Be a Holiday Hero!

by Steve 2. December 2013 09:00

Our second annual Holiday Heroes toy and essay drive is in full swing, and we look forward to the opportunity it brings to help local families in need and teach our youth to be Heroes for the less fortunate. Help spread the cheer by getting your kids, school group, day care or club involved in this special initiative.

Through Dec. 17, kids can:

  • Bring a new or gently-used, unwrapped toy into any GreenChoice Bank branch for donation.
  • Write an essay of up to 100 words on why it’s important to give, help and share during the holidays and every day.

Kids can do either or both, and we’ll gladly accept toy donations from adults, too!

When a Holiday Hero brings their toy donation or essay to a GreenChoice banker, they’ll fill out a Holiday Heroes deposit slip with their parent or guardian. We’ll tally our Heroes’ toy donations through Dec. 17 and post their essays in our lobbies.

The Hero who donates the most toys and the Hero whose essay is chosen by GreenChoice Bank’s staff will each receive a gift certificate redeemable for up to four movie passes, plus special recognition on our website, in social media and in our e-newsletter. The two winners and their proud parents or guardians will also be invited to a GreenChoice Bank branch where they will be honored for their good work.

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. Toys and essays are welcome during our lobby hours at all three branch locations: in the Green Exchange at 2545 W. Diversey, Chicago; 5225 W. 25th St., Cicero; and 838 S. State St., Lockport. Toys will be distributed to kids in need through the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, Logan Square Club, Lockport’s Toys for Tots and/or Cicero’s Corazon Community Services.

Last year’s drive made a difference for many area families and we’re hoping this year’s drive will help even more. Please spread the word with the attached flyer and make it a happy holiday for all!

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. GreenChoice Bank’s 2013 Holiday Heroes Toy and Essay Drive is sponsored by GreenChoice Bank, 2545 W. Diversey Ave., #106, Chicago, Illinois, 60657. One prize of a gift certificate redeemable for up to four movie tickets (retail value $35) will be awarded to the entrant who donates the greatest number of toys. One prize of a gift certificate redeemable for up to four movie tickets (retail value $35) will be awarded to the entrant whose essay is chosen by the Bank’s staff as this year’s special essay. Odds of receiving each prize depends upon the number of eligible entries received. See the Official Rules, which are also available upon request from a GreenChoice Bank employee, for important restrictions on receipt of prizes and limitations on eligibility.

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