Children’s Hospital groundbreaking ceremony highlights credit union fundraising efforts.

Pediatric patients at Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System and their families will soon have an interactive, child-friendly space in which to regroup and relax thanks to funds pledged by Greenville Federal Credit Union and the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation.

Officials from the Foundation and GHS Children’s Hospital revealed plans for the space on October 10th, during a groundbreaking ceremony.

The 1,900-square-foot lobby will be transformed into an underwater adventure and feature 200 brightly painted metal fish hung from the ceiling. The new space will include a salt-water fish tank, child- and adult-sized furniture, and charging stations for electronic devices. Construction of the new lobby is expected to be completed by October.

“We are grateful for partners like the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, who give generously so that we can better serve our patients,” said Dr. Bill Schmidt, medical director of GHS Children’s Hospital.

Greenville Federal Credit Union is actively engaged in the fundraising project.

“Today marked the beginning of construction that will improve the experience of those going through a significant event in their lives. We are proud to be a part of this great partnership and are committed to raising the necessary funds for the Children’s Hospital,” said Greenville Federal Credit Union president, Paul Hughes. “It is the very reason why we developed our first annual golf tournament last year and we’re looking forward to raising more money for this project during this year’s tournament in October.”

Greenville Federal Credit Union will again be the presenting sponsor of a charity golf tournament in October and plans to top the $25,000 raised in the 2012 inaugural event. The tournament is scheduled for October 7th at The Preserve at Verdae and is open to the public.


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