New Hampshire Credit Unions established a very strong partnership with Make-A-Wish New Hampshire in 1997. Through a variety of initiatives and activities, the New Hampshire Social Responsibility Committee provides a vehicle through which the credit unions can combine resources to address the wishes of children who face life-threatening medical conditions. Over the years, that relationship, the bond between credit unions and this outstanding organization, has become stronger as has the respect for the tremendous work that they do.
The reason for the lasting success of the relationship between the New Hampshire Credit Unions and Make-A-Wish New Hampshire is a shared commitment to service. The mission statement of Make-A-Wish New Hampshire clearly states that commitment.
"Make-A-Wish New Hampshire grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy."
The staff and volunteers of Make-A-Wish New Hampshire strive to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. As part of the nation’s largest and most recognized wish-granting organization, with chapters and volunteers throughout the United States and the world, Make-A-Wish draws on that strength, as well as their vast local network, to help children’s dreams come true…right here in New Hampshire every day. Make-A-Wish volunteers bring wishes to life with passion and creativity throughout the year as wish granters, fundraisers, ambassadors, and office volunteers.
To learn more about Make-A-Wish New Hampshire, please visit https://wish.org/nh
Watch a special webcast celebrating New Hampshire Credit Unions donating over $3,000,000 to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire
New Hampshire Credit Unions Social Responsibility Fundraising Activities Include:
• Make-A-Wish Calendar Raffle
• Granite State Candy Shoppe (Dream Chocolate Bars)
• Richard D. Mahoney Credit Union Charity Golf Tournament
• Chapter Donations
• Annual Convention Silent Auction
• Individual Credit Union Initiatives/Personal Donations
Other Activities Include:
• Sweet Thank You Visits
• Make-A-Wish Holiday Party
• Wish Volunteers/Wish Granters
Credit Union Recognition Program:
The Social Responsibility Committee established a special program that recognizes all credit unions that reach a fundraising goal for the year. The fundraising goals are as follow:
Bronze Level - $100-$499;
Silver Level - $500-$2,499;
Gold Level - $2,500-$4,999;
Platinum Level - $5,000-$9,999;
and Titanium Level - $10,000.
In addition, one credit union is recognized as the top fundraising credit union of the year and receives a special plaque to be displayed at the credit union for the year. The top fundraising credit union is determined by the most dollars raised on a per member basis (Source: National Credit Union Administration 5300 December Data). All contributions are included in the recognition program.