TAMPA, FL, (December, 11, 2012) – Grow Financial recently visited The Children’s Home of Tampa for their annual holiday open house and tree lighting party held on Monday, December 10 from 5 – 6 p.m. Grow Financial provided 300 sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles for the children to decorate and eat. The children had the chance to not only decorate and enjoy the cookies, but also to visit with Santa who arrived by a special helicopter, enjoy hay rides, music, and dinner in holiday cottages. This is the fourth year in a row that Grow Financial has partnered with The Children’s Home for their annual holiday party.
“The Children’s Home was thrilled to have Grow Financial as a partner in our Holiday Open House, “said Merrill Stewart, Director of Development for The Children’s Home. “Grow Financial’s participation made this open house merry and bright for our children and families. The Children’s Home appreciates their support during the holidays and all year long, to help vulnerable children and families in Tampa Bay, “said Stewart.
The Children’s Home of Tampa cares for children victimized by abuse, neglect and abandonment. Employees at the Credit Union also sponsor other activities throughout the year for The Children’s Home including a back to school drive where employees donated school supplies, including clothing, paper, pencils, calculators and much more.
“We look forward to participating in this event each year with The Children’s Home,” said Wes Strickland, Senior VP of Marketing for Grow Financial. “This wonderful facility has had a positive influence on the lives of children, families and this community, as well as our employees at Grow Financial; we welcome every opportunity to support their good work.”
About The Children’s Home, Inc.
Celebrating its 120th year, The Children’s Home, Inc. is an accredited, community supported, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that operates child and family-centered programs in the Tampa Bay area. The Children’s Home strengthens communities through programs that support, serve and protect children and their families. Its programs help nearly 13,000 children and adults each year by: strengthening families through family support, outreach, and prevention services; finding and supporting forever families through therapeutic and traditional foster homes and kinship services; and healing the trauma of abuse and neglect for over 100 children in residence at their healing campus, where they are learning to learn to trust and love again. For more information visit www.childrenshome.org
About Grow Financial.
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union was established in 1955 and now ranks as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, with 19 branches and $1.8 billion in assets. Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership beyond its traditional affiliation to include the employees of 1,100 local businesses. Today, the Credit Union serves more than 156,000 members throughout its five-county market area in Tampa Bay.