SDCCU members donate to help bring joy to pediatric patients
San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution. SDCCU’s customers and employees donated nearly $3,500 and more than 2,100 toys this year for the annual Holiday Toy Drive benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and CHOC Children’s.
New, unwrapped toys were collected throughout November and early December 2018 at all of SDCCU’s 43 convenient branch locations in San Diego, Riverside and in Orange County to be delivered this month to Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and CHOC Children’s. 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.
“SDCCU is committed to supporting Rady Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Orange County through the annual Holiday Toy Drive,” said SDCCU President and CEO Teresa Campbell. “We are incredibly grateful to our customers and employees for giving so generously and helping us make life at the hospital a little easier for pediatric patients.”
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 2017, 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. In June 2017, U.S. News & World Report ranked CHOC Children’s among the best children’s hospitals in the nation. For more information, visit, choc.org.