American Heritage Credit Union Donates Hundreds of Gifts and Essentials to Local Families This Holiday Season
American Heritage Credit Union celebrates its annual giving initiatives through its Adopt-A-Family programs and donation drives to embody the credit union “people helping people” philosophy this holiday season. Over $22,800 was raised throughout the year through 23 fundraising programs hosted by the Adopt-A-Family Program. These funds are used to purchase gifts and essentials for over 150 individuals in need.
American Heritage’s Adopt-A-Family Program, with the support of the Board of Directors, associates, and members, raised over $22,800 to purchase “wish list” items for 22 families in the areas American Heritage serves, including the Norristown Salvation Army, Northeast Family YMCA, CADCOM, and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Philadelphia. Each family’s wish list included toys, books, and necessities such as coats and footwear. American Heritage’s Board of Directors also donated 22 ShopRite gift cards worth $700 for each of those families to cover grocery costs this holiday season.
The program also supports children from Ridge Crest Pediatric Services to provide essentials such as health care supplies, toiletries, and cleaning supplies for the non-profit. Ridge Crest in Sellersville, PA cares for and provides health services for children with severe to profound intellectual disabilities. This year, American Heritage adopted 26 residents from Ridge Crest and supplied them with a variety of essentials needed this season. An additional 30 comforters were also donated to Ridge Crest residents through the program.
During the past 34 years, American Heritage’s Adopt-A-Family Program has raised over $341,000 for local families and children in need.
Additionally, American Heritage’s Business Development team is partnering with Catholic Community Services to purchase gifts for 25 children who are a part of the agency’s child welfare services. In addition to the gifts, the Adopt-A-Family program donated $500 to purchase blankets and bedding essentials for these children.
“I am so proud of our associates and Board of Directors who come together each year to make the holidays special for so many local families,” stated Bruce K. Foulke, American Heritage President & CEO. “Credit unions have always been about people helping people. I am thrilled that our American Heritage family has shown that it is always willing to give their time, energy, and resources to brighten the lives of others. On behalf of American Heritage’s Board of Directors, employees, and members, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday.”