People’s South banks across Florida, Georgia, and Alabama are well known for the contributions they make throughout their communities. Their branches located here in Jackson County are no exception. People’s South Bank as a whole decided this year when they became aware of the needs of senior citizens who have little or no families, and they wasted no time in putting steps in motion.
Amy Dillard from People’s Bank of Malone, engaged the help of not only the employees there, but their customers, and the Junior Beta Club at Malone School. They began project shoebox for the elderly citizens. Malone Junior Beta as well as some of the elementary classes jumped in with both feet to assist, making handmade cards for more than 200 boxes set for delivery. Customers, employees, and Beta supporters from Malone School all took part in bringing in items for the ‘shoeboxes’. The Junior Beta was on board with helping to pack and wrap the boxes when everything was gathered.
Tuesday evening, the People’s South sleigh began its rounds with the first stop at the Chipola Nursing Pavillion in Marianna. Residents’ eyes lit up when they saw all the beautifully wrapped presents being brought in to the Pavillion lobby.
Dillard was more than happy to take her time, along with her employees, “We have to take care of our elderly. They are why we are here and some no longer have family. That’s when it’s time for the community to step up and help out, most especially near the holidays. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this project.”
People’s South banks throughout the tri-state area delivered more than 2,500 Christmas shoe boxes to senior citizens.