WARE — Country Bank surprised 29 local schools that participate in the bank’s Savings Makes Sense and Credit for Life school banking programs with a $250 gift card to Staples. Each school received the donation to help cover the cost of back-to-school supplies.
“We know how difficult it is for the schools to have the supplies they need when budgets become tight,” said Jodie Gerulaitis, financial education officer at Country Bank. “They are truly so grateful and appreciative of this gift.”
One principal added, “we really appreciate their kindness. This donation really makes a difference for us.” It is reported that teachers annually spend about $250 of their own money to purchase items for their classrooms.
Country Bank is a supporter of financial literacy and offers many programs in the surrounding communities to students of all ages.