Citizens Bank Employees Boost Success of United Way’s ‘Stuff the Bus'

Date of Release: 
Monday, August 19, 2013

BATESVILLE – August 19, 2013 – Citizens Bank employees have contributed $500 to boost the success of the First Annual “Stuff the Bus” school supply drive of the United Way of Independence County.  Each Citizens Bank employee donates $1 weekly to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays; this is the ninth $500 contribution that employees have made to area charities through “Blue Jean Fridays” in the past year.

“Stuff the Bus” generated more than $3,400 in school supplies and cash donations during an event held Saturday, Aug. 3, plus two weeks of additional collections at Citizens Bank branches in Batesville, Cave City and Pleasant Plains, and at Anytime Fitness and Maurice’s in Batesville. 

“I am so excited with the amount of school supplies donated and the community impact dollars our First Annual ‘Stuff The Bus’ produced for the Independence County area,” said Deanna Green, Executive Director of United Way of Independence County.  “We all gave just a few hours and, in two weeks, we’ve impacted the lives of less fortunate children in our five districts by giving them some of the most important tools they need to succeed in school.  We thank everyone who supported this event – especially, our sponsor, Citizens Bank!”

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.

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Deanna Green (center in photo below), Executive Director of United Way of Independence County, celebrates a $500 donation to the First Annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ school supply drive with Citizens Bank employees (from left) Candace Morrow, Deborah Richardson, Amanda Crider and Sue Hazelrigg.  ‘Stuff the Bus’ became the ninth charitable program to receive donations from the bank employees’ ‘Blue Jean Fridays’ fund.