CUNA and its state leagues plan to raise $600,000 so credit union volunteers can build special interactive playgrounds at local children’s hospitals during this summer’s Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
The quadrennial charity efforts help build both national exposure at the penultimate political gatherings and critical aids for children’s hospitals, the favored national charities for the credit union movement.
CUNA and the League of Southeastern CUs have budgeted $300,000 to build a state-of-the-art playground at All Children’s Hospital in Tampa, Fla., site of the Republican National Convention. And CUNA and the Carolinas CU Foundation are raising a similar amount to renovate a rooftop playground at Levine Children’s Hospital during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
CUNA and the leagues have been building “stay-behind” charitable projects at the parties’ national conventions since 2000.