Music Therapy Program
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation provides financial support for the Music Therapy Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We believe every child undergoing medical treatment has the right to receive music therapy as an integrated component to their medical care.
Music therapy is the applied use of music by a certified music therapist to target clinical goal areas with music based strategies to promote positive health outcomes.
Music therapy addresses:
- Pain Management
- Anxiety Reduction
- Emotional Health
- Physical Rehab Goals
- Social Interaction
- Communication Goals
- Cognitive Rehab Goals
- Palliative Care
Who We Support
The Kids-N-Hope Foundation raised over $300,000 in 2019 and contributed $225,000 to support the music therapy program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition, a total of $45,000 was distributed to other children’s health and life services organizations and non-profits. These organizations include: Doylestown Health Foundation, Grand View Health Foundation, Jefferson Health Northeast Foundation, Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, Lower Bucks Hospital, Providence Center, KenCrest, Lutheran Settlement House, CORA Services, Catholic Community Services, Carson Valley, Public Health Management Corp, and Special People in the Northeast (SPIN).
In 1996, American Heritage Credit Union became the first credit union in the country to form its own charitable organization when it began the Kids-N-Hope Foundation. After American Heritage President and CEO Bruce Foulke visited the Children’s Seashore House of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, he was inspired to help the program and was instrumental in the Credit Union’s efforts to establish the Kids-N-Hope Foundation to support the hospital’s needs. The first ray of hope that the Kids-N-Hope Foundation bestowed upon the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was a Music Therapy Program.
American Heritage Credit Union employees are dedicated to supporting the Kids-N-Hope Foundation because they want to make a difference in these children’s lives. Throughout the year, employees contribute in various ways by volunteering at fundraising events, participating in the American Heritage Casual Monday Program, participating in the Pretzel Sale Fridays, and participating in Food Truck Days.
Various events and promotions help raise funds to support the needs of these extraordinary children. Click here to learn about events hosted by the Kids-N-Hope Foundation.
American Heritage Credit Union
American Heritage Credit Union is a $2.6 billion, member-owned financial cooperative serving more than 800 Workplace Partners and more than 190,000 members, with more than 35 locations across Philadelphia, Bucks, Montgomery, Delaware and Camden Counties. Founded in 1948, American Heritage Credit Union is now one of the 100 largest credit unions in the United States and has been named as a Forbes Best-in-State Credit Union for two consecutive years.
For more information about American Heritage Credit Union please visit AmericanHeritageCU.org.
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Kids-N-Hope Event Photos
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