From toy drives to food drives, the employees of Sunstate Bank were very busy during the holidays. Each branch embraced a cause. The Fall branch employees joined Peterson’s Harley Davidson with the 2nd annual Sugar-4-Kids Toy Drive.
The toys collected from employees and customers of the bank were distributed on December 9th at the West Perrine Park where nearly 1,500 toys were handed out. Sugar-4-Kids had a dual mission this year – brighten the holiday spirits of underprivileged children living in West Perrine and to raise enough funds to buy 1,000 laptops and tables, preinstalled with Microsoft Word, for middle school bound West Perrine students. The Coral Gables branch employees participated with the Kiwanis Club of Colombia USA in the annual Thanksgiving food drive. Over 100 thanksgiving meals were packaged and delivered by the Coral Gables branch employees to families including homeless families of students at Southridge High School in Cutler Bay, Florida. This event was followed by a toy drive during December.
Bank wide, employees prepared gift boxes which were delivered to Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Their mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities. The boxes are shipped outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
Sunstate Bank, with approximately $230 million in assets and two locations, is a full-service community bank founded in 1999, headquartered in Miami-Dade County, and serving both domestic and international customers. Sunstate Bank and its employees are very community focused, and support a number of local community organizations. Sunstate Bank is truly a “Community Bank” with “International Expertise”. To find out more please visit www.sunstatefl.com.