Citizens Bank, United Way Join Forces to ‘Stuff the Bus’

Date of Release: 
Thursday, July 25, 2013

BATESVILLE – July 25, 2013 – Citizens Bank and United Way of Independence County are sponsoring the First Annual “Stuff the Bus,” an opportunity for our community to ensure every child in Independence County and Cave City has the supplies they need to succeed in school. 

A school bus will be parked at Walmart in Batesville from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 3, to accept school supply donations.  All Citizens Bank lobby branches in Batesville, Cave City and Pleasant Plains will serve as drop-off locations, as will other participating businesses, including Maurice’s and Anytime Fitness.  Donations will continue to be accepted at Citizens Bank for two weeks after the “Stuff the Bus” event at Walmart.

“Citizens Bank is pleased to partner with United Way to ‘Stuff the Bus’,” said John Dews, Citizens Bank President and Chief Executive Officer.  “This initiative allows Citizens Bank, United Way and our community to build upon our commitment to our children and schools.”

“By providing students with the necessary supplies, we can send them to school better prepared to succeed and steer them toward the path that leads to high school graduation,” said Deanna Green, Executive Director of United Way of Independence County.  “As Back-to-School season gets under way, we hope everyone will pick up a few extra items and help us ‘Stuff the Bus’!”

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.