Annual Holiday Giving Drive
November 10th – December 15th
We’re in the spirit of giving, Standard Bank’s annual Holiday Giving campaign supports local organizations. Help us make the holidays a little brighter and merrier for others in our communities. See below for details on the charities and branches supporting them.
Toys for Tots
November 10th – December 8th
The U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys to distribute as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children, delivering a message of hope that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Toys for Tots aims to help children experience the joy of Christmas and to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children.
Park Lawn Angel Fund
Park Lawn offers a variety of programs and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their mission is to provide services that promote independence, choice and access to community living. The Park Lawn Angel Fund specifically helps those members that have little or no family support.
Operation St. Nick
The 33rd annual Operation St. Nick Radio Auction will be held on Sunday, December 6th from 8:00 am to noon on WCSJ 1550 AM and 103.1 FM.
Operation St. Nick operates solely in Grundy County assisting families throughout the year. The funds raised from the auction will provide 60+ families – including approximately 160 children – with $300 to $500 in groceries and $200 worth of “wish list” gifts for each child.
If you’re unable to participate in the auction, direct contributions can be sent to:
Operation St. Nick
Morris, IL 60450
My Joyful Heart
Founded in 2002, My Joyful Heart provides personalized assistance and encouragement for area children in need by providing items that are specifically chosen for each individual child and include basic life essentials, school supplies, clothing, toys and encouragement throughout the year. My Joyful Heart endeavors to be a positive influence and to bring hope to these children.
Support My Joyful Heart by stopping by our Orland Park branch and making a donation today.
Kuzma Care Cottage
Started in the music room of a small school in 1981, Kuzma Care Cottage grew and moved into a house converted solely to distribute food, and expanded further by adding a two-story storage building for warehousing of food and supplies. Today, Kuzma Care Cottage serves approximately 80 families weekly. At the present time we are servicing 454 needy families; 1,383 people, 506 are children.
We seek to nurture those who must live outside the mainstream of society because of their lower economic status. We wish to give voice to their needs and continue to provide necessities such as food, clothing and shelter. At the same time we help them find a way to improve their social economic conditions.