Bank It for the Alva Easter Egg Hunt!
January-March 2014 Community Donations: $6,540 Bank Match: $2,151
Bank It raised $5,549.14 for the Alva Easter Egg Hunt. Bryan Miller, assistant fire chief for the Alva Fire Department is the person in charge of organizing the annual Easter Egg Hung in Alva. The annual Easter Egg Hunt brings in families from all over northwest Oklahoma and serves as a tradition for many Alva families. Bryan plans on using these funds to purchase candy to fill the eggs as well as bigger prizes for the eggs with a special ticket in the. Each year, dozens of kids win great prizes at the Easter Egg hunt and families look forward to this event. These funds should last quite a few years in providing help to this great community organization. We thank Bryan Miller and the Alva Fire Department for putting together this event!
Bank It for the Boy Scouts Troop #392
April-June 2014 Community Donations: $6,707 Bank Match: $2,326
During the months of April, May and June of 2014, Bank It partnered with local financial institutions to raise funds and awareness for our local Boy Scout Troop. Bank It is extremely excited to announce that this great organization received $5,871 to help meet their needs. The Boy Scouts plan on using the funds to help restore and replace some exercise equipment at Hatfield Park as well as continue cleaning up the hiking trails. Another area they hope to concentrate on is their official Boy Scouts camping ground. The Boy Scouts have owned approximately 40 acres of land north of Alva, which has never been maintain enough to host events. With these funds, they hope to begin work on this land to allow for monthly camp outs by the boys and their sponsors. Another area of need that the Boy Scout sponsors are planning to use part of these funds for, is assistance to families for uniform costs, dues, patch purchases, and camping trips. Some families want to participate, but may be discouraged due to the costs of these things. Hopefully with some aid from these funds, more boys can enjoy the life experiences Boy Scouts can give them.
Bank It for the Cherokee Strip Museum
July-September 2014 Community Donations: $13,257 Bank Match: $3,750
The 3rd Quarter CommUNITY Vision, Bank It for the Cherokee Strip Museum turned out to be the largest Vision of the year, receiving $11,054! This will go towards their new convention center that will hold receptions and meetings for community members and organizations. This CommUNITY Vision will be using the funds to help get the convention center up and running as currently it is still under construction. Bank It is extremely proud to have helped this great community organization.
Bank It for our Neighbors in Need
October-December 2014 Community Donations: $10,115 Bank Match: $2,500
The final CommUNITY Vision for 2014 proved to reinforce the ability of Bank It and the Alva Community members and financial institutions to really make a difference in local organizations in need. The Alva Wesleyan Food Bank received $8199 to help aid in food purchases for 2015. These funds will be used throughout the year to supplement the food available from the Oklahoma Food Bank. John Smith, pastor at the Alva Welseyan Church told Bank It that these funds will help them reach more people while increasing the quality of goods and services provided. The staff of the Food Bank work very hard to meet the needs of families all over this area. Bank It is excited to maintain the Neighbors in Need Vision as an annual 4th Quarter Vision.