Kids Can Be Holiday Heroes!

by Steve 27. November 2012 13:11

The holiday season can be a time of joy and togetherness for many families, but for those less fortunate, it can be a time of sadness and stress. We’re happy to be able to help with our second annual new and gently-used toy drive. We’re collecting again this year for Logan Square's Boys and Girls Clubs, Lockport’s Toys for Tots and Cicero’s Mary Queen of Heaven School. Last year’s drive made a difference for many area families and we’re hoping this year’s drive will help even more!

This year, we’re taking the holiday drive one step further by asking kids to take the lead as Holiday Heroes. Through Dec. 14, kids are invited to stop into any GreenChoice Bank branch with new or gently used, unwrapped toys and/or an essay they’ve written of up to 100 words, on why it’s important to give, help and share during the holidays and every day. When a Holiday Hero brings toys or an essay to a branch associate, they’ll fill out a Holiday Heroes deposit slip – we’ll be hanging and sharing our Heroes’ essays and tallying each Hero’s toy totals. The Hero with a special essay chosen by our staff and the Hero with the most toys donated will be celebrated in GreenChoice Bank's coverage of the Holiday Heroes promotion! We’ll also contact our Extraordinary Participants and invite them to a GreenChoice Bank branch for a special acknowledgement.

 All kids who deposit toys and essays will be winners, receiving a smart savers’ worksheet, a treat and the satisfaction of knowing they’re spreading the holiday spirit. Of course, we welcome Heroes of all ages to bring in toy donations and help us spread the word! Please take a minute to encourage your favorite Heroes to participate by sharing a link to this blog post on your Facebook page or circulating the attached flyer: GCB_HolidayHeroLgFlyerPRESS.pdf (747.74 kb)

We are grateful to all our friends, customers and Heroes for helping us wish others a happier holiday.

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