation
CU Kids at Heart has partnered with the Team Jack Foundation, a non-profit foundation chaired by New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead, in the fight against pediatric brain cancer. The Team will donate to the Team Jack Foundation in support of new and ongoing research initiatives and promising clinical trials at Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Learn more on our Affiliates page.