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Children's Hospital Donations

Help ¢hange a Child's Life and donate to Children's Hospital.

Credit Union of Denver believes in the power of people helping people, and we appreciate the dedication that Children’s Hospital Colorado has for helping others. 

Childrens Hospital Colorado's Impact in the Community

Children’s Hospital Colorado provides care to more than 300,000 kids every year. For the last 5 years Children’s Hospital Colorado has ranked in the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report (the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice). In 2022, they were ranked in all 10 specialties with five in the top 20. For two specialties, Gastroenterology/Gastrointestinal Surgery and Diabetes/Endocrinology, Children’s Hospital Colorado were ranked in the top 5. Lily Thank you

At Credit Union of Denver, we have a personal connection to Children’s Hospital, many members of our team and their families have received outstanding care there.

C∙U∙D Testimonials:

"I am so grateful to Children’s hospital. They not only saved my daughter’s life but have taught her how to live with her chronic illness with grace and courage. They encouraged her (and me) to ask questions and made a frightening experience so much better with their teams of dedicated physicians, nurses, CNAs and child life specialists. I will be forever grateful to this wonderful place!" - Ellen D.

"My brother spent his childhood in and out of Children’s Hospital. It was there that he was treated for his Muscular Dystrophy and an unknown rare form of Charcot Marie Tooth Disorder. They cared for him and provided whatever he needed to help with his day-to-day struggles. They are attentive, caring, and compassionate. Children’s’ always went above and beyond to find out what was wrong with my brother." - Samantha M.

"Children’s hospital cared for my son for 13 days when his appendix burst at 2 years old. He was in serious condition and had to have emergency surgery. During our stay at the hospital, the staff was great and provided lots of toys to keep him entertained. Eventually we began going on small walks through the halls until he recovered and was cleared to go home. I am so glad that Children’s Hospital was there for us during this trying time."

Help kids like HannahWhen you donate, you support:

  • Family-centered services
  • Groundbreaking research
  • Regional clinics and care
  • Patients and families in financial need

What Your Donations Help Fund:

  • Rehabilitative equipment, which help children re-learn movements after a serious trauma or illness, costs $500.
  • One electroanalgesic transcutaneous nerve stimulator, which can help mediate pain in children suffering from chronic conditions or post-surgical rehabilitation, costs $700.
  • One pediatric wheelchair, specially made in many for kids of all sizes and abilities, costs $1,700.
  • An MRI of the brain and brainstem to find tumors and other abnormalities costs $17,000.
  • One week’s worth of critically-needed blood supply if purchased from a community blood bank costs over $50,000Porter thank you
  • One child’s cancer treatment costs $75,000 on average. 

Can we gather enough change to make a difference that significant? Every single penny helps! We will be accepting donations through April 30th, 2024. 

Together, we can change a child’s life. 


four foot teddy bearFor each donation of $2 or more you will be entered into a random drawing to win a 4' teddy bear!





Credit Union of Denver (C∙U∙D) 2024 “Children’s Hospital 4 Foot Teddy Bear”

Giveaway Sponsor:
Credit Union of Denver (C∙U∙D)
PO Box 261420
Lakewood, CO 80226


Promotional Period
February 1, 2024 through April 30, 2024.

A random drawing from all eligible entries will be on or about May 15, 2024.

Entry Rules
By entering the “Children’s Hospital 4 Foot Teddy Bear” promotion, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these Official Rules. No purchase necessary to enter.

Qualifiers include
Open to current Credit Union of Denver (C∙U∙D) members or non-members and a U.S. citizen or legal resident. Qualified entrants who do one of the following will be automatically entered into the random drawing for a chance to win a 4-foot teddy bear; Make a monetary donation of at least $2 towards the Colorado Children’s Hospital (via Credit Union of Denver’s electronic donation page, or in-person at a Credit Union of Denver branch) during the promotional period. C∙U∙D reserves the right to disqualify entries at its reasonable discretion. 

