You may have noticed that every October at Afena is "Riley Month". There are activities and fundraisers taking place all month long. You may have adopted a little monster in years past, or purchased a teal wrist band. You might have taste tested some chili or bought some goodies at the bake sale. You may have even tried your hand at a very interesting golf game during the Monster Mini Golf at River's Edge Family Golf Center.
You may also wonder why Afena chooses Riley to commit an entire month of fundraising to. One reason is that Co-Op offers a program called the "Miracle Match", where funds raised by an organization are eligible for a percentage match, maximizing the end result of the donation. This is an application process that many credit unions take part in, and because there is only so much money set aside for this program, it goes fast.
Over the last 15 years, since Afena started its donorship with Riley, a total of $64,123.74 has been donated to Riley in the name of our Credit Union. In 2016 alone Afena raised a record amount of $8,693.97 and received a matching donation from the Co-Op Miracle Match in amount of $2,148.49, making the total donation to Riley on behalf of Afena $10,842.46- our biggest donation to date.
A second reason for supporting Riley is because our own Afena staff as well as members and individuals in our community, have had personal experiences with Riley Children's Hospital. it is a cause that is very close to the hearts of many people in Indiana and Grand and Wabash counties.
Donations to Riley support and make possible unprecedented care, ground breaking research, and innovative treatments. But the hope that comes with these donations is far more valuable to the children and their families who depend on Riley Children's Hospital every day.
What's Going On And How Can You Help?
All month long there are different activities going on and ways that you can help support our fundraising goals for Riley. There are various promotional items available for purchase in our branches, many for as little as $1. You can also drop some change in our little red buckets or mail in a donation. Every little bit helps.
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Monster Mini Golf and Free Community Event at River's Edge Family Golf Center
Thursday, October 19, 2017
International Credit Union Day
- Enjoy complimentary refreshments as we celebrate a day for credit unions! Donations to Riley are welcome!
Friday, October 20, 2017
Grill Out for Riley
-Support Riley by purchasing cheeseburger or hot dog meals from 11 am- 2 pm
Saturday, October 21, 2017
-Wooden roses are on sale in honor of Sweetest Day. All proceeds go to Riley.