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Bank Of The Islands to host Customer “Thank You” Day on Nov. 23

By Staff | Nov 19, 2009

As Thanksgiving approaches, Bank Of The Islands is giving thanks for their customers and island neighbors. On Monday, Nov. 23, all visitors to the Bank will receive a special gift for their Thanksgiving celebration.

“This is just a small way we can show how grateful we are to be your island bank,” said Bank Of The Islands Vice President and office manager Rob Lisenbee. “It’s also an important time to remember those less fortunate, so we hope you will bring a contribution to our Canned Food and New Clothing Drive.”

Donations to the Bank Of The Islands Canned Food and new Clothing Drive will be delivered to The Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Florida. Pretzels, cookies, crackers, juice boxes, cereal, granola bars, applesauce, peanut butter and pudding cups are particularly requested for the Children’s Advocacy Center. New clothing for newborn to teenage sizes will also be used and appreciated.

“When we learned of the good work they are doing for abused children in Lee County, we just knew we had to spearhead a community drive to help,” said Lisenbee. “The children receiving treatment and services there appreciate the same snacks all kids like.”

As always, the bank’s freshly baked cookies and coffee will be available for visitors on that Monday, Nov. 23, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. All islanders are invited to stop by the bank lobby, located at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road.

Children’s Advocacy Center is an accredited crisis center that works with sexually and physically abused and neglected children. It is designed to be a safe and friendly place for them to come and be heard and help them get on the road to recovery.

The Children’s Advocacy Center offers abuse determination, therapy, parenting education, offender programs and prevention programs. The center also has a community presence in Pine Manor and East Fort Myers. Children’s Advocacy Center is one of the largest children’s advocacy centers in the state of Florida. The Center recently opened its new Fort Myers at 3830 Evans Avenue, just off Winkler Road near the Edison Mall.

To learn more about CAC’s work and how you can help, contact Diane Connell at 239-939-2808 or dconnell@cac-swfl.org.