Oconomowoc-based First Bank Financial Centre has launched a Holi-Days of Giving program to give to charity during December.
The community bank will distribute $500 checks to 12 nonprofits and gifts of up to $500 in value to 12 families or individuals.
First Bank encourages the community to nominate local charities and individuals who could benefit from the program. Nominations will be accepted at a bank branch or at FBFCWI.com/holidays [HYPERLINK] until Nov. 14.
Each of the bank’s 12 area branches will distribute one of the nonprofit donations and one of the gifts. The bank has locations in Brookfield, Germantown, Grafton, Hartford, Hartland, Menomonee Falls, Mequon, Oconomowoc and West Bend.
“We have a long history of giving back and supporting the communities we serve. It’s a commitment that’s woven into our culture and spirit,” said Mark Mohr, president and CEO of First Bank Financial Centre. “We hope our gifts will be used in all sorts of ways to bring joy. We’d love to fly grandma home for the holidays, fund care packages for military troops overseas or give a local charity a boost.”
First Bank donated almost $250,000 to local organizations in 2013, and its employees served more than 300 groups and nonprofits by volunteering. The company expects similar charity results in 2014.