LITTLE VALLEY - During the month of November, all eight CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank) locations will display red wagons. The red wagon is the national symbol of "America's Promise" (a nation-wide program that focuses on improving the lives of America's youth). The wagons will serve as depositories for public donations of new hats and mittens.
Local groups and schools will receive and distribute the donations.
CCB joined America's Promise in 1999 and is helping to ensure that children receive the five resources the organization believes children need in order to become productive adults:
An ongoing relationship with a caring adult-mentor;
Access to safe places & structured activities during non-school hours;
A healthy start;
A marketable skill through effective education;
An opportunity to give back through community service
"It's getting to be the time of year when the thought of keeping warm with a good hat and pair of mittens is at the forefront of our minds," Mary Jo Woodarek, CCB's America's Promise Chair, stated. "We don't want any child to be cold this coming winter. It's as simple as that. Some families need help and CCB is pleased to take the initiative to do that. So we ask can you help a child by donating hats and mittens?"
CCB is an FDIC insured New York State chartered independent, community bank. From Jan. 2, 1902, CCB has established an unprecedented record of fiscal integrity and sound financial growth, which now totals $180 million in assets. CCB maintains convenient ATMs and can be found on the web at www.ccblv.com. CCB is an equal housing lender. CCB's main office is located in Little Valley, with seven branch offices.