Peoples State Bank gives back to the communities it serves in 2019

Part of giving back to the community ... Peoples State Bank, which established a new location in Harpers Ferry this year, donated to, sponsored or volunteered at 296 events or causes in 2019. Pictured above are staff members of the new Harpers Ferry branch location of Peoples State Bank as they volunteered at the Allamakee County Fair in July of this year. Submitted photo.

Peoples State Bank’s slogan is “Community Minded… just like You.” Similar to years past, in 2019, Peoples State Bank stayed true to that slogan by donating, sponsoring and volunteering at over 296 different community events, local charities and fundraisers.

Throughout the year, many Peoples State Bank employees volunteered their time at local fundraisers and events such as Eagles Heart & Cancer Telethon, at local school districts during “Teach Children to Save Week”, Relay for Life, County Fairs and many more. New this year, Peoples State Bank has adopted a Highway in Crawford and Grant County in Wisconsin to help with removing trash, recyclables and litter to support the anti-litter and highway beautification programs.

Also new to 2019, Peoples State Bank has agreed to support local school districts in their efforts to increase financial literacy education by providing EVERFI at no charge to area school districts to use within their classroom curriculum. EVERFI Financial Literacy is a digital education program that teaches students how to make wise financial decisions to promote financial well-being over their lifetime.

This fall, Peoples State Bank branches hosted back to school supply drives to collect items for the local school districts. These items were delivered to the schools to distribute to students and teachers who needed additional school supplies. In November, in honor of Veterans Day, a donation drive was held to collect items to be given to Veterans that are currently homeless or at a VA Hospital.

Just during the holiday season, Peoples State Bank donated $13,500 to local food pantries in order to provide food and supplies for those in need. Other fundraisers such as canned food drives, mitten trees and adopting families took place at several branches during the Holidays as well.

Not only does Peoples State Bank give back to the community, but their employees do as well. Throughout the year, employees raise funds on “Jeans Day Fridays” and at the annual training meeting. All together in 2019, Peoples State Bank employees raised over $10,000. This money was donated to area school districts for their Backpack Food Programs, which provide nutritious, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food to children to ensure they get enough food on weekends and holidays to avoid hunger when they can’t depend on school meals. Each program is unique to the community and school it serves.

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