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Bank Independent Launches 11th Annual School Share Drive to Benefit Local School Children

Sheffield, AL – June 27, 2024 – Bank Independent is excited to announce the launch of its 11th annual School Share drive, starting on July 1st. This year, the drive will support local school children through the “$5 Helps Carry the Cost” campaign, aiming to provide essential school supplies to those in need.

School Share Social Post 2024

“Our ‘$5 Helps Carry the Cost’ campaign is a great reminder that a little can go a long way to make a big impact,” says Hallie Mauldin, Community Engagement Leader at Bank Independent. “Whether you can drop off school supplies on collection day or take a moment to donate to the drive, we’ll ensure your donations make a positive difference in your community.”

Monetary donations will be accepted via PayPal and Venmo, making it easier than ever for community members to contribute. In addition, a special collection day has been scheduled for July 19th at two Walmart locations: Cloverdale Road in Florence and Highway 72 in Madison.

"At Bank Independent, we believe in the power of community support and recognize the importance of ensuring every child has the tools they need for a successful education," said Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent. "Our annual School Share drive is a commitment to investing in the future of our communities by providing essential school supplies to those in need. We are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with local organizations and our generous community members who contribute to making a lasting impact on the lives of our students."

Bank Independent partners with local organizations across its seven-county footprint to ensure that donations are distributed to area families in need. This year, donations will be distributed through Sidney's Safe in Lauderdale and Colbert County, DHR of Franklin County, DHR of Lawrence County, DHR of Limestone County, Committee on Church Cooperation in Morgan County, and Free 2 Teach in Madison County.


About Bank Independent

Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 33 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama, an on-campus Deshler Tiger Branch, and the Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products, and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All our team members reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.

About Helping Hands Foundation

Bank Independent's Helping Hands Program was founded in 2011 following the devastating April 27 tornado outbreak. The program has since grown into the Helping Hands Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors across the communities we serve. The foundation includes community involvement, team member volunteer initiatives, and annual share drives held throughout the year. For more information on the Helping Hands Foundation, visit us at www.hhfal.org.

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