At First State Community Bank, we understand that our business is only as strong as our local community. From the financial products and services we offer to the projects we organize in support of local organizations, our company is committed to enriching the lives of not only our team members, but of everyone in our community.
FSCB Impact Month is an important part of our organizational culture and history. Through this annual initiative, FSCB is able to provide financial support, volunteer time, and resources to high-impact organizations.
Find out how FSCB uses Impact Month to help our local community thrive—and how you can get involved!
Making a Difference in Our Community
Though providing full-service banking is an important part of how our organization contributes to the success and prosperity of our community, we also understand that need comes in many different forms. That’s why we extend our service beyond the walls of our locations to provide charitable contributions and volunteer efforts on an annual basis.
First State Community Bank has a long tradition of volunteerism, which is best represented by our Impact Month initiatives. Our employees use this time to provide direct support for local organizations through hands-on volunteering that can range from preparing meals for community members to landscaping and painting local buildings and properties.
We also offer financial support to charitable organizations, educational programs and faith-based organizations in our local area. Through our Impact Month initiatives, our institution aims to uplift the developmental goals and civic initiatives that support our community’s residents and businesses and encourage long-term prosperity for the community as a whole.
Our Impact Month Projects
Each year, FSCB selects new service projects and initiatives to support through Impact Month.
In June of last year, for example, we focused our efforts on supporting students of Jefferson Elementary in Cape Girardeau, Mo. by providing them with professional attire for their days at the ISTE Conference in Philadelphia. (ISTE- International Society for Technology in Education). In addition, our initiative gathered luggage and bags for the students to carry with them while attending the conference.
Last year, FSCB bank branches donated $1,500 each to the Washington and Pacific school districts where those branches are located. The funds will be disbursed across several areas of need, including purchasing school supplies and clothes for children in need, as well as paying off debts for school lunch accounts.
Other Impact Month projects have provided support to local mobile food pantries, Head Start programs, and school districts that serve our communities.
How FSCB Members Can Participate in Impact Month
Impact Month participation isn’t limited to FSCB employees. If you’re a community member looking to support our local contributions, you are invited to join our Impact Month efforts by volunteering your time for a local organization.
Whether it’s volunteering in the schools, cleaning up trash, planting trees, donating food, or other acts of service, every contribution makes a positive impact on our community.
Remember to share your volunteer efforts on social media using the #FSCBGivesBack and #ProudToBeFSCB hashtags. This lets us know about your volunteer efforts and also spreads the word about FSCB Impact Month among your friends and family.
The Benefits of Banking Close to Home
Unlike large national bank chains that aren’t invested in your local area, community banks have every incentive to build an uplifting presence. We live and work in the communities we serve, and we understand that a stronger, healthier community is better for everyone.
Commitment to the areas we serve is just one of the many benefits of working with a community bank. Find out other benefits of going local by downloading our latest e-book, Why You Should Switch to a Community Bank.