You’ve probably heard of the Children’s Miracle Network (now called Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, or CMNH), but may not know exactly what it is. Here’s the scoop: CMNH is a non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals worldwide. Countless individuals, organizations and media partners work with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to help sick and injured children in each community. Donations to our local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital create miracles by funding vital programs, services, equipment and education that saves and improves the lives of more than 18,000 local children each year. Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare is our local member hospital of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

First Source works with this community partner to raise funds that otherwise wouldn’t be available, to provide vital services for area children, from newborns to 18-year-olds, and expectant mothers. Through this work, they’ve impacted the lives of thousands in our community directly, including many here at First Source.

This year, we’re also partnering with our fellow local CO-OP Network credit unions for something special. Together we’re trying to raise $20,000 for a new incubator which St. Luke’s Hospital desperately needs. With it, newborns that require extra care and warmth will be given a much better chance to survive and live a healthy life. We are proud to join with our peers, and with you, to raise the needed funds. 

Please help us in reaching our goal!

In addition to this effort, the CMNH raises money through other organizations throughout the year, and thanks to you they’re able to:

  • Offer the area’s only Level II Special Care Nursery staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week by neonatologists, physicians who provide special care to sick or premature babies.
  • Fund a community education program called Project Kids Care, a mobile pediatric training program designed to provide first responders (paramedics and EMTs) with continued pediatric training throughout Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties.
  • Employ a full-time Child Life Specialist who establishes a one-on-one relationship with each child and helps them work through their fears of hospitalization and helps make the child’s stay more comfortable.
  • Offer an OB Care Center for women with little or no insurance to ensure they have healthy pregnancies.
  • Care for all children, regardless of their family’s ability to pay.

Great community partners work together to effect positive change, and CMNH is the perfect way to make your mark. As a good corporate citizen, supporting the CMNH means supporting every person in our community. Not only improving the health and saving the lives of our newborns and children, but also improving the lives of their families and friends, keeping them together when faced with a crisis, and keeping them here in our area. Everyone will be touched in some way by your generosity. How can you help?

  • Support a CMNH event as a corporate sponsor
  • Give directly to CMNH here
  • Encourage your employees to give and participate in local CMNH events
  • Match donations by employees
  • Sponsor a specific piece of equipment, service or supplies through CMNH
  • Contact CMNH or Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare for more information on corporate support

You can also buy a $100 ticket for a chance at a $100,000 Miracle Home Makeover;
all proceeds go to our local CMNH. The Miracle Home Makeover prize is a home
makeover project valued at $100,000 in products and services (or you can take the
winnings directly as cash) from the Miracle Home Makeover participants*.

Thank you for joining us in doing all we can to provide better care for our children and our community.

*Net of taxes or the cash equivalent net of taxes.