Pacific Marine Credit Union Makes Large Donation for Rady Children’s Hospital

Pacific Marine Credit Union Makes Large Donation for Rady Children’s Hospital

December 19, 2017

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 $20,000 check to AJ Machado, from KyXy 96.5, to purchase toys for the children at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

AJ’s Kids Crane is 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 at Rady Children’s Hospital as a reward for bravery, a “bribe” to encourage them to take medicine, a thing to play with a visiting friend, and much more! Rady Children’s Hospital is the only facility in San Diego exclusively dedicated to pediatric care and research. 

As a sponsor of AJ’s Kids Crane, PMCU members and the community dropped off new toys at our 12 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 ninth year sponsoring this event, PMCU has raised over $100,000. 

“Pacific Marine Credit Union believes in the importance of giving back to the tremendous communities we serve,” said Bill Birnie, PMCU President/CEO. “AJ’s Kid’s Crane is a way for us to support Rady Children’s Hospital. It’s good for the kids, good for the hospital and good for us too!”

Bill Birnie, President/CEO of PMCU, pictured presenting a check for $20,000 to AJ in the Kids Crane to go towards the goal for 100,000 toys for the children at Rady Children’s Hospital.

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. Visit us at