BB&T is a proud sponsor of the “Piggies for Preemies” program for the Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. The program provides piggy banks all over the Kentucky and Southern Indiana area in order to collect funds for critically ill and premature children.
In February 2015, the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) received a $10,000 donation from the Jeffersontown High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC). Cadets, parents and Marine instructors have spent the last two years raising funds to support the infants in the NICU.
To thank the students, a hospital room in the Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital NICU was named in their honor. BB&T was on hand for the dedication to the JROTC group in February. According to Valerie Crea, a BB&T@Work Officer, getting to see the excitement on the faces of the cadets as they toured the NICU and received recognition for a job well done was a day she will always remember.
Giving back to our communities is part of the BB&T mission. We are excited to be part of the process of helping students and their families participate in the philanthropic efforts supporting this local organization. The Bowling Green area of Kentucky will be launching the “Piggies for Preemies” program in the summer and we can’t wait to see the upcoming involvement.