American Heritage Credit Union donates over 5,300 books to local Delaware Valley charities and organizations
PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 19, 2020) — American Heritage Credit Union (“American Heritage”) donated over 5,300 new books to local hospitals, community centers, and special care facilities through its Books for Kids program. The program collected over $11,000 in donations throughout the summer and fall to purchase and distribute the books.
In its eleventh year, American Heritage’s Books for Kids program invited members to become “Book Buddies” by donating $3 to purchase a new book that would 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 is affixed inside the book.
Local charities and organizations that received book donations include:
|Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County
Bridesburg Boys and Girls Cub
Catholic Community Services
Grand View Hospital
Lutheran Settlement House
Nicetown Boys and Girls Club
Pan American Academy Charter School
Ronald McDonald House
Wissahickon Charter School
Wayne Ave Boys and Girls Club
American Heritage also made a special 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 all the challenges children and schools have faced this 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, and American Heritage’s Board of Directors, associates and valued members who contributed to this program will help our partners advance this cause.”
American Heritage’s Books For Kids Program made a special donation to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Reach Out and Read Program.
About American Heritage Credit Union
American Heritage Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative with more than $4.5 billion in assets serving more than 800 Workplace Partners and more than 280,000 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. For more information about American Heritage Credit Union please visit at www.AmericanHeritageCU.org.