Hughes Holiday Toy Drive Benefits Diamond Children’s Medical Center

Hughes Holiday Toy Drive Benefits Diamond Children's Medical Center

TUCSON, Ariz. - Nov 20 - Hughes Federal Credit Union and Banner - University Medicine are pleased to announce their Nov. 2 Toy Drive kick-off collected five bins of holiday toys, art supplies and $161 in cash donations.  Residents can continue donating items to the drive until Friday, December 13.

Unwrapped holiday toys, art supplies and cash donations are accepted at all Hughes locations.  Hughes will deliver all gifts to Banner's Diamond Children's Medical Center just in time for Christmas.

"The goal is to assure that every child at Diamond Children's receives a gift representing the care and compassion our community feels for them and their families during the holidays."  Hughe's President and General Manager Robert J. Swick said.

A holiday wish list of gifts and art supplies for children of all ages is available at any Hughes Federal Credit Union branch or online at

"We are truly moved by the generosity and well wishes already shared through the Holiday Toy Drive" said Chad Whelan, M.D. chief executive officer of Banner - University Medicine in Tucson.  "The gifts and donations will definitely help brighten the spirits of hospitalized children and their families".

About Diamond Children's Medical Center

Banner Children's at Diamond Children's Medical Center provides pediatric care for children from newborns to teens.  Services include emergency care, heart disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism and developmental disorders, cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders, neurological problems, orthopedics, intensive care needs and more.  It is the only pediatric medical facility in Arizona connected to an academic research facility - the Universy of Arizona Steele Children's Research Center - where physician-scientists conduct groundbreaking basic science and translational research to advance children's health.  Please visit for additional information.


About Hughes Federal Credit Union

Established in Tucson in 1952, Hughes Federal Credit Union has $1.3 billion in assets and more than 130,000 members.  Hughes is rated as one of the best Arizona credit unions by Forbes for two years running and has a Bauer Financial 5-Star "Superior" rating.  The credit union is rated A+ and has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1974.  This Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration.  For more information about Hughes Federal Credit Union, please visit, or follow Hughes at and