The Kids-N-Hope Foundation Donates $372,500 to Children’s Health and Life Service Organizations and Local Area Hospitals
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation has donated over $372,500 throughout the past year to support their mission in funding music therapy and child life services through organizations and local area hospitals, including Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Music Therapy Program. Since its inception 25 years ago, The Foundation has raised over $2.6 million for pediatric therapy programs.
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation distributes thousands of dollars to local at the end of each year to continue supporting its mission. This year, the following organizations received donations from The Foundation:
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia- $300,000
Doylestown Hospital- $7,500
Grand View Health- $7,500
Jefferson Health Foundation- $7,500
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House- $7,500
St. Mary Medical Center- $7,500
Catholic Community Services- $5,000 Christ’s Home- $5,000
CORA Services- $5,000
Laurel House- $5,000
Providence Center- $5,000
Special People in the Northeast (SPIN)- $5,000
At CHOP, the Kids-N-Hope Foundation provides financial support for the Music Therapy Program, which is designed to effect positive change in the psychological, physical, cognitive, and social functioning of individuals with health or educational problems.
“American Heritage and The Foundation pledged to make a difference in the lives of children 25 years ago,” stated Bruce K. Foulke, Founder and Chairman of the Kids-N-Hope Foundation, and President & CEO of American Heritage Credit Union. “I am so proud of the work our volunteers and Board of Directors have done this past year to celebrate this milestone anniversary, and I am beyond grateful for the support and contributions made by our Foundation supporters and donors who allow us to carry out our mission each year.”
In 1996, American Heritage Credit Union become the first credit union in the country to form its own charitable organization. After American Heritage’s President & CEO Bruce Foulke visited the Seashore House at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he and the American Heritage Board of Directors determined that the Credit Union would pledge to become a permanent benefactor of local pediatric causes, and thus the Kids-N-Hope Foundation was created to support CHOP’s needs, starting with the Music Therapy Program.
“The support from The Kids-N-Hope Foundation helps our Child Life team provide the best care possible to meet the unique needs of our patients as they cope with illness, treatment and the overall healthcare experience,” stated Bridget Welz, Assistant Direct, Corporate Annual Giving at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Our Music Therapy Program would not exist without partners like American Heritage Credit Union and the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. The CHOP community is very grateful and thankful for our 25-year partnership!”