PORTERVILLE, CA –– Through a collaborative effort with Reedley Boys & Girls Club, Bank of the Sierra recently conducted a backpack and school supply drive. One hundred and thirty backpacks filled with school supplies obtained through donations will be presented to local students at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Reedley Community Center located at 100 N. East Ave, Reedley.
“Through generous donations provided by our community we are able to help students start the school year off right!” stated Rachel Uyeda, Area Manager. “This is the first year for the backpack drive and we are thankful for the donations received. We hosted a Bunco Night from which all proceeds went towards the purchase of the back packs and additional funds and school supplies were provided by Bank customers and community members at large. Bank of the Sierra has a strong commitment to the Reedley community and are proud to do our part to help those in need,” continued Uyeda.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America âï¿½¨
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.
About Bank of the Sierra
With over $1.4 billion in assets and strong performance ratios, Bank of the Sierra is the largest independently owned community bank headquartered in Southern San Joaquin Valley’s Heartland. The bank serves 17 different communities with 25 branches, two Ag Centers and one SBA Center. For more information visit the website at www.bankofthesierra.com or call (888) 454-BANK.