Statewide Event to Help Kids Kicks Off this Weekend


I have been proud to be a part of the credit union movement for the last 40 years, but I’m even more proud when we get to take part in something so special, that can help so many, that I had to share it with you.

This Sunday, April 3rd, Hopewell Federal’s North 21st Street office has been selected to be the host credit union for the launching of this year’s Marching Miles for Miracle Kids statewide effort.

Marching Miles is an Ohio statewide event to support the Children’s Miracle Network and Ohio’s Children’s Hospitals. The event happens annually in April and coincides with the Ohio Credit Union League’s Annual Convention and the Cherry Blossum Run in Washington, D.C.

The event consists of a relay-style march, beginning in one part of the state, which this year, is at our office in Newark. It will wrap-up at the Ohio Credit Union League’s convention site this year, in Cleveland. Marchers raise donations for the event and this year’s goal is to raise $125,000.  Our walkers will be going from North 21st Street , head north on route 13 and work their way to CES Credit Union in Utica. It’s not an easy task, but then again, neither is taking on childhood ailments.

Too busy to walk? Not a problem! You can still set up your own online site to raise money for the event. Once you register you’ll have your very own personalized web page that you can use to solicit donations. Email the link to your friends and family. Your donations will go to your local children’s hospital.

Friends, this is such an exciting effort that will do so much good for special children throughout Ohio. And we’re excited to welcome Kimmi, this year’s child.

Registration for the walk begins at 7:45 a.m. and a brief presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m. So join us, won’t you? This kind of statewide effort, is just the kind of thing that the residents of Licking County, like to wrap their arms around and embrace, because Licking County loves to give back!  We’d love to see you there! For more information visit

Thanks for listening,



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