There will be one (1) winner who will receive 4-foot teddy bear. The winner will be selected by random drawing from all eligible entries on or about May 15, 2024. The winner is responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received. Estimated value of 4-foot teddy bear is over $100.

Open to all persons who qualify under the entry rules above.

The drawing is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. If a winner cannot be reached, fails to respond within six (6) business days or otherwise is not in compliance with these Rules, prize will be forfeited, and C∙U∙D may, at its discretion, select another winner. By accepting this prize, the winner acknowledges that C∙U∙D has the right to use his/her name and/or likeness for advertising and publicity purposes without compensation and upon request, will provide consent to such use in writing. Winner will be required to sign a Publicity Release prior to receiving their prize. By entering this promotion, each entrant releases C∙U∙D and its respective directors, officers, employees, agents, and subsidiaries from all liability, claims, causes of action, suits, and demands arising from or in connection with its lawful actions in conducting the promotion. Noncompliance with any entry procedure will result in disqualification. C∙U∙D reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend this promotion, in its entirety or in part, should tampering, corruption, compromised by virus or bugs or any unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or other causes beyond C∙U∙D’s control corrupt the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper play of the promotion. If the sweepstakes is terminated prior to the sweepstakes period, notice will be posted at the end of these rules and on the Credit Union of Denver website. Contest and rules provided by: Credit Union of Denver, 9305 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood, CO 80226.

Marketing and Privacy Agreement:
By submitting an entry in this drawing, the entrants grant C∙U∙D permission to email or call with information regarding C∙U∙D products, services, promotions, special offers and events. Entrants may opt out of email and phone contact at any time. To opt-out of emails, send an e-mail to or click "unsubscribe" at the bottom of any future email communication. C∙U∙D will not share entrant’s phone number or email address with any other parties for any purpose.

2024 Pet Calendar

The Pet Calendars are SOLD OUT! See how much money we raised this year.

Thank you to all the members and community photo contributors that made our 2024 calendar so awesome! This calendar is truly a labor of love of animals. Our staff loves to help feature our furry friends each year to support our local animal shelter.

Foothills Animal Shelter giant check presentation for 2024

As a reminder, all of the proceeds from the calendar sales will be donated to Foothills Animal Shelter, and this year our members helped raise a toal of $6,987.82! Thank you for helping us raise the much-needed funds it takes to operate and care for the animals that find their way to the Foothills Animal Shelter.

The Why Behind the Annual Pet Calendar

Making a difference in the lives of our community and members who reside here with their furry friends is important to us. We believe that supporting Foothills Animal Shelter can have a direct impact on our community. When one of the pets at Foothills Animal Shelter finds a fur-ever home, we know that the act of bringing in an unconditional loving animal affects the human just as much as the animal! We like to ask…Who Rescued Who?

This is most certainly a collaborative effort with our members and community. We ask our vendors to donate advertising dollars that help offset the cost of printing the calendar. So when you see an ad in the calendar, know they are supporting this paws-itively good cause and allows more of the proceeds to go to the shelter.

The pet photos are an outstanding way to share the joy that comes from owning a pet and helping to raise money for a great resource within our community. SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. We thank everyone who has been gracious enough to submit their photos of their beloved furry friends.

Thank you for your help in supporting Foothills Animal Shelter

Be sure to check out our video interviews with some of the pet owners and their pets that made the 2023 calendar!


Here is a little information from The Foothills Animal Shelter website to understand why we do this every year.

About Foothills Animal Shelter

Foothills Animal Shelter LogoFoothills Animal Shelter is an open-admissions facility, which means we never turn away an animal. We care for more than 9,200 orphaned cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and critters every year with a compassionate team of staff and volunteers. (Unfortunately, we cannot accept wild animals; they should be taken to organizations that specialize in their care.) We are a true community resource and offer a variety of services including pet adoption, Jefferson County pet licensing, affordable spaying and neutering, vaccinations, micro chipping and lost and found pets. We are committed to our important mission and the life-saving work that we do every day of the year.

