The Kids-N-Hope Foundation donates piano keyboard to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Presentation Made to the Music Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital; Instrument Initially Donated to the Foundation by Coldplay and Live Nation to Support Children’s Organizations
PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 13, 2022) — The Kids-N-Hope Foundation (“The Foundation”) presented Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) with a brand-new piano keyboard and accessories for the Music Therapy Program and its patients. The keyboard was donated to The Foundation by the band Coldplay and Live Nation during the band’s recent show in Philadelphia, PA as a part of their philanthropic work during the “Music of the Spheres” tour.
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation was selected by Coldplay and Live Nation as the Philadelphia recipient of a new piano keyboard and accessories during their June performance. The Foundation presented CHOP, one of its key beneficiaries, with the keyboard during the 27th Annual Golf Classic event at the Huntingdon Valley Country Club. The event raised over $155,000 to support music therapy programs and other child life services throughout the Philadelphia region.
“It is a testament that Kids-N-Hope is recognized as a premier benefactor of pediatric healthcare cause,” stated Bruce K. Foulke, Founder and Chairman of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. “We are deeply appreciative to be selected by Coldplay and Live Nation as the Philadelphia organization to receive this generous donation. We are also thrilled to present CHOP with the new instrument to not only further the offerings of the Music Therapy Program, but to also increase the impact music has on the hospital’s pediatric patients during treatment and recovery.”
Tim Johnson, Senior Director of Corporate Leadership Giving at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, received the piano keyboard on behalf of CHOP. “Our Music Therapy Program is an uncompensated service, for which CHOP depends on the generous support from our donors to make this program happen,” stated Johnson. “The Kids-N-Hope Foundation’s support is a true paramount to making this program available to our patients at our hospital, especially as we continue to grow and expand our hospital network and services. We would not be able to make the impact we do without the support of everyone in attendance here today.”
To learn more about the Kids-N-Hope Foundation and its upcoming events, visit www.KidsNHope.org.
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation presented Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with a new piano keyboard to extended offerings within its Music Therapy Program. From Left to Right: Bruce K. Foulke, Chairman and Founder – Kids-N-Hope Foundation, Tim Johnson, Senior Director of Corporate Leadership Giving · Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Gina Pelbano, Coordinator of Community Outreach – Kids-N-Hope Foundation.
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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.
About the Kids-N-Hope Foundation
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation (“The Foundation”) was founded by American Heritage Credit Union in 1996, and provides support for child life services, specifically, the Music Therapy Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (“CHOP”) and other local hospitals within American Heritage Credit Union’s Workplace Partner Program. To date, the Foundation contributed more than $2.8 million dollars to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and other local pediatric healthcare programs through its fundraising efforts.