Guaranty Bank is proud to announce its 10th annual Holiday Toy Drive. The drive will run now through December 18. As part of our drive this year, we want to celebrate how far we have come since its inception in 2010!
Our toy drive started 10 years ago when Guaranty Bank partnered with a local radio station that was hosting a toy drive for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. We had an amazing outpouring of gifts in 2010 and we were proud to be a part of such a wonderful program. Even though we only had 9 branches at the time, we collected enough toys to fill 4 SUVs. Over the next couple of years, we expanded our branch network which allowed us to partner with Blair Baston Hospital and include them in our annual toy drive, also. Our toy drive has expanded so much that we now include multiple people from the Bank and the community to help us gather and transport the toys. This program has become a favorite for employees and customers, and we look forward to its success in 2020.
This year we are collecting gift cards in lieu of toys. Because there are so many children in need, we need you to help us make 2020 the best turn-out yet! The greater the number of gift cards collected, the more children who will have an opportunity to receive one. If you decide to purchase a $25 gift card, consider buying five $5 cards instead to meet the needs within the hospitals.
Examples of gift cards that were suggested by our partners:
- Google Play
- Hobby Lobby
- VISA Gift Cards – Can be purchased at Guaranty Bank
Gift Cards can be dropped off at any Guaranty Bank location between now and December 18th. Our Goal is to collect 1,000 gift cards between our 22 locations. That is roughly 3 cards per location per day.
Families at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Blair Batson rely on the generous donations from donors like you to make their hospital stay at Christmas time a little easier. Your donation of a gift card or gift cards will become part of a Christmas experience for these families.
Although this is not the kind of year we expected, we can still make it festive and jolly for those in need. Thank you for partnering with Guaranty Bank, St. Jude, and Blair Batson Hospital by brightening the spirit of a child and donating a gift card during this year’s Holiday.