American Heritage Credit Union Donates Over 7,000 Books to Local Charities and Organizations
American Heritage Credit Union has donated over 7,000 new books to hospitals, community centers, and special care facilities throughout the Philadelphia and suburban region during its 13th Annual Books for Kids program. The program collected over $14,000 in donations from members throughout the summer and fall to purchase and distribute the books. Since inception, the program has donated over 61,000 books and raised over $140,000.
In its thirteenth year, American Heritage invited members to support its Books for Kids program by becoming “Book Buddies” and donating $3 to purchase a new book to be donated to local hospitals and organizations in American Heritage’s field of membership. When a member purchases a book donation, a label is included with the donor’s name and affixed inside the book.
18 local charities and organizations that received book donations include:
|Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Bucks County|
Catholic Community Services
Family Service Association of Bucks County
Grand View Hospital
Hardy Williams Mastery Charter
|Lutheran Settlement House |
Pan American Academy Charter School
Partnership for Community Supports
Ronald McDonald House
St. Francis - St. Vincent Homes
Wissahickon School District
American Heritage also made a special book donation to the “Reach Out and Read” program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatrics by giving books to children and educating their parents on the importance of reading.
“With all the challenges children and schools have faced the past few years, our book donations are needed now more than ever,” stated Bruce K. Foulke, President & CEO of American Heritage. “Children deserve educational enrichment and as many opportunities to advance literacy as possible, and I am so appreciative of American Heritage’s Board of Directors, associates and valued members who have contributed to this program and are helping to advance this cause.”