Members CU Holds Toy Drive for Brenner Children’s Hospital

by carlak on December 17, 2012

in News

(Left to right top row) Eric Stiff, Elizabeth Frank, BCH Child Life Specialist, Johnnie Pruitt, Director of Critical Children at Christmas. (Left to right bottom row) Andrea Blanton, MCU’s PR Assistant, Courtney Johnson, BCH Child Life practicum student, Cindy Mahan, BCH Child Life Supervisor, and Lynn Butner, BCH Child Life Dept. Secretary, pictured with all of the toys donated by MCU members, sponsor companies, and employees.

Winston-Salem NC, – Members Credit Union (MCU) members and employees donated over 500 toys and  $325 worth of gift cards to Critical Children at Christmas (CCC), a non-profit organization directed by MCU member, Johnnie Pruitt. CCC collects and delivers toys to critically ill children admitted to Brenner Children’s Hospital (BCH) in Winston-Salem, NC. This was the fifth year that the credit union held a toy drive that benefited BCH.

“The generosity of our members and employees is amazing, remarked Eric Stiff, VP/ Director of Marketing at MCU. “We are so grateful to those who donated and made this year’s toy drive a great success.”

The toy drive received an extra boost of support thanks to MCU Sponsor Company participation from Amarr Garage Doors and their distributor Piedmont Garage Doors. Both companies collected toys at their Winston-Salem and Kernersville locations.

The toys were delivered to BCH on Monday, December 10, 2012. Hospital employees inspect and sort the toys before they are handed out to the young hospital patients. Pruitt dresses up as Santa Claus and personally deliver the toys to children admitted in the hospital over the holidays.

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