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Altura Hosts ‘Story Time With Santa’

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Riverside’s Annual Festival of Trees

(Riverside, Calif.) Dec.18, 2017 – Hundreds of Riverside-area children enjoyed “Story Time with Santa” and a special Christmas craft at the Annual Festival of Trees to benefit pediatric services at Riverside University Health System-Medical Center. Altura Credit Union staffs and sponsors Story Time with Santa, a part of the four-day festival.

Eight Altura employee volunteers helped the 250 children at Story Time make reindeer bell necklaces after listening to Santa read them stories.

Additionally, Altura volunteers also decorated a Christmas Tree with a “60th Anniversary Dazzling Diamond” theme in honor of Altura’s 60th anniversary. Diamonds are the symbol of a 60th anniversary. The more than 50 decorated trees are a key fundraising element of the festival. Each of the donated trees feature a unique theme chosen by the decorators. After the festival, the trees are purchased by individuals and businesses. For the second consecutive year, Riverside University Medical Center purchased Altura’s tree.

More than 30,000 people visit the festival annually, raising more than $500,000 for the Riverside University Health System Foundation. The funds are used for lifesaving equipment and programs for the Pediatric Unit, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and the Child Abuse and Neglect Unit.

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Altura CU Festival of Trees
Altura Credit Union’s team of tree decorators with their “60th Anniversary Dazzling Diamond” Christmas Tree, which recognizes Altura’s 60 years serving the community. Part of the annual Festival of Trees, sale of the more than 50 donated trees raises funds for pediatric services at Riverside University Health System-Medical Center.

Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves nearly 121,000 Members, has $1.28 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit www.alturacu.com, or call 1-888-883-7228.