Santa Claus recently paid a visit to American Heritage Federal Credit Union to help kick off its fundraising season.

Attendees struck a pose and purchased their pictures with the big man in red.

“It really was a magical night. The kids were in amazement to see Santa, the parents were thrilled because they weren’t waiting in long lines at the mall, and our volunteer staff — they were just great,” Flora Caranci, senior vice president of human resources at the $1.6 billion credit union based in Philadelphia. “I am so happy to report that we raised over $1,000 from this event to benefit the CHOP Garden.”

santa pictures for children's hospital of philadelphiaAll proceeds from the event were donated to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Health and Wellness Garden. Credit unions and CHOP joined forces to build a Health and Wellness Garden for the Karabots Pediatric Care Center. in honor of the 2016 Democratic National Convention being held in Philadelphia, plans have been made to unveil the Health and Wellness Garden during the week of the convention. 

The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association has urged all area credit unions to support the CHOP garden project, which will provide a much needed resource for CHOP patients and the community. 


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