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Citizens Bank Minnesota employees donate $3,052.00 worth of gifts to families in need.

 

Citizens Bank Minnesota's New Ulm main office provided gifts for a local family in need.

Citizens Bank Minnesota's Lafayette staff provided Christmas food boxes for local families in need.

Lafayette staff prepare Christmas food boxes for local families in need.

Citizens Bank Minnesota employees were excited to help families in need this Holiday Season. Our main office in New Ulm as well as two branch locations in La Salle and Lakeville each adopted an area family. Money was donated by employees, raised through a bake sale and free-will donation luncheons, and with a bank match it made it possible to donate $3,052.00 in gifts for these families. We were able to fulfill all the needs the families had, plus more!

Citizens Bank Minnesota, Lafayette Branch, also participated in our Adopt-a-Family project.  Together with the New Ulm Jaycees and guidance from Nick Peterson, an Ag Lender in Lafayette who is involved with the Jaycee’s Christmas Food Basket Project, the Lafayette staff was able to help families in need of food for the Christmas Holiday by collecting money from employees and from fundraising.  With a matching donation from the bank, they were able to assemble 10 Christmas Food Baskets consisting of two boxes full of food, including a large ham.  The Jaycees work with the New Ulm Food shelf and families may sign up if they would like a Christmas Food Basket. The Lafayette staff distributed the baskets and enjoyed seeing the faces of grateful recipients, both young and old.

We were happy to help these families who would have had an otherwise difficult time purchasing the needed items themselves. It was also a great way to remember what the Holidays are truly all about!

2013 Holiday Random Acts of Kindness

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The Holidays may be over, but the effects of a few Holiday Random Acts of Kindness are still being felt by some families in Southern Minnesota.

Citizens Bank Minnesota wanted to make the holidays a little brighter for some families in need.  Employees were divided into five teams and together the teams raised money to buy gifts for six families.  Money was donated by bank employees and they also had a free-will donation Taco Fiesta luncheon to raise money for the acts of kindness.  The bank matched the donations up to $200.00 per team.

Teams then went out and shopped for gifts for each family.  Clothing, toys, household items, groceries and other goodies were wrapped in festive paper, bags and bows.  It definitely was heart-warming to know that the gifts were going to put smiles on the faces of some deserving families who would have had a difficult time purchasing the needed items themselves.

Overall, Citizens employees raised over $3,200.00 to purchase over 200 gifts for six families with 29 family members in need during the 2013 holiday season!

By: Sarah Seifert, Marketing Assistant

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