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Banking on School Supplies drive gifted hundreds of students with new school supplies

Written by Katie Fourney    on August 20, 2020    in
Once again, the caring hearts of the Omaha/Council Bluffs metro have proven that together we can make big things happen.

In July 2020, ten community-minded local banks partnered with the common goal of providing all metro families the supplies needed for a successful school year. These institutions, including ACCESSbank, American National Bank, Bank of Bennington, Core Bank, Dundee Bank, First National Bank of Omaha, Great Western Bank, Pinnacle Bank, Security National Bank, UMB Bank and Well Fargo, led the effort to collect school supplies for a dozen organizations with the Banking on School Supplies drive. 

Over the course of two weeks, boxes of supplies were delivered to bank branches and NorthStar Foundation by generous donors. 

   

The final tally of support is staggering!

  • 1,620 pens

  • 1,350 pencils

  • 700 notebooks

  • 600 folders

  • 230 backpacks

All of these tools for learning success were distributed evenly among organizations that support local students: 100 Black Men of Omaha, Avenue Scholars, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands, Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands, Completely KIDS, Girls, Inc, Kids Can, Latino Center of the Midlands, NorthStar, Partnership4Kids, The Simple Foundation and TeamMates Mentoring.

 

To all the SHARE Omaha Do-Gooders who donated items: THANK YOU. This kindness shows that the generous spirit of our community can overcome all of 2020's challenges.