American Heritage Credit Union donates over 4,300 books to local charities and organizations
Includes donation to children's hospital of Philadelphia reach out and read early literacy program
PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 18, 2023) — American Heritage Credit Union (“American Heritage”) has donated over 4,300 new books to hospitals, community centers, and special care facilities throughout the Philadelphia and suburban region during its 14th Annual Books for Kids program. The program collected over $11,950 in donations from members throughout the summer and fall to purchase and distribute the books. Since inception, the program has donated over 65,300 books and raised over $152,000.
In its fourteenth year, American Heritage invited members to support its Books for Kids program by becoming “Book Buddies” and donating $3 to purchase a new book to be donated to local hospitals and organizations in American Heritage’s field of membership. When a member purchases a book donation, a label is included with the donor’s name and affixed inside the book.
18 local charities and organizations that received book donations include:
|Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County
Catholic Community Services
Family Service Association of Bucks County
Grand View Hospital
Hardy Williams Mastery Charter
|Lutheran Settlement House
Pan American Academy Charter School
Partnership for Community Supports
Ronald McDonald House
St. Francis – St. Vincent Homes
Wissahickon School District
American Heritage also made a special book donation to the “Reach Out and Read” program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatrics by giving books to children and educating their parents on the importance of reading.
“With growing challenges children and schools continue to face year after year, our book donations are needed now more than ever,” stated Bruce K. Foulke, President & CEO of American Heritage. “Children deserve educational enrichment and as many opportunities to advance literacy as possible. I am so appreciative of American Heritage’s Board of Directors, our associates, and our valued members who have contributed to this annual program and are helping to advance this cause.”
About American Heritage Credit Union
American Heritage Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than $4.8 billion in assets serving more than 800 Workplace Partners and more than 310,000 members, with more than 35 locations across Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware, and Camden Counties. Founded in 1948, American Heritage Credit Union is now one of the top 75 largest credit unions in the United States and named Pennsylvania’s 2023 Best-in-State Credit Union by Forbes. For more information about American Heritage Credit Union please visit AmericanHeritageCU.org