Pacific Marine Credit Union Makes Record-Breaking Donation for Rady Children’s Hospital
December 7, 2016
Oceanside, CA — Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) was once again a proud sponsor and supporter of AJ’s Kids Crane, an event that directly benefits the children of Rady Children’s Hospital. PMCU presented a $22,500 check to AJ Machado, from Energy 103.7, to purchase toys for the children at Rady Children’s Hospital. This check amount was not only a new record for Pacific Marine Credit Union, but also broke records at AJ’s Kids Crane for being the largest monetary donation ever presented.
AJ’s Kids Crane has become an annual event, where AJ lives up on a crane in a parking lot above Mission Valley until he collects 100,000 toys or raises the funds to purchase the toys. The toys collected are given to the children throughout the year as a reward for bravery, a “bribe” to encourage them to take medicine, a thing to play with a visiting friend and much more!
As a sponsor of AJ’s Kids Crane, PMCU members and the community dropped off new toys at our 11 branches throughout San Diego, Riverside or San Bernardino counties. Supporters also purchased icons that were displayed in the branches. Pacific Marine Credit Union employees did not want to miss out on the joy of giving to this worthy cause, and held their own internal toy and fund raising efforts as well. Now in its eighth year sponsoring this event, PMCU has raised over $90,000.
“As a credit union, we believe in the importance of giving back to the communities we serve,” said Brad Smith, Chief of Staff. “AJ’s Kid’s Crane is a way for us to support Rady Children’s Hospital and assist in sustaining this vital community resource.”
Pacific Marine Credit Union presents a donation check of $22,500 and carts full of toys for Rady Children’s Hospital, at the AJ’s Kids Crane event.
About Pacific Marine Credit Union
Since 1952, Pacific Marine Credit Union (PMCU) has been making a difference: helping people with their financial needs and giving back to the local communities. PMCU is owned and governed by its members, operating not-for-profit, but for service. This allows the revenue generated by its services to be given back in the form of lower interest rates on loans, reduced fees, attractive earnings on savings and investments, and around-the-clock access to the latest electronic services.
PMCU is open to everyone who lives or works in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties. Pacific Marine Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration and is an Equal Housing Lender.