"Can Tree for the Pantry" ~ Unique Trees of Giving at SCSB
Made entirely out of canned goods, each SCSB Office now features its own, unique "can tree". These trees are on display at each SCSB from now until Christmas.
Each tree will be judged by a panel of retired employees, after which all food used in the construction of the tree will be donated to local food pantries to benefit families in need.
Come to any SCSB location to view this fun competition between the SCSB Offices in person! You can also view various pictures of the "can tree" entries on Twitter @ShelbyCoStBank.
Employees use "Casual for a Cause" Days to Donate Thousands Locally
Pulling on a pair of jeans is one way that employees of Shelby County State Bank raise money for various charities and fundraisers. The idea called, “Casual for a Cause” allows employees to wear jeans to work on Fridays in exchange for a $5 donation toward various local causes. In 2014, SCSB employees raised a total of $5374 for various causes as well as 660 lbs of food for the West Central Community Action Food Pantry.
The recipients of those funds included:
And, numerous donations were made to local individuals and benefits.
NEW SCSB TWITTER FOLLOWERS NET $450 FOR ADOPT-A-FAMILY PROGRAM
For each of the 90 new Twitter followers that Shelby County State Bank gained in a 2 ½ month timeframe, the bank donated $5 to the West Central Community Action annual Christmas Adoption Program. That total came to $450 that SCSB was able use in adopting three families this! A BIG thank you to everyone who followed @ShelbyCoStBank, your small action helped make some families very happy!
DID YOU SEE SCSB AT THE SHELBY COUNTY FAIR?
Once again, Shelby County State Bank proudly participated in the annual Shelby County Fair Parade, clerked the 4-H livestock auction, sponsored Apple Pie Morning and worked in the Shelby County Community Outreach food stand at the Shelby County Fair.
In addition, SCSB also donated $3,000 toward construction of the new SC Fair show ring with SCSB employees also donating $220 of their own funds for the show ring as well.
Apple Pie Morning
Apple Pie Morning is the annual apple pie baking contest held during the Shelby County Fair and sponsored by Shelby County State Bank.
Each year apple pies of all varieties are entered in a contest to win various esteemed titles including “Most Like Mom’s," “Best Aroma” and “Prettiest Pie." Celebrity judges are brought in, and when all the judging is done, pies and ice cream are served to senior citizens while they enjoy vocal entertainment.
Each year around 200 people attend this event and the SC Fair Board is on hand to top off the pie with a scoop of free ice cream. Over the years, nearly 7,000 helpings of pie and ice cream have been served at this annual event!
Pie entries are welcome from people of any age. So, come to the SC Fair for Apple Pie Morning and experience this sweet tradition!
LOCAL SECOND GRADERS RECEIVE MONEY SAVING LESSONS ON TEACH CHILDREN TO SAVE DAY
Employees of Shelby County State Bank give a savings lesson to approximately 175 second grade students from Harlan Community Elementary, Shelby County Catholic and AHST Elementary Schools as part of National Teach Children to Save Day every April.
Teach Children to Save Day is a financial education program sponsored by the American Bankers Association Education Foundation. Shelby County State Bank’s presentations included games and activities about the concept of saving, how interest makes money grow and determining needs and wants.
The purpose of Teach Children to Save Day is for bankers across the nation to visit children in the classroom about responsible money management and as they develop their financial “life skills”.
EMPLOYEES DONATE FOOD & TIME TO COMBAT HUNGER IN SHELBY COUNTY
The employees of SCSB regularly partner with local food pantries and organizations such as Food Bank for the Heartland to provide food to individuals who would otherwise not receive a balanced meal.
Each fall, SCSB employees deliver Meals on Wheels directly to the homes of local residents in order to provide not only a warm meal and to also serve as an informal check on the resident’s safety. In the spring, SCSB employees support those in need of both meals and fellowship by volunteering at the Iowa Community Kitchen.