Citywide Banks Help Salvation Army ‘Do the Most Good’ During This Holiday Season

Citywide ConnectCitywide Banks employees continued their support of the Salvation Army by participating in the charity’s Holiday Toy & Food Drive, Angel Tree program, and Annual Red Kettle fundraising program.  Citywide’s Debra Neeley (VP/Commercial Banker) and Sharon Perry (AVP/Cash Management) co-chaired the Salvation Army’s Intake Program, which prescreens and qualifies local applicants for the programs aimed at helping low-income families in the Denver community. This year, over 80 volunteers, including many Citywide employees, helped register a record 1,250 families for food and toy assistance this holiday season.  The mission of this program is to make the Christmas holiday a little more comfortable with a hot meal and a special gift for each child.

Salvation Army BellringersCitywide Banks also participated in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program.  Through tags hung on Christmas trees at Citywide’s Mississippi and Colfax branches, bank employees and customers were able to purchase gifts for needy kids in the community.  One Citywide Banks business customer, Comedy Works, generously reimbursed its own employees for gift purchases for the program.

Citywide Banks is also active in the Salvation Army’s well-recognized Red Kettle program, where volunteer bell ringers accept donations outside retailers across Denver.  The money raised goes to purchase grocery items and children’s toys for low income families in metro Denver.  Sharon Perry and Debra Neeley dedicated more of their time to ring the bell and collect donations. Citywide’s Mississippi branch also donated resources to sort and record money raised through the community bell ringers.

Thanks to all of the Citywide Banks employees that helped make the holiday programs a success, including Debra Neeley, Sharon Perry, Helen Miller, Mary Price (and daughter Mallory), Nicole Holmes, Peg Sale, Julie Vigil, Michelle Scott, Shirley Borja, Cindy Carpenter, Susan Larson, Nicole Mouton, Brad Wiese, Stephanie Halvey, and Mary Sarah Schweiger.

For more information about how to donate money or volunteer with the Salvation Army, visit the Salvation Army website.

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