Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Washington Savings Bank raised money for local charities in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Washington Savings Bank raised $750 to support the LeAnn Schroeder Hardiek Friendship Endowment. Bank employees made donations to wear jeans and pink on Fridays in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The LeAnn Schroeder Hardiek Friendship Endowment provides cancer patients with gift cards for their young children (age 18 and under). These children are often scared of hospitals and worried about their sick parents. Many times, birthday and holiday gifts, dining out and entertainment becomes a luxury that parents cannot afford due to the expense of cancer treatments. These gift cards are meant to help alleviate the child’s fear and relieve some of the financial burden felt by parents. The gift cards can be used for toys, meals and other forms of entertainment that can provide a distraction for the child whose parent is battling cancer.
Donations can be mailed to the LeAnn Schroeder Hardiek Endowment at Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, PO Box 1211, Effingham, IL 62401 (make checks payable to LeAnn Schroeder Hardiek Friendship Endowment) or online at https://donate.enrichingourcommunity.org/LeAnn. The Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.
Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation manages more than 160 affiliated funds for the immediate and long-term benefit of communities in southeastern Illinois. For more information, contact Amanda Lessley, President/CEO of Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation, at 217.342.4988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees of Washington Savings Bank held a “jeans day” on a Friday in October to raise funds for the Sarah Bush Lincoln Mobile Mammography Unit. Employees could wear jeans and something pink when they donated to help support Mobile Mammography services at SBL. Through their efforts, the bank was able to donate $350.