American Heritage Credit Union Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Families in 2021
American Heritage Credit Union (American Heritage) hosted its Annual Adopt-A-Family program this holiday season, and through the combined effort of their Board of Directors, staff and membership, raised over $22,800 for the program.
Each year, American Heritage adopts several families in their membership area. This year, the Adopt-A-Family Committee received “wish lists” from twenty families among the Norristown Salvation Army, Northeast Family YMCA, CADCOM, Thea Bowman Women’s Shelter in Philadelphia, Carson’s Valley and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Philadelphia. Their lists included books, dolls, bikes, board games, scooters, and much more. Along to their wish lists, families also received necessities such as coats, boots, pajamas, scarves, hats, and gloves and grocery store gift cards. In addition to their lists, American Heritage’s Board of Directors generously donated a $300 ShopRite gift card to each of the families.
The Adopt-A-Family committee also adopted thirty-two children from Ridge Crest Pediatric Services in Sellersville, PA, which is a non-profit home for children with severe to profound intellectual disabilities. These children were provided with much needed items such as neck pillows and toiletries.
American Heritage also made donations to Catholic Community Services, Missionary Sisters of Charity, and Wordsworth.
“During the past 29 years, the Adopt-A-Family Program has raised over $230,000,” states Flora Caranci, American Heritage’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “The holiday season can be incredible stressful for families in our community and the Adopt-A-Family program was created with intentions of eliminating that anxiety and fulfilling the wish lists of the families. This program could not be possible without the support of American Heritage’s membership and the hard work and dedication of their staff.”