In November 2011, Bank Independent partnered with WAFF48 to sponsor our first annual Joy of Sharing toy drive. Our goal was to serve as a collection point for toys and donations which we would in turn present to local charitable organizations for distribution to needy families in our own communities.
The effort was a huge success, as our customers, neighbors and friends dropped off over 1400 new, unwrapped toys at our sales office locations. Our second annual event exceeded our expectations, collecting over 2400 toys and over $1400 in cash and gift cards.
As we worked with our charitable partners during our Joy of Sharing events, we began to understand the various needs of organizations in our communities that extend beyond the holiday season. From this understanding our Share drives were born.
Our commitment to those who donate to each Bank Independent is that every dollar that is donated and every item that is dropped off in our sales offices will either be presented directly to the recipient charitable organization (such as our local animal shelters) for use by the organization or presented to a reputable charitable organization for distribution to qualifying recipients in the six counties served by Bank Independent.
We appreciate all of our customers, neighbors and friends who Share along with Bank Independent the joy of giving back!