First Colorado National Bank Partners with Local Schools to Match Holiday Canned Food Drive
Paonia Elementary School teams up with First Colorado National Bank to donate canned goods and cash to the Paonia Food Bank. Student Council Representatives at PES helped coordinate their annual canned food drive with the proceeds going to the Paonia Food Bank. First Colorado National Bank matched $1 per canned good, which also went to the Paonia Food Bank.
Each December, First Colorado National Bank sponsors a canned food drive to gather food for Paonia’s Food Pantry. This year they partnered with both Paonia Elementary School and Hotchkiss K-8 to collect non-perishable food and award $1 in cash for every can collected to the Paonia Food Pantry and Helping Hands.
“Since both the bank and the local schools organize a holiday can drive each year, we thought it would be great to team up with the schools,” stated Bank CEO Stan Park. “We hope that by partnering with these students, we can further impact the total donations collected and money awarded to benefit those in need this holiday season.”
Through this collaborative effort, First Colorado National Bank was able to donate $522.00 to the Paonia Food Pantry and $1271.00 to Helping Hands, a dedicated group that puts together baskets of food for local students who have a hard time getting access to food during the weekends, over holidays, or when school is out for vacations.
Thank you to all who helped make this canned food drive a success and Happy Holidays!
First Colorado National Bank Sponsors Local High School Basketball Tournament
For the last four years, First Colorado National Bank has sponsored the first local basketball tournament of the season. In addition to sponsoring the tournament, FCNB also gives $1000 scholarships to deserving student-athletes from the following High Schools: Delta, Paonia, Cedaredge and Hotchkiss.
“We’re proud to sponsor the tournament and the youth in the valley. They have worked extremely hard throughout the season, and we are honored to provide scholarships each spring to assist them in pursuing further education” commented FCNB President Brad Harding.
During the tournament, FCNB employees enthusiastically worked the ticket gate as teams competed for three days at both the Paonia and Delta High Schools. All the money collected at the gate went back to the schools.