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About Us

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.

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Double your Donation’s Impact on #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving, this year on December 3, that kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. On #GivingTuesday, CU Kids at Heart will match donations dollar for dollar up to $10,000 per runner, making your gifts immediately more impactful. To make a #GivingTuesday by credit card, call 800.428.1144. Or, mail a check made out to “CU Kids at Heart” to: CU Kids at Heart, 35 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Burlington, MA 01803. Please include the Runner’s name in the memo line of the check, or just write “#GivingTuesday” and we’ll apply the funds where it will have the most impact.


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You Shop. Amazon Gives. Support CU Kids at Heart with Amazon Smile.

When you shop on smile.amazon.com, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Amazon Smile offers the same great products, prices, and service as Amazon.com. Click here to select "CU Kids at Heart Inc" and ensure your purchases help support our mission to help children lead happy and healthy lives. Every donation, however small, makes possible medical breakthroughs and life-changing treatments that give hope to children worldwide.


Introducing the CU Kids at Heart 2020 Boston Marathon Team

We are pleased to announce the Runners and Patient Partners on our 2020 Boston Marathon team. We are delighted to have new and returning participants, and look forward to telling you more about them in the coming weeks. Click here to view the roster.


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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.