Citizens Bank ‘Doubles Down’ on Blue Jean Fund Donation

Date of Release: 
Friday, March 7, 2014

BATESVILLE – March 7, 2014 – Patty Duncan (center right in photo, holding banner), Executive Director of Family Violence Prevention Inc. in Batesville, visited with several employees of Citizens Bank as her organization became the latest recipient of a contribution from the bank employees’ “Blue Jeans Fund.”  In recognition of National Employee Appreciation Day on Friday, March 7, Citizens Bank doubled the donation from $500 to $1,000.

The Blue Jeans Fund now has surpassed $7,500 in financial support to worthwhile causes and charitable organizations in the past two years.  Money in the fund accumulates as employees donate $1 per week to be allowed to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays.  Each time the fund reaches $500, bank employees select a charity to receive a donation.

Ms. Duncan was promoting Family Violence Prevention’s event, the “Silent (No More) Dinner and Silent Auction,” which is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, April 25, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 424 East Main Street, in Batesville.  Citizens Bank is a sponsor of the event.

About The Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County.  Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties.  The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.