This year's holiday shoppers can give money to UNM Children's Hospital without spending an extra penny. UNM Children's Hospital, your local Children's Miracle Network hospital, has teamed up with Tricordia, a loyalty program that links the Hospital with consumers and merchants.  When you shop at participating companies with your registered credit or debit card(s), the company you just shopped with gives a percentage of the sale price to UNM Children's Hospital through Tricordia.

A great opportunity to use Tricordia will be December 12 when the Scorpions will be hosting a special night for UNM Health Sciences Center employees. Thirty percent of the ticket price that evening will come back to UNM Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network.  When you purchase your tickets, be sure to purchase them on your Tricordia registered debit and/or credit card either at their ticket office or at the box office that night.  Please note that Ticketmaster purchases are not part of this program.

Also, over 300 retailers are currently involved with Tricordia including Wal-Mart.com, L.L. Bean, Best Buy.com, and Barnes and Nobles.com. with more constantly joining.

And the good news is that the giving doesn't end after the holidays are over.  Individuals using their Tricordia registered debit or credit card can help year round by simply making their normal shopping purchases with participating merchants.

For a complete listing of participating retailers and to register your credit and debit cards on our secure site visit  www.tricordia.com/unm-ch.go.


Contact: HSC Public Affairs, 272-3322