Years Past – Look how far we’ve come

For the past 11 years, Credit Union of Denver members and our community have donated a total of $157,340.67 to Foothills Animal Shelter. Our hope is to continue this tradition for years to come. Below are some of the previous calendars’ cover pets!

Daisy Mae a Blue Heeler on the 2024 Pet Calendar cover

In 2024 Daisy Mae was the featured cover pet.

Beau Louie a Corgi on the 2023 Pet Calendar

In 2023 Beau Louie was the featured cover pet.

Robin a black and white Border Collie on the 2022 Pet Calendar

In 2022 Robin was the featured cover pet.

Small white dog named Pyper standing on tree stump with tongue out

In 2021 Pyper was the featured cover pet.

Tan and white pitbull named Chapo standing in snow looking at camera

In 2020 Chapo was the featured cover pet.

White and brown dog named Chester laying in grass

In 2019 Chester was the featured cover pet.

Small brown dog named Clady in front of fence looking at camera

In 2018 Clady was the featured cover pet.

Porter a small hound dog jumping in snow with ears flopping in the air

In 2017 Porter was the featured cover pet.

German Shepherd named Enzo standing on large rocks with tongue out

In 2016 Enzo was the featured cover pet.

Close up of large black and brown dog in front of blue sky

In 2015 Berlin was the featured cover pet.

Large black and white dog named Ginger in the snow

In 2013 Ginger was the featured cover pet.

C∙U∙D Employees Make Blankets For Children's Hospital

The C∙U∙D team comes together to make no-sew blankets for patients at Children's Hospital. 

This fall, we set out on a mission to spread comfort and cheer to the brave little warriors at the Children's Hospital Colorado. 

Over the course of three days C∙U∙D employees volunteered their time to craft cozy, handmade no-sew blankets for the patients of Children's Hospital. 

stack of fabric for blankets 3 people making blankets

Children’s Colorado’s Association of Volunteers recently released an article addressing the need for more blankets at Children's Hospital. 

"Blankets for patients provide a source of normalcy and comfort amidst what can be a very stressful or scary time," said Melissa Platt with Association of Volunteers. “Patients don't always have a feeling of 'choice' when it comes to their care. Giving them a say when selecting a blanket makes them feel special."

We were honored with an ambassador visiting from Children’s Hospital. Debbie shared the incredible story from when her teenage daughter was a patient at Children’s. We were so moved learning more about the miracles that Children’s Hospital performs and to be able to play a small part in all that they do for their patients. 

At the end of the three days we donated over 100 blankets!

group of people holding blankets

We hope these blankets will bring the children warmth and hope. It's about more than just blankets, it's about the love, care, and support we can provide to our community, and make a difference where it truly matters. 

This was such a rewarding experience, and we can’t recommend it enough. If you are able, please consider donating to Children’s Hospital, whether that’s no-sew blankets or however you are able.

C·U·D team dropping off blankets at Children's Hospital

Member Appreciation Day 2023

Relive our Member Appreciation Day & Youth Event that took place on June 10, 2023.

🌟 We couldn't have done it without you! 🌟 A heartfelt thank you to all our incredible members and community for joining us and making our recent event a resounding success. 🎉✨ Your presence and enthusiasm brought so much energy and positivity to the occasion, and we are immensely grateful for your support.

We were thrilled to see each and every one of you embracing the spirit of our event and engaging with the various activities. Your active participation truly made the event come alive!

We also want to extend our deepest appreciation to our fantastic employees who contributed their expertise and time, making this event an enriching and memorable experience for all. Together, we are fostering a vibrant and inclusive community that continues to inspire and empower one another.

Stay tuned for more exciting events, workshops, and initiatives coming your way. We can't wait to continue this incredible journey together.

Once again, a sincere thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Member Appreciation Day. Your presence means the world to us, and we look forward to seeing you at our future gatherings.

