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Bank Independent set to launch 12th annual toy drive

MADISON – Bank Independent will kick off its twelfth annual Toy Share drive on November 10th for area children. Between November 10 and December 2, the Bank will accept donations of new, unwrapped toys at any Bank Independent location and offer two “less-hands-on” ways to lend a helping hand. Toy Share can accept monetary donations through PayPal and through an Amazon shopping “Wishlist.”  All items will be distributed to local children in need through partner organizations across North Alabama.

In Madison, Bank Independent is located at 7564 Highway 72.

“As our friends and neighbors emerge from the previous months, their generosity to the community helps lessen the impact of the pandemic on local families,” says Macke Mauldin, President of Bank Independent. “Our partner charitable organizations work tirelessly throughout the year to reach families in need. The hopes for the 2022 Bank Independent Toy Share drive are to help these vital organizations continue their mission and to make Christmas morning brighter for everyone.”

In 2021, the Bank’s Toy Share drive provided over 4,108 toys and more than $1,981 in cash donations to partner organizations in time for distribution to local families for Christmas. Bank Independent donated an additional $11,000 to Toy Share partner organizations to match the $11,000 seven customers won during the Seven Weeks of Winning and Giving sweepstakes.

“Bank Independent is very excited to launch our 12th annual toy drive,” Bank Independent Community Engagement Leader, Hallie Mauldin, said. “This is one of our favorite events that we get to participate in to give back to the communities that we serve. We will once again be using Paypal to accept monetary donations at //bibank.com/help. We will also have a link to an Amazon Wishlist with pre-selected gift ideas for infants up to teenagers.”

Toy Share donation and shopping links can be found at www.bibank.com/help.

Toy Share is the last of four annual Share drives hosted by Bank Independent in 2022 to give back to the community as part of Bank Independent’s Helping Hands initiative.

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