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Legacy Donates to Children’s of AL

Legacy Foundation & Legacy Credit Union Donate $13,000 and Wagons to Children’s of AL

The Legacy for Good Foundation:

The Legacy for Good Foundation partnered with Legacy Community Federal Credit Union for the 3rd Annual Legacy for Children’s initiative, donating $13,750 to Children’s of Alabama, the state’s only freestanding pediatric medical facility. In addition to this year’s donation of $13,750 Legacy Credit Union is also donating 5 wagons for use at Children’s of Alabama.

Over a 25-month span, the combined efforts of the Legacy for Good Foundation and Legacy Credit Union, in conjunction with Co-Op Financial Services Miracle Match Program, raised over $41,000.

To raise these funds, the Legacy for Good Foundation and Legacy Community Federal Credit Union partnered to sell t-shirts at all area branches. In addition, over 100 Legacy employees participated in Casual for a Cause Day to further support the Legacy for Children’s initiative.

Legacy Community Federal Credit Union President & CEO Joe McGee stated, “Legacy Credit Union is proud to partner with the Legacy for Good Foundation in this donation. Children’s of Alabama provides vital services to our community. Like Children’s of Alabama, serving our community is an integral part of Legacy’s mission.” Legacy Credit Union actively participates in numerous community events and their most recent efforts include sponsorship of the soon-to-be-constructed Legacy Pavilion for UAB football, as well as Legacy Arena at the BJCC.

Legacy for Good Foundation Board member Jenna Floore said of the donation, “I am thrilled to be part of a Foundation and Credit Union that support Children’s of Alabama. We were able to donate over $13,000 to assist Children’s in providing exceptional care to children in our state. I was also exciting to donate five wagons; providing something fun for these brave kids to enjoy brought a smile to my face.”

The Legacy for Good Foundation continually supports the community through various charitable endeavors. For more information regarding the Legacy for Good Foundations, contact Gina Cannady at [email protected].

About the Legacy for Good Foundation:

The Legacy for Good Foundation was created in July, 2010 by employees of Legacy Community Federal Credit Union and community members. The Legacy for Good Foundation is committed to strengthening the communities it serves, focusing its efforts on Education, Community & Rural Development, Charitable Endeavors, the Arts, and our Environment.  The Foundation fulfills its mission to Do Something Good Today by aiding individuals in immediate need and supporting local non-profits seeking to create solutions to issues facing the Greater Birmingham area.

About Legacy Community Federal Credit Union:

Legacy opened its doors as University Federal Credit Union in 1955 to serve the UAB community.  After serving the education and healthcare industries for over 50 years, the credit union expanded their field of membership to include the 7 county Greater Birmingham Hoover Metropolitan Statistical Area and implemented the name change at the beginning of 2006.  Now anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Jefferson, Shelby, Bibb, Chilton, Walker, Blount and St. Clair counties is eligible for membership.

About Children’s of Alabama:

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. Children’s is ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 670,000 outpatient visits and experienced nearly 14,000 inpatient days at Children’s, coming from every county in Alabama and from 45 other states and four foreign countries. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional specialty services provided at Children’s South, Children’s on 3rd and in Huntsville and Montgomery. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen medical offices in communities across central Alabama. Children’s of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. In 2012, Children’s moved much of its inpatient services into a new facility named The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children.

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