The Kids-N-Hope Foundation Donates $562,500 to Children’s Health and Life Service Organizations and Local Area Hospitals
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation has announced $562,500 in annual contributions 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 over 25 years ago, The Foundation has raised and donated over $3.1 million for pediatric therapy programs in the Philadelphia region, including over $2.8 million to CHOP.
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation distributes thousands of dollars to local area hospitals 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 - $500,000
- Jefferson Health Foundation - $10,000
- Doylestown Hospital - $7,500
- Grand View Health - $7,500
- Trinity Health/St. Mary Medical Center - $7,500
- Catholic Community Services - $5,000
- CORA Services - $5,000
- Federation Early Learning Services (FELS) - $5,000
- KenCrest - $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 made a commitment to make a difference in the lives of children over 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. I am excited for the upcoming year’s fundraising opportunities for all of our beneficiaries, and look forward to fulfilling the Foundation’s pledge to donate at least $1.9 million in additional funds to CHOP over the next five years.”
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 Tim Johnson, Senior Director of Corporate Leadership Giving at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “Our Music Therapy Program would not exist without partners like American Heritage and the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. Our community is very grateful and thankful for our continued partnership!”