Citizens Bank Announces $50k Contribution to CHOP

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Group photo holding oversized check As part of its ongoing commitment to give back to the communities it serves, Citizens Bank announced today that it has donated $50,000 to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center.

With Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney on hand, Citizens Bank Mid-Atlantic President Dan Fitzpatrick presented Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s President and CEO Madeline Bell with the contribution at the DiSilvestro Playground and Recreation Center.

“Citizens Bank is proud to support CHOP’s South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center,” said Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, Mid-Atlantic President, Citizens Bank. “It’s public-private partnerships like this that truly make a difference in our community, and we hope to see that grow here in Philadelphia and beyond.”

Since its opening in 2016, CHOP's South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center has provided children and adults with comprehensive health and wellness services, as well as a full range of literacy and recreational programming — all under one roof. In addition to DiSilvestro Playground and Recreation Center, the facility houses a CHOP pediatric primary care center, a Philadelphia Department of Public Health community health center, and the South Philadelphia Library.

The contribution from Citizens Bank will help coordinate and support the integration of clinical, social, educational, and recreational services offered in the facility, as well as help to develop new programs that further collaboration between the partner organizations.

“We are thankful to Citizens Bank for supporting the important work we do at our South Philadelphia Community Health and Literacy Center,” said President and CEO of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Madeline Bell. “The center has become an important part of the surrounding community, and this gift will help us not only further the impact of our existing programs, but also create new programs that families need to thrive.”

In addition to their financial contribution, Citizens Bank employees donated 200 copies of Curious George Saves His Pennies to children participating in Story Jams at the DiSilvestro Playground and Recreation Center. Created by a local early childhood educator with support from the Free Library, Story Jams is an outdoor story time/play group session for young children that combines sensory discoveries, song, dance and storytelling.

The contributions from Citizens Bank represent a long-term commitment the bank has made to give back to the communities it serves through its Citizens Helping Citizens initiative. This initiative addresses three key areas: financial education, hunger, and strengthening communities.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $153.5 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 3,300 ATMs and approximately 1,150 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients a full range of wholesale banking products and services, including lending and deposits, capital markets, treasury services, foreign exchange and interest rate products, and asset finance. More information is available at www.citizensbank.com or visit us on TwitterLinkedIn or Facebook.

About Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation’s first pediatric hospital. Through its long-standing commitment to providing exceptional patient care, training new generations of pediatric healthcare professionals and pioneering major research initiatives, Children’s Hospital has fostered many discoveries that have benefited children worldwide. Its pediatric research program is among the largest in the country. In addition, its unique family-centered care and public service programs have brought the 546-bed hospital recognition as a leading advocate for children and adolescents. For more information, visit http://www.chop.edu.

Contact: Jennifer Lee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-6084 or leej41@email.chop.edu