American Heritage Credit Union Raises $82,000 forThe Kids-N-Hope Foundation During its 26th Annual Gelatin Olympics
American Heritage raised $82,000 through its 26th Annual Gelatin Olympics for its Kids-N-Hope Foundation (The Foundation) on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. More than 140 sliders dressed up in their most creative costumes and took the plunge into a pool full of 1,000 gallons of strawberry gelatin to help support the Foundation.
Alicia Vitarelli, 6ABC’s co-anchor of Action News, emceed the event and brought tremendous enthusiasm and hometown flair for the audience. In addition to the Ultimate Gelatin Slide, children of all ages participated in the Gelatin Eating Contest, Balloon Toss Contest, Gelatin Seek and Find and other fun games. Musical guests, lostmyhead, performed for participants and attendees during the event.
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation raises money to support Child Life Services, specifically, Music Therapy programs at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and other local hospitals within American Heritage’s Workplace Partnership Program.
“We had an incredible turnout at our flagship fundraising event and are very appreciative of our sponsors for this record-setting event,” states Bruce Foulke, American Heritage’s President & CEO. “The proceeds will help children and their development at local-area hospitals and enhance their ability to cope with the hospital experience.”
About American Heritage Credit Union
American Heritage Credit Union is a $2.6 billion, member-owned financial cooperative serving more than 800 Workplace Partners and more than 190,000 members, with more than 35 locations across Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, and Camden Counties. Founded in 1948, American Heritage Credit Union is now one of the 100 largest credit unions in the United States and named the # 1 credit union in the state of Pennsylvania by Forbes. For more information about American Heritage Credit Union please visit AmericanHeritageCU.org.
About The Kids-N-Hope Foundation
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation, organized by American Heritage Credit Union in 1996, provides support for Child Life Services, specifically, Musical Therapy at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and other local hospitals within American Heritage’s Workplace Partner Program. To date, the Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million dollars through its fundraising efforts. For more information about The Kids-N-Hope Foundation please visit KidsNHope.org.