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San Diego County Credit Union collects almost 800 toys for San Diego and Orange County’s pediatric hospitals

SDCCU hopes to put smiles on the faces of children at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and CHOC Children’s Hospital throughout 2017

Hundreds of children at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and CHOC Children’s Hospital will receive toys throughout the year thanks to SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU customers and employees donated 797 toys for its seventh annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s). This is the seventh year that SDCCU has held a toy drive during the holidays to benefit pediatric hospitals.

Throughout December 2016, every one of SDCCU’s 40 convenient branch locations in Southern California served as an authorized drop-off location for new, unwrapped toys that were donated to Rady Children’s Hospital and CHOC Children’s.
 
“SDCCU is proud to support Rady Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Orange County with the collection of toys that will help put smiles on the faces of children who find themselves in need of pediatric care,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Halleck. “We are especially thankful for the generosity of our employees and customers who donated toys and helped deliver a message of joy to these children.”
 
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.
 
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.
 
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $7.9 billion, over 339,000 customers, 40 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. SDCCU is leading the way, offering FREE Checking with eStatements, SDCCU mobile banking, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, visit sdccu.com.