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Hughes Federal Credit Union and Banner Children’s are launching a hospital school supply drive to benefit K-12 students attending the Diamond Children’s Medical Center school. The drive will provide needed supplies to help the children stay engaged in their education while hospitalized or coping with learning challenges.
School supplies or cash donations can be dropped off at any Hughes Federal Credit Union branch in Tucson through September 30th, 2019. The school’s wish list is available at any Hughes location or http://bit.ly/diamondchildren and includes requests for age-appropriate books, educational board games, sensory tools for patients on the autism spectrum, and basics like pencils, paper, crayons, flash cards, Play-Doh and more.
“Banner Children’s is thrilled to partner with Hughes Federal Credit Union on this worthy school supply drive,” said Chad Whelan, MD, chief executive officer of Banner – University Medicine Tucson. “We all know that education is the foundation for success in a child’s life, and this drive will help ensure hospitalized children do not feel left out or get behind in their studies.”
Through community support, Banner Children’s delivers care to children in hospital and school settings and helps prevent illness and injury through community outreach programs. Banner Children’s also assists children coping with grief and with many other emotional and physical condition’s that impact their lives. Last year the hospital served more than 400 pediatric student patients. “We encourage our employees, customers and the Tucson community to proudly support children in need attending Banner’s Diamond Children’s Medical Center School,” said Hughes’ President and General Manager Robert J. Swick. “Each donation will be recognized prominently in our branches.”