Citizens Bank Employees Provide Support to Humane Society

Date of Release: 
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

BATESVILLE – February 4, 2014  –  Employees of Citizens Bank recently visited the Humane Society of Independence County shelter, which became the latest recipient of a $500 donation from the employees’ series of “Blue Jeans Fund” charitable contributions. 

The Humane Society shelter, located at 5 Environmental Drive in Batesville, is open for pet adoptions from noon until 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.  The shelter currently has available “lots of happy, healthy dogs, puppies, cats and kittens that would love to find a loving ‘forever’ home.”

Citizens Bank’s Blue Jeans Fund has surpassed $6,500 in financial support to worthwhile causes and organizations in the past two years.  Money in the fund accumulates as bank employees donate $1 per week to be allowed to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays.  When the fund reaches $500, bank employees select a charity to receive a donation.

In December, Southside High School students thanked Citizens Bank for furnishing the school’s new “Quad” commons area by contributing $251 to the Blue Jeans Fund; the money came from individual students who contributed $1 each to be allowed to wear caps to school. 

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.

BLUE JEANS & PUPPY LOVE – Visiting the shelter of the Humane Society of Independence County are (above, from left) Jeff Mead, Kim Schreiner, and Julie Grady, all of Citizens Bank; Shelter Manager Michelle Hanson; Human Society Board Member Sue Augustus; and Angela Wilcoxon of Citizens Bank, who (below) receives an extra special show of affection from one of the puppies available for adoption.