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San Diego County Credit Union collects over 1,000 toys for San Diego’s only pediatric hospital
SDCCU hopes to put smiles on the faces of children at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego throughout 2015
1/21/2015 12:00 a.m.
Hundreds of children at Rady 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 over 1,000 toys for its fifth annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, San Diego’s only hospital dedicated solely to pediatric care.
Throughout December 2014, every one of SDCCU’s 36 convenient branch locations throughout Southern California served as an authorized drop-off location for new, unwrapped toys that were donated to Rady Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital in California.
“We were proud to support Rady Children’s Hospital in the collection of toys that will hopefully make the day a little brighter for patients all year round,” said Teresa Halleck, SDCCU President and CEO. “We are grateful to our customers who joined us in our effort to create healthier tomorrows in the life of critically ill children. We want to deliver a message of joy to 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.
This is the fifth consecutive year that SDCCU has held the holiday toy drive. Similarly, last holiday season, SDCCU’s customers and employees donated more than 1,000 toys in support of SDCCU’s fourth annual Holiday Toy Drive.
Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego is a 520-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 2014, 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.
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 $6.7 billion, over 277,000 customers, more than 35 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 Deposit, mortgage loans, auto loans, Visa® credit cards and business banking services. Federally insured by NCUA. Equal Housing Opportunity. Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.