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Gift of Love Program

What started as a “Dress A Doll” contest has grown into so much more…
First State Bank’s annual Gift of Love Program

2015 Program Dates:

  • November 5, 5-7 pm Gift of Love Kickoff
    (The tree of Names will be available to choose a name that evening)
  • November 5-December 31, donations of NEW kids coats accepted, both Scottsbluff and Gering branches
  • November 6-December 9, names available for choosing from Tree of Names
  • December 9, all gifts need to be returned to First State Bank
  • November 30- December 4, Canned food display pickups and judging
  • December 12, 9a-2p TRUCK OF LOVE, Accepting donations of new and gently used toys and coats in the Scottsbluff Branch parking lot, as well as, canned food donations

First State Bank’s Gift of Love Program is comprised of 4 parts

  • Tree of Names.  In the lobby of both Scottsbluff and Gering branches we have trees that have “wish lists” of local children, we ask all that can to come pick a name and help make the holiday season brighter for that child
  • Truck of Love. We will have a NTC truck in the parking lot of the Scottsbluff branch to accept new and gently used toys, the Lakota Lutheran Center van we try and stuff with gently used coats and the National Guard will be collecting canned goods and non perishable food items for the Valley Christian Neighbors in Need food pantry.
  • Coats for Kids. There are collection boxes in both the Scottsbluff and Gering locations for new kid’s coats.  These coats are given to CAPWN to disperse to children in need.
  • Canned food Displays. We challenge the schools to build canned food displays, which are then judge by employees of First State Bank and prize money awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in both elementary and upper level divisions.

This is what makes it all so giving to our Gift of Love Program, you can truly reach out and touch the lives of others ...AND KNOW THAT IT STAYS RIGHT HERE IN YOUR COMMUNITY!!

City of Scottsbluff First State Bank Jingle Jog

In 2015, the Jingle Jog concept came to Scottsbluff! This 3 mile fun run/walk is for all parents, grandparent, joggers, non joggers, or even an elf on the shelf!  The course begins at First State Bank, travels through Centennial Park, loops around Monument Mall and then ends in the mini park on 18th Street.  Anybody wishing to participate in the Jingle Jog will receive $10 off of registration by presenting a new, unwrapped toy, for the Gift of Love program, at the time of registration.

Jingle Jog application

All are invited downtown to cheer on the "joggers" across the finish line and then begin or wrap up their Christmas wish lists downtown, during Christmas on Broadway.  The downtown merchants will be open until 8 pm for a enjoyable Christmas Shopping atmosphere complete with sights, sounds and smells of the holidays.   


For more information please see our History of the Gift of Love 

Gift of Love Photo Gallery