As we near the end of 2014, colleagues at Nevada State Bank are busy helping organizations in the communities we serve throughout Nevada. In keeping with our Core Value of Community, we are raising funds for non-profit groups that help the underprivileged, encourage financial education, fight disease, and much more.
On November 8, many Southern Nevada colleagues joined in the Las Vegas American Heart | Stroke Association Heart Walk at the Fremont Street Experience. We’ve been raising funds since summertime to fight this #1 killer of Americans, and we raised a total of $25,434, making Nevada State Bank the No. 1 fundraising team in the state of Nevada.
Our Reno colleagues collected 1,618 pounds of food for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada this fall, while other Northern Nevada branches collected food to stock the shelves of their local food banks. Our Las Vegas Valley locations held a food drive to benefit the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. Our colleagues volunteer all year round to serve meals at the Mission, which feeds the needy and homeless.
In November, our colleagues raised more than $21,000 for Junior Achievement, which teaches students about the business world and encourages entrepreneurship. The culmination was a bowl-a-thon where we all dressed in Halloween costumes.
We’re currently collecting toys and bikes for the 98.5 KLUC Toy Drive at our southern Nevada locations, through December 5. While you’re doing your holiday shopping, please buy an extra toy and drop it off at any branch to brighten the life of a local child in need. And later this month, our bankers will volunteer to collect and count money at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest, which raises funds to support programs for intellectually disabled Nevadans.
During this time of year, when we stop to count our blessings and reconnect with family and friends, it’s only right to do our part to help those less fortunate and to volunteer our time and money to assist the communities where we live and work.
Participating in community events and fundraising has many more benefits than just a feeling of accomplishment. Click here for an article explaining how it can benefit you as an individual. For businesses, it can help enhance team spirit, encourage employee retention, and generate good public relations, among many other advantages. For more information, read our blog article on Charitable Giving or watch this on-demand webinar on the business benefits of corporate philanthropy.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from all of us at Nevada State Bank.
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