Honored to serve as the 2013 Grand Marshall of the Little Friends Parade of Lights, First Community Financial Bank goes forward as one of the official sites of the Little Friends Giving Tree Program, too. The annual initiative helps Little Friends serve clients and their families in need.
“Anyone is welcome stop in our office to select a Giving Tree Gift Tag,” said Personal Banker Mary Jane Leisten. “Children and adults with developmental disabilities whose names appear on our tree are in financial need and likely would receive few if no gifts this holiday season without the generosity of our local community.”
Groups or individuals that adopt a family for the holidays provide gifts for the children, small household needs, and/or gift cards for a holiday meal.
After adopting a family, individuals are encouraged to return wrapped gifts to the bank by December 13. That way organizers will be able to distribute to the individuals and families in need by the Christmas holiday.
Golden Ticket Offer through Dec. 31, 2013
The bankers with the slogan “Locally Owned, Made for You” also were distributing Golden Tickets along the route of the Little Friends Parade of Lights. Individuals who have a Golden Ticket are reminded to be sure to stop at the bank in Naperville Plaza to see if your numbered card is a winner of a $50 Gift Card to Downtown Naperville. The Golden Ticket offer expires Dec. 31, 2013.
Drop off Toys for Tots by Dec. 12
In addition the bank again is serving as a Toys for Tots drop-off site. Drop off brand new unwrapped toys at our location by Dec. 12, to allow plenty of times to distribute the toys.
Find the Grinch at FCB, too!
The Grinch is on the loose, too, finding a spot to hang out at the First Community for the holidays. As a member of IndieBound Naperville, a group of independent merchants, First Community Financial Bank Naperville is one of nearly 50 official retailers in The Grinch Community Cares Project, “Grow Your Heart Three Sizes.” All ages are welcome to find the Grinch in the bank for a chance win a prize along with receiving an official “I found the Grinch ticket.” The Grinch wrap up event will begin at 2PM Mon., Dec. 30, at Anderson’s Bookshop in downtown Naperville.
Thanks also for getting to know First Community Financial Bank and all the small independent businesses in the Naperville community.
The culture and giving heart of the city benefit when residents shop, bank, dine and entertain at these local enterprises throughout the year. Since 2010, awareness for small businesses, including “mom and pops,” has been heightened on days like Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving when residents are encouraged to “Shop Small.”
IndieBound Naperville, established in 2008, aims to help keep our city’s workforce, economy and local culture thriving. Job creation to prevent unemployment is the best way to eliminate many of the unmet needs of the less fortunate in any community.
First Community Financial Bank is located in Naperville Plaza, the shopping destination on the southwest corner of Gartner and Washington streets.
For information about all the services at First Community, visit www.fcbnaperville.com.