First Financial Bank collected almost 3,000 toys and over $15,000 to make a brighter Christmas for children around the Wabash Valley.
The month long toy drive called the Holiday Joy Drive was held at the bank’s 24 branches around the area.
Employees and customers were asked to contribute. What was collected stayed in the county it was donated in.
Local charities picked up the toys and money to help families who are struggling this year to buy Christmas presents for their children.
“We’re really excited because this is the first ever toy drive we’ve hosted with the corporation. We want to thanks our customers who helped make it so sucessful and our employees who also assisted and also the corporation who put in some cash towards the toy drive,” said Sally Whitehurst of First Financial Bank.
The donations in Vigo County went to the Toys for Tots programs.
They received over 1,800 in cash and over 500 toys to help families this Christmas.