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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

2014 Program Dates:

  • November 6, 5-7 pm Gift of Love Kickoff Business after Hours
    (The tree of Names will be available to choose a name that evening)
  • November 6-December 12, donations of NEW kids coats accepted, both Scottsbluff and Gering branches
  • November 7-December 10, names available for choosing from Tree of Names
  • December 10, all gifts need to be returned to First State Bank
  • December 1-5, Canned food display pickups and judging
  • December 13, 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!!

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

Gift of Love Photo Gallery