VCNB Gives Back

Sunday was World Kindness Day and, as a community bank, we think that’s kind of a big deal. In fact, the idea of being good to our customers, employees and communities is something we embrace every day.

We try to be a good corporate citizen and to lead by example, supporting as many community functions as we can across all the communities where we do business. Since our footprint has expanded a lot during our 149 year lifetime, the area where we try to do good is also expanding. From as far south as our hometown in Vinton County up through Logan, Lancaster and Chillicothe to Grove City and all points in between, we donate money and time to countless community and school groups.

This year we expect to spend more than $220,000 in our local communities!

We also reward our employees for their volunteer efforts. In an average year, our employees collectively donate several hundred hours each year to organizations close to their hearts. Animal shelters, food pantries, school events and countless community events benefit from the generosity of our wonderful employees who like to help out where they can.

During the holidays we like to spotlight some local groups that need public support and give our customers the opportunity to help out as well. Throughout the month of November we’ll be collecting donations for the following:

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Thanks to Dollar General of McArthur for kicking off their coat drive with a big donation of coats, hats and gloves for kids. Rachel Hoyt, Carol Faber and Heather Ramey are pictured with a few of those items!  

Vinton County National Bank in McArthur – Monetary donations will be collected for the Vinton County Local Schools Backpack Program. New and gently used coats, hats, scarves and gloves will also be accepted for kids in need in Vinton County schools.

 

Vinton County National Bank in Wilkesville – Monetary donations will be collected for the Vinton County Local Schools Backpack Program.

Hocking Hills Banking Center in Logan – Monetary and donations of items will be collected for the Hocking County Humane Society. Click here for more info. 

Salt Creek Banking Center in Laurelville – Monetary donations will be collected for the local Backpack Program.

Ross County Banking Centers in Chillicothe – Monetary donations will be collected for the Good Sam Food Pantry.

Ross County Banking Center in Richmond Dale – Monetary donations will be collected for the Mission Family Ministries and Goshen Run.

Pickaway County Banking Center in Circleville – Monetary donations will be collected for Emergency Clearing House Association of Pickaway County.

Pickaway County Banking Center in Ashville – Monetary donations will be collected for local Backpack Program.

Pickaway County Banking Center in Commercial Point – Bank will purchase canned goods for a local church at Thanksgiving and will also participate in Secret Santa at the church.

Friendly Bremen Banking Centers in Lancaster and Bremen – Monetary and non-perishable food donations will be collected for local food pantries.

Friendly Bremen Banking Center in Pataskala – Monetary donations will be collected for a local food pantry.

Canal Banking Center in Canal Winchester – Bank will accept monetary donations for the Canal Winchester Food Pantry.

Franklin County Banking Center in Grove City – Bank will accept monetary donations and packages of new men’s and women’s socks for Socks For Soldiers.

 

If you’re in the area and would like to help out a local organization, we hope you will stop by a branch and make a donation. The bank will also contribute funds to each of the organizations we are spotlighting this holiday season.  All of these collection efforts are for good causes and we are excited to help them!

 

Embracing Holiday Charities

One of the things VCNB employees love most about the holidays is the charitable work that we do during this season of giving. Each of our offices embraces a local charity, something important to their community, every year at about this time.

Several of our branches are currently accepting monetary donations for local food pantries. In addition to accepting donations from customers and the public, the bank is also contributing. These monetary donations to our local food pantries not only stay in the community but feed a large number of our neighbors as well.

Customers can donate toys to Hocking County Children's Services by bringing an unwrapped toy to the Hocking Hills Banking Center.

Customers can make a child’s Christmas bright by bringing an unwrapped toy to our Hocking Hills Banking Center.

Some of our branches are focused on projects that relate to kids in the communities. For example, our branches in Wilkesville and Laurelville are accepting donations for their local Project Backpack programs.

Project Backpack sends non-perishable foods home with kids for the weekend. Things like apple sauce, microwavable soups, granola bars and pudding cups are popular donation items. You can either donate non-perishable food items or cash for this great cause. Our employees in these branches have been avid supporters of Project Backpack for many years and we are proud of the work they have done to support this much needed program.

Our Logan office is helping make Christmas brighter for kids in Hocking County by collecting toys for Hocking County Children’s Services. If you stop by that office, you will see a Christmas tree decked out in toys. Those toys along with others will be donated for the Children’s Services holiday program. While the bank is donating, and several of our employees have donated toys, the public is also invited to bring in unwrapped toys.

Our McArthur office embraces the holiday by raising money throughout the year to buy gifts for kids in need. That office adopts families through the Helping Hands project at Jobs and Family Services (JFS) in Vinton County. Employees participate in year round fundraisers and look forward to adopting families.

When JFS announced this year that it can no longer offer Helping Hands, a new group called Operation Christmas Presence formed to take its place. The staff in McArthur has signed on to help this new organization bring Christmas to approximately 200 local children. Monetary donations can be made to the Operation Christmas Presence account at VCNB.

By adopting families and helping to raise additional funds through various avenues, the McArthur office is excited to be part of this new community venture.

Want to get involved? Stop by your local branch to find out how you can become involved in VCNB holiday giving this year.