Children's names still available for the First State Bank Gift of Love
The 32nd year of First State Bank's Gift of Love program continues, and there are still names of needy children provided by CAPWN with their wish list items still on the trees at both the Scottsbluff and Gering locations
The bank's Marketing Director Becca Tompkins says if you have not picked picked a name yet to help make the holiday season brighter for that child, Now would be a great time to do it. There are also three other parts of the Gift of Love you can get involved in during the holiday season....
Truck of Love. They will have a NTC truck in the parking lot of the Scottsbluff branch to accept new and gently used toys, the Lakota Lutheran Center van we try and stuff with gently used coats and the National Guard will be collecting canned goods and non perishable food items for the Valley Christian Neighbors in Need food pantry.
Coats for Kids. There are collection boxes in both the Scottsbluff and Gering locations for new kid's coats. These coats are given to CAPWN to disperse to children in need.
Canned food Displays. First State challenges the schools to build canned food displays, which are then judge by employees of the bank and prize money is awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in both elementary and upper level divisions.
First State Bank, CAPWN and the Valley Christian Neighbors In Need program provided food and gifts for over 300 families last year.
The Gift of Love program also includes the collection of canned goods by local schools picked up by the National Guard, the Truck of Love December 14th from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. in the First State Bank Scottsbluff parking lot and the Coats for Kids program at the bank locations in both Scottsbluff and Gering.
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