Serve Credit Union raises $3,930 for Princess Camryn Fund, benefitting Blank Children’s Hospital & Children’s Cancer Connection
Annual Santa Claus event gives back to family in need during holiday season
DES MOINES, IA (December 21, 2022) — Serve Credit Union, a financial cooperative founded in the “people helping people” spirit, hosted its 4th Annual Santa Claus at SCU family fundraiser on December 16 to raise funds for the Princess Camryn Fund and collect gift donations for a local family. Click here for photos from the event.
Every year, Serve selects a family in need during the holiday season. This year, the credit union selected Paul Storbeck, a longtime member of the Des Moines Fire Department and Serve. The family has a long history of giving back as their lives have been so deeply impacted by cancer across the generations.
Santa arrived at Serve’s Urbandale branch to give the family the gifts that have been collected the past two months and present financial donations. All monetary donations received (including Serve’s Giving Tuesday match) will go to the Princess Camryn Fund, which directly supports Children’s Cancer Connection and Blank Children’s Hospital- Child Life Specialists. This fund is named after Paul’s daughter Camryn, who lost her courageous battle with Neuroblastoma cancer in 2014.
In addition to Santa and holiday décor, Serve recruited a fire truck to be onsite to show support for the family.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to help a family within our credit union membership every year,” said Jami Weems, CEO of Serve Credit. “Our members and community showed up to support the Storbeck family during this difficult time, and it’s a direct reflection of our credit union’s philosophy of people helping people.”
To read more about the family and find additional ways to support them during this holiday season, please visit https://www.servecu.org/santa-claus-at-scu. To view photos from the event, please go here.
Serve Credit Union serves those who serve the community, including Des Moines public servants like USDA employees, teachers, police officers, first responders like firefighters, correctional officers and EMTs. Read more about Serve and its unique membership at https://www.servecu.org/.
About Serve Credit Union
Serve Credit Union was founded in the “people helping people” spirit in 1931 to serve Des Moines police officers and their families. Over time, its membership has grown to include more first responders like firefighters, correctional officers and EMTs, as well as other public servants like USDA employees and teachers.