Credit Unions Kids at Heart® (CU Kids at Heart) is a Massachusetts-based 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and one of the largest credit union collaborative fundraising programs in the nation. Eastern Corporate Federal Credit Union (EasCorp) of Burlington, Massachusetts, founded CU Kids at Heart in 1996 with a small group of Massachusetts credit unions. The Team aimed 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. Since that time, the program has expanded to include dozens of participating credit unions and corporate sponsors nationwide.
CU Kids at Heart is dedicated to helping children lead healthy and happy lives.The Team and its supporters are committed to funding research activities aimed at the prevention, treatment, and/or cure of pediatric neurological diseases. For the past several years, the Team has worked closely with the medical investigators at Boston Children's Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and their research affiliates to fund research activities aimed at the prevention, treatment, and/or cure of pediatric neurological diseases, including Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Moyamoya disease, Cerebral Palsy, epilepsy, and pediatric brain cancer.
As of May 2018, CU Kids at Heart has raised over $6 million toward this fundraising directive.
CU Kids at Heart celebrated a record $174,975 in donations received in one day thanks to a wide network of dedicated donors and a generous #GivingTuesday match. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that focuses on generosity and volunteerism as an alternative to the post-Thanksgiving consumer holidays. If you donated to the Team on this year’s #GivingTuesday, we thank you! To learn more about the Team and its #GivingTuesday success, read the full press release here, and track the Team’s success throughout the season on the Donate page.
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.