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You're Invited to Share the Joy!

First State Bank is once again partnering with community members and local organizations to collect and distribute toys and donations for families in need through its Share the Joy Holiday Giving Program. The bank has been sponsoring this effort for decades. For the first time, however, the way in which community members can donate may be a little different due to COVID-19 precautions.

Community members who would like to help Share the Joy can stop by First State Bank’s offices in Cecil, Clintonville, Manawa, or Waupaca to select an ornament from the “tree” in each branch’s entryway. Participants then purchase a gift to fit the needs and/or age of the child listed on the ornament tag and return the gift to First State Bank by December 1. The bank is working with Clintonville Goodfellows, Manawa Food Pantry, Salvation Army of Waupaca County, St. Martin's Catholic Church in Cecil, and Miracle Tree in Waupaca to distribute the gifts (including toys, food or monetary donations in Manawa) to families in need for those areas.

The bank’s partner organization in New London, the Christmas for Kids Toy Room, is asking for monetary donations only this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. First State Bank is therefore accepting cash donations to Christmas for Kids at its New London drive-up through December 1. Eligible families will be given gift cards to use for their holiday shopping.

Gifts/Donations Requested by December 1, 2020

Table listing donations requested at each First State Bank branch, partner organizations, and whether gifts should be wrapped or not.
Office Donation Request Partner Organization(s)
Cecil Wrapped Gifts St. Martin’s Catholic Church
Clintonville Unwrapped Gifts Clintonville Goodfellows
Manawa Unwrapped Gifts, Food and/or Monetary Donations Salvation Army of Waupaca County and Manawa Food Pantry
New London Monetary Donation Only Christmas for Kids Toy Room
Waupaca Unwrapped Gifts Miracle Tree
Rudolph Monetary Donation Only n/a, helping 4 local families
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