Make-A-Wish ambassadors deliver ‘sweet thank yous’

Wish Child Hannah delivers special treats to the staff at Anheuser Bush Employee’s Credit Union in Merrimack. Hannah’s wish was meeting the princesses at Orlando Theme Parks.

NASHUA – New Hampshire Credit Unions, all members of the Cooperative Credit Union Association Inc., were treated to sweets and personal expressions of gratitude from Wish children and volunteers from Make-A-Wish New Hampshire on Feb. 14-16. Twenty-two Wish children and their families visited 12 credit unions throughout New Hampshire to deliver sweets, offer personal thanks and share highlights of their wishes, made possible in part by the New Hampshire Credit Unions.

In Merrimack and Nashua, five Wish Children visited Anheuser-Busch Employee’s Credit Union and Triangle Credit Union on Feb. 14. Wish Child Rylee, 8, walked around with homemade cookies and Hershey Kisses for staff at Triangle Credit Union during her Sweet Thank You visit. Rylee’s wish was a trip to the Orlando Theme Parks. Sinjin, 17, went on a trip to Hawaii, where his wish was to tour Pearl Harbor. While there, he met a WWII veteran and had the chance to talk with him.

“We look forward every year to the Sweet Thank You visits. Working with Make-A-Wish New Hampshire is extremely rewarding for credit union staff and members. It is always great when the kids tell us about their wishes; the stories they share with us embody the power of what a wish can do,” remarked Brian Hughes, chair of the New Hampshire Credit Union’s Social Responsibility Committee and president/CEO, Holy Rosary Credit Union. “The support of the New Hampshire Credit Unions over the past 20 years truly shows the spirit of community and we are very proud to play a big role in granting wishes for these great kids.”

“By granting the wishes of children facing critical illnesses, our credit unions and their members are transforming the lives of children, families and communities throughout New Hampshire forever,” said Julie Baron, president/CEO, Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. “These wishes allow everyone involved to experience true happiness, giving children renewed energy and strength, bringing families closer together, and uniting communities. Our credit unions embody their value of people helping people every day. Our community is continually enriched by their commitment and generosity.”

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The New Hampshire Credit Unions