In recognition of our move to the renovated second floor branch of 201 E. Main, Sunflower Bank announced a new partnership with El Paso Children’s Hospital (EPCH) with a ribbon-cutting and unveiling of a public art exhibition for the Child Life’s Therapeutic Arts Program on November 20.
The event was held live on Zoom and hosted by Estela Casas, Executive Director, El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation. Estela and Ernesto Avila, regional president for Sunflower Bank, were at the location. Remote participants included Mollie Carter, Sunflower Bank Chairman; Cindy Stout, EPCH CEO; and some of the pediatric patients whose work is on display. More than 70 people attended online.
Sunflower Bank has made a $25,000 donation to Child Life and its Therapeutic Arts Program that supports the emotional well-being of pediatric patients and their families through art instruction. An exhibit of children’s art created in the program will be on display to the public during branch hours through 2022.
Sunflower Bank, with three branches in El Paso, is now the anchor tenant in the iconic downtown landmark known as ONE San Jacinto. Our full-service downtown location contains a retail branch offering personal banking and Guardian Mortgage services. The El Paso commercial team, led by regional president Ernesto Avila, is also located on-site and includes business banking, international banking, treasury management and credit specialists, in addition to the commercial relationship team. The location is open from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“It is very exciting to share our incredible new space on the second floor of 201 E. Main with El Paso,” said Mollie Carter, Sunflower Bank Chairman. “At Sunflower Bank, our mission is ‘Bringing out the best in the lives we touch . . . Creating Possibility.’ This means not just providing the financial services our community needs but also supporting the invaluable services of local institutions like El Paso Children’s Hospital.”
“As a dedicated children’s hospital, one of the most key and unique programs is our Child Life Department. I see every day how our child life specialists work to create an environment of hope and healing for not just our patients but their families as well. During this time, in particular, their efforts have often been heroic as they continue to engage and help children as they go through their hospital journey,” says Cindy Stout, CEO, El Paso Children’s Hospital. “Child life specialists are experts in child development, who promote effective coping through play, preparation, education, and self-expression activities. Thank you, Sunflower Bank, for your support of our important program.”
"The El Paso Children's Hospital Foundation is grateful to Sunflower Bank's donation to help support our Therapeutic Arts program. We are thrilled that everyone who walks into the bank will see how young patients dealing with an illness can heal more quickly when they are able to share their feelings on a canvas and create something beautiful!" adds Estela Casas, Executive Director, El Paso Children’s Hospital Foundation.
EPCH Contact: Estela Casas, 915.487.7987, Estela.Casas@umcelpaso.org
Sunflower Bank Contact: Jeanne Lipson, 915.881.6785, Jeanne.Lipson@sunflowerbank.com
About EPCH: El Paso Children’s Hospital is the only separately licensed, Joint Commission certified, pediatric hospital in El Paso solely dedicated to pediatric care.
About EPCHF: El Paso Children's Hospital Foundation (EPCHF) is the designated 501(c) (3) charitable organization for El Paso Children's Hospital (EPCH) and Children's Miracle Network (CMN).