Virginia Beach, VA (December 15, 2021) – When it comes to providing joy, hope, and smiles, there’s nothing that can stop Chartway’s We Promise Foundation from delivering on its promise to kid heroes in its communities. Thanks to a charitable grant from Chartway’s We Promise Foundation to Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, the two organizations were able to make a holiday wish come true for Saani, a nine-year-old girl who battles a critical illness.

Together, they surprised Saani with a festive visit to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront – complete with the one thing she wanted most of all: an in-room hot tub, which would allow for a private and safe experience given a compromised immune system. Chartway’s We Promise Foundation also presented Saani with a special gift basket, featuring everything she needed to enjoy a holiday weekend at the beach. When she saw it, she jumped up and down with excitement!

“Chartway’s We Promise Foundation is honored to provide the financial support needed to grant wishes for children like Saani facing medical hardship,” said Karen Lane, executive director. “Bringing joy, hope, and smiles to courageous children is what we’re all about and we’re thrilled to have helped make this holiday season magical for Saani and her family.”

Since 1999, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation has raised more than $13 million.


Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its Purpose and Values, the $2.5 billion credit union that serves more than 190,000 members through its branch footprint and a full line of traditional and digital financial products and services - including Online, Mobile, Video, and Telephone Banking - is dedicated to unlocking the potential of individuals and families so they can thrive. Chartway is also known for being an award-winning leader in charitable giving through its We Promise Foundation. As the charitable arm of the credit union, Chartway’s We Promise Foundation provides life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. Since 1999, the foundation has raised more than $13 million. For more information about Chartway, visit; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. For more information about Chartway’s We Promise Foundation,; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.


Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia has granted more than 5,000 wishes since 1987. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and volunteers throughout Virginia grant a wish, on average, every 48 hours. For more information about Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, visit or call 804-217-WISH.