Presents for Patients Campaign Kicks Off with Drive at First National Bank Locations
June 20, 2012
Presents for Patients® Begins Spreading Holiday Cheer with Christmas in July
Campaign kicks off with gift drive at First National Bank locations
PITTSBURGH, PA - (June 19, 2012) – PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® and First National Bank of Pennsylvania will usher in the holiday season with “Christmas in July,” a gift drive for the 2012 campaign. Sixty-nine of First National Bank's branch locations in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Westmoreland counties will enable the community to have easy access to a gift drop box from July 2nd through July 16th.
Gifts collected will be distributed by volunteers to Western Pennsylvania nursing home patients this coming holiday season. Suggested gift ideas include: sweat shirts, robes, slip-resistant socks, teddy bears, throw blankets, slippers, lotion, puzzles or playing cards to be given to a patient. Last year, the program brought holiday cheer to 29,211 individuals in 337 nursing homes across six states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia, and South Carolina. Since the program’s inception, more than 460,324 patients have received gifts and visits during the holidays.
“One of First National Bank’s core values is to support our local community, and our involvement with PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® over the past four years reflects that value,” states Alan Bicker, Regional Banking Executive for First National Bank’s Pittsburgh Region. First National Bank has been serving the communities of Western Pennsylvania for nearly 150 years.
PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS®, a holiday program founded in 1984 by St. Barnabas Health System President William V. Day, ensures that long-term care residents are not forgotten during the holidays. The goal of PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS® is to touch the lives of nursing home patients through kindness and generosity of spirit. The program encourages community members to visit their local long-term care facilities in order to witness acts of kindness and compassion. St. Barnabas Charities and WPXI-TV are co-sponsors of PRESENTS FOR PATIENTS®.
First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), has over 260 full-service locations in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. First National Bank has been recognized as a winner of six 2011 Greenwich Excellence in Banking Awards in the categories of Small Business Banking and Middle Market Banking, awards presented solely on the basis of client satisfaction.
For more information and to learn how you can donate and /or participate, call 724-444-5521 or visit www.PRESENTSFORPATIENTS.com.
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