Posted on Jan 22, 2020
ACNB Bank is committed to the communities in which we live, work and play. Below is a wrap-up of our community pride for the winter of 2019...
ACNB Bank Brings Holiday Cheer to Local Families
ACNB Bank’s community banking offices in Adams County and Hanover, once again, supported Holiday Family Outreach by hosting a toy drive this holiday season. A total of 496 new toys and other useful items, as well as $180 in monetary donations, were collected at the ACNB Corporation Operations Center and community banking offices to benefit the many local families served by Holiday Family Outreach. In comparison, last year, 390 toys and other items were collected.
In addition, ACNB Bank employees participated in Casual for a Cause that raised $615 and the Bank made a $600 donation to Holiday Family Outreach. These funds are used to purchase grocery gift certificates.
Community Food Drives Benefit Local Residents
ACNB Bank hosted three community food drives this year including the 13th Annual United Way Bag the Bounty Food Drive in October. The ACNB Corporation Operations Center and the Bank’s offices in Adams County and Hanover participated as collection points.
A total of 3,857 pounds of nonperishable food, cleaning supplies, and other household items were donated by the Bank’s customers and staff members this year in comparison to 2,939 pounds in 2018.
The Arendtsville, Bendersville and Biglerville Offices hosted a food drive in August to benefit John’s Meals, a program organized by Upper Adams Christians Together (UACT). John’s Meals partners with the Upper Adams School District to provide eligible students (and their siblings) with a bag of food on Friday afternoons.
Additionally, the Newville Office hosted a food drive in November to benefit the Big Spring Area Food Bank.
Operations Center Competition Contributes to Bag the Bounty Success
This year’s competition at the ACNB Corporation Operations Center featured a mini golf theme.
ACNB Bank issued a challenge to all department staff members based at the ACNB Corporation Operations Center in an effort to increase the overall amount of nonperishable food and other useful items collected in support of this year’s Bag the Bounty Food Drive.
The participating teams, as well as their respective number of staff members involved and donations tallied in pounds, included:
Customer Contact Center - 9 staff members and 307 pounds
Electronic Services - 9 staff members and 438 pounds
Finance - 6 staff members and 353 pounds
Loan Services - 9 staff members and 407 pounds
Corporate Relations/Risk Management/Legal - 9 staff members and 322 pounds
Teams competed by building displays depicting a mini golf theme and were judged in terms of pounds, creativity and challenge. Operations Center staff members had an opportunity to vote for their favorites this year.
The Finance team won the Top Collection Prize for the most pounds per staff member, as well as the Most Challenging Hole Prize.
The Electronic Services team of nine staff members won the Most Creative Display Prize with their La Dolce Vita themed mini golf hole.
Habitat for Humanity Home Build
Pictured: AVP/Regional Sales Manager Eric Alleman, AVP/Upper Adams Community Banking Manager Julie Marshall, Floating Community Banking Associate Hilary Rice, Biglerville Community Banking Specialist Ashley Cooley and Bendersville Community Banking Supervisor Melissa Pritt.
Team ACNB volunteered their time on Saturday, November 2, at a home build in Biglerville with Habitat for Humanity of Adams County. ACNB Bank also made a donation of $2,500 to this organization in support of the Bank’s Community Reinvestment Act program.
Local Residents Participate in 13th Annual Community Shred Event
Pictured: FVP/General Counsel Kevin Hayes and SVP/Human Resources Manager Sandy Deaner greeted local residents, including VP/Security & Fraud Manager Dawn Bornman, during the 13th Annual Community Shred Event.
ACNB Bank held its 13th Annual Community Shred Event on Saturday, September 21. A project associated with United Way of Adams County, the Community Shred Event gives people the chance to dispose of old confidential documents safely.
The Bank’s volunteers welcomed 166 local residents to the ACNB Corporation Operations Center parking lot where more than 10,600 pounds of documents were shredded. Twelve staff members contributed their time to help with this activity.
Those who came to the Community Shred Event donated at least $2 per box to United Way of Adams County, which raised a total of $1,230.
Participants also brought 221 pounds of nonperishable food to support the 13th Annual United Way Bag the Bounty Food Drive.
ACNB Bank Embraces Dementia Friends Movement
The Bank’s community banking managers and community banking supervisors participated in a Dementia Friends information session led by Cross Keys Village Director of Memory Support Jennifer Holcomb at the ACNB Corporation Operations Center in August. With this knowledge, staff members have the ability to turn their new understanding into practical action that can help someone with dementia living in our local communities and visiting our offices. The Community Banking Supervisors will attend this information session in February, 2020.
Additionally, AVP/Training Manager Joey Martin and New Oxford Community Banking Manager Shelia Fleischer have been trained as Dementia Friends PA Champions. They put their education to use this fall by participating in the York/Adams Chapter of Dementia Friendly PA one year anniversary program held at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford. Attendees included Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce members and other supporters of the global dementia friends movement.
Joey highlighted ACNB Bank’s commitment to educate staff members and become a dementia friendly business in the local community. Sheila read a number of testimonials from staff members who shared their appreciation for the training and resources provided at the information session.
Customers and Staff Support Annual School Supply Drive
ACNB Bank and NWSB Bank partnered with United Way of Adams County and The Shepherd’s Staff, respectively, by hosting a Back to School Supply Drive to benefit families in need within our local communities.
Thanks to the generosity of our customers and staff members, the Bank collected more than 2,300 items including backpacks, notebooks, pocket folders, crayon packs, and more. These donations of school supplies provided students with the tools needed for academic success. NWSB Bank’s Taneytown Office collected more school supplies than any other participating community banking office this year with a total of 252 items.
Additionally, once again, the Bank’s Treasury Management team coordinated the school supply drive at the ACNB Corporation Operations Center for participation by staff members at this location.
Heart & Stroke Walk
The 2019 Adams County Heart & Stroke Walk was a tremendous success with 16 ACNB Bank staff members raising money for this important cause. EVP/Chief Community Banking Officer Tom Stone served as the Executive Leader and Dillsburg Community Banking Supervisor Melissa Dunlap served as the Team Captain for this fun activity that was held at Cross Keys Village in New Oxford. The Bank’s team raised $3,136 - twice as much as last year!
ACNB Bank Sponsors My 1st Card: A Gateway to Exploration
ACNB Bank’s Buckley, Sesame Street’s Elmo, and Harbaugh-Thomas Library Branch Manager Barbara Buckley joined the first grade students and teachers at Biglerville Elementary School to celebrate the launch of the My 1st Card program. ACNB Bank proudly sponsored the My 1st Card: A Gateway to Exploration program for more than 1,000 first grade students in Adams County this fall in partnership with the Adams County Library System. First graders are excited about learning how to read, and it’s the perfect time to introduce them to the wealth of books and programs at our county libraries!
The My 1st Card program is designed to put a free library card into the hands of every first grade child in the county. Parents of first grade students received a letter as well as an ACNB Bank Buckley’s Savers brochure from their child’s teacher. Parents were encouraged to visit their local ACNB Bank office to open a Buckley’s Savers account. For those students signing up to participate, library cards were distributed throughout the month of October and My 1st Card prizes were awarded through December to reward children for visiting their local library and selecting books to read.