Choose a Favorite Tree, Make a Donation
published on 12/26/2009
RCB Bank employees found a unique way to "raise some money for the kiddos and have some fun," explained Skiatook Branch President Geoff McGoffin.
Several of the employees of the bank have decorated small Christmas trees and they are asking their customers to be judges in a friendly competition, and select their favorite tree.
Although the winner of the competition will receive a small prize, the real winners are the children of the community, explained Marilyn Dulaney, vice president of the Skiatook branch.
Every customer is given the opportunity to judge the trