Record-Breaking Spirit of Giving Christmas Meal Fundraiser
We're pleased to announce that 1,046 Christmas meals will be distributed between Oceana, Mason, Manistee and Benzie County food pantries as a result of the Bank’s “Spirit of Giving” Christmas meal fundraiser.
Throughout the month of November, the Bank collected funds from employees and the local community totaling $13,383.25. Our 2020 goal was to raise enough money to provide 900 meals to area families for Christmas. With these generous donations, we exceeded our goal by more than 100 additional meals.
“Each year, West Shore Bank’s employees truly look forward to contributing to our ‘Spirit of Giving’ efforts and the Bank commits to matching a set number of funds raised in each county. We’d like to sincerely thank our partners and community for continuing to make a difference with their support these past 12 years.”
-Raymond Biggs, President & CEO of West Shore Bank
Fundraising efforts for the “Spirit of Giving” campaign are made possible with the partnership of Shop-N-Save in Ludington, Hansen Foods in Hart, Family Fare in Manistee and Shop-N-Save in Benzonia. Arrangements were made and coordinated with each grocery partner to purchase a complete meal at a special pre-determined price and meals are distributed through local food pantries.
“We are delighted to have surpassed our goal of 900 meals for this year’s Christmas meal fundraiser. In a year that has been trying and ever-changing, we are humbled to see that our communities continue to support this meaningful campaign and have stepped up to make an even bigger impact this Christmas." -Raymond Biggs