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SDCCU collecting toys for pediatric hospitals
SDCCU launches Holiday Toy Drive benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and Children’s Hospital of Orange County
12/14/2017 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU has launched its seventh annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s).
Through Dec. 31, 2017, every one of SDCCU’s 43 convenient branch locations throughout Southern California will serve as an authorized drop-off location for new, unwrapped toys. All toys will be donated to the two hospitals.
“We hope to make the day a little brighter for young patients at Rady Children’s Hospital and CHOC Children’s Hospital,” said Teresa Halleck, SDCCU president and CEO. “We encourage the community to stop by any of our branch locations to donate a toy—a small gesture to put big smiles on the faces of courageous youngsters who find themselves in need of pediatric healthcare.”
Donated items may be used throughout the year as gifts to individual patients in various age groups. In addition, donated items may be utilized in playrooms and support groups as in-room activities for patients and in conjunction with therapies. The hospitals cannot accept stuffed animals or violent-themed toys, such as guns, etc.
Last holiday season, SDCCU’s customers and employees donated nearly 800 toys in support of SDCCU’s sixth annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 551-bed pediatric care facility providing the largest source of comprehensive pediatric medical services in San Diego, Southern Riverside and Imperial counties. Rady Children’s is the only hospital in the San Diego area dedicated exclusively to pediatric healthcare and is the region’s only designated pediatric trauma center. In June 2015, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rady Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation in all ten pediatric specialties the magazine surveyed. For more information, visit rchsd.org.
Since 1964, CHOC Children’s has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, their regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 279-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes. For more information, visit choc.org.
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