#CommunityAppreciation #EventSuccess #Grateful #TogetherWeGrow #Community #Experience #ThankYou

Girl getting her face painted

CUD employee cooking hotdogs

Kid being helped into the bounce castle

CUD employee giving a kid a fun prize

Foothills Animal Shelter table

CUD employee pretending to eat a dog biscuit

Family enjoying the food and vendors at the event

Boy playing one of the carnival games

Children's Hospital Donations in 2023

See how our members have helped make a positive difference in the lives of children in need.

Children's Hospital Donation from Credit Union of Denver

We're thrilled to announce that our recent fundraiser for Colorado Children's Hospital generated a donation of $5,554.43! A special thanks to our members and the Lakewood Community for donating.

Children's Hospital Donation from Credit Union of DenverAs part of our ongoing commitment to supporting children's health and well-being, we are honored to contribute to the amazing work they do in providing specialized care and treatment for young patients.

Join us in applauding the dedicated staff, doctors, nurses, and volunteers who make a significant impact on the lives of children and their families every single day.

Together, we can make a difference and bring smiles to the faces of these brave little warriors. Thank you for your continued support! 

#ChildrensHospital #GivingBack #MakingADifference

Stay tuned on our website Community Page for more opportunities to pay it forward! 

2023 C·U·D Scholarship Winners

Credit Union of Denver is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2023 Scholarship Program. Congratulations to our five $2,000 scholarship winners!

We are excited to share that we have awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to five individuals who will be furthering their education. This year we saw an abundance of scholarship applications from students on their way to doing remarkable things.

Thank you to everyone who entered this year. We had around ninety applications, creating a tough competition and difficult decisions for our scholarship committee. 

Applications were anonymously reviewed by a group of Credit Union of Denver volunteers. Winners were selected based upon their academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities, essay responses, and other eligibility requirements. Thank you to our scholarship review team for taking the time to learn about each applicant and make those tough decisions. 

Without further ado, below are this year’s scholarship winners.

2023 scholarship winner

Patrick P.

2023 scholarship winner

Kiersten Z.

2023 scholarship winner

Joseph O.

2023 scholarship winner

Angela L. 

2023 scholarship winner

Ryan K. 


Congratulations to our scholarship winners! We enjoy offering our scholarships each year with the goal of lessening the financial burden students may face and helping them to establish strong financial futures.

Best of luck to our awardees and all our scholarship applicants, as they take the next steps on their education journey.

Final Shred Event

We held our Final Shred Event on Earth Day April 22nd, 2023. 

Shred Event 2023 Summary

Shred Event Summary from 2023

While this was a free event, we did collect donations on behalf of Children's Hospital Colorado. Our members lined up around the neighborhood (totaling 416 cars) and generously donated $2,120 for the hospital!

All the shredded paper was turned into paper pulp and will be upcycled into other useful items. Thank you to our Credit Union of Denver members and our employees who came out on this cold Colorado spring day! A job well done during Earth Month!

Althought his was our last big Shred Event, we are now implementing year-round access to shred services for our members!

Rather than a once-a-year Shred Event we now have locked Shred Bins in our lobbies. Members may bring in their shred anytime, for free, to place in the bins. We would ask that you please limit your weekly shred drop off to the equivalent of two plastic grocery bags full, to allow for more people to use the bins each week.

The Recycling Process Graphic


Credit Unions for Kids

We are proud to announce that we are supporting Credit Unions for Kids!

Credit Unions for Kids is the brand under which America's credit unions, including Credit Union of Denver, fundraise for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Since Credit Unions are member-owned, not-for-profits, our main focus is our members and community. Credit unions are driven by the philosophy of "people helping people", and our support of CMN Hospitals is a great example of the ways credit unions give back and support their communities. In fact, since the creation of the CU4Kids brand in 1996, the credit union industry has raised $200 million for affiliated children's hospitals - over $13.6 million in 2019 alone! The credit union community has established a wonderful legacy at hospitals across the country, funding breakthrough research, numerous programs and services and construction of new facilities.


Donate today! Every little bit makes a difference. Simply select Children’s Hospital Colorado from the dropdown menu, or the local hospital in your state.