SOUDERTON, Pa., February 15, 2017 – Univest Bank and Trust Co. announced it is teaming up with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC ® ) of the Philadelphia Region Inc. for its Adopt a Blarney fundraiser. Blarney, a cuddly, plush dog, will be available for purchase for $10 at 36 Univest financial centers across Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester and Montgomery counties. All proceeds will go to RMHC’s mission to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. The stuffed Blarney dog can be purchased at Univest Financial Centers from February 21 – March 25. A complete listing of Univest’s locations can be found at https://www.univest.net/locate-us .
In addition to supporting RMHC by purchasing a Blarney plush dog, donations can be made during the 8th Annual Change the Luck of a Child Telethon, which will air live on CBS 3 and the CW Philly on March 28, 2017 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be special guests, interviews and incentives for donating. Donations can be made that day over the phone by calling 1-844-977-CBS3.
“We are excited to help Ronald McDonald House Charities raise money through the Adopt a Blarney Fundraiser. The work they do truly makes a difference in the lives of children and families in our area,” said Jeff Schweitzer, president and chief executive officer of Univest Corporation. “Supporting the sale in our financial centers is a fun way to get our employees and customers involved by providing an easy way to help ‘change the luck’ of those in need.”
“We sincerely thank Univest for partnering with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region in the sale of Blarneys,” said Susan Campbell, executive director of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House. “Through sales at their local branches, Univest will significantly help us raise vital funds while creating much needed awareness of the work that Ronald McDonald Houses do every day to support families with seriously ill children staying in regional hospitals.”
Univest has been actively growing its support of Philadelphia nonprofits since entering the city in January 2015 and has made commitments totaling more than $350,000 to support Philadelphia nonprofit organizations over the course of 2017. Supporting the local communities it serves is a focus for Univest that plays a major role in its expansion efforts. In 2016, Univest donated more than $1.6 million across its service area and its employees contributed 17,600 volunteer hours.
Blarney (pictured above) will be available to purchase for $10 at 36 Univest financial centers in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC®) of the Philadelphia Region Inc. For a complete listing of Univest’s locations visit www.univest.net.
About RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc.
RMHC of the Philadelphia Region, Inc. grants thousands of dollars per year to support local non-profit programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. In addition, RMHC supports four scholarship programs for high school seniors; the Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware Ronald McDonald Houses; the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, operated by St. Christopher's Foundation for Children; and 16 Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in area hospitals. The charity receives its support from McDonald's Corporation, McDonald's Owner/Operators, corporate donors and McDonald's customers. For more information, visit www.rmhcphilly.org.
About Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania
Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania (UVSP), including its wholly-owned subsidiary, Univest Bank and Trust Co., Member FDIC, has approximately $4.2 billion in assets and $3.2 billion in assets under management and supervision through its Wealth Management lines of business. Headquartered in Souderton, Pa. and founded in 1876, the Corporation and its subsidiaries provide a full range of financial solutions for individuals, businesses, municipalities and nonprofit organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Univest delivers these services through a network of more than 50 offices in southeastern Pennsylvania extending to the Lehigh Valley and Lancaster, as well as in New Jersey and Maryland and online at www.univest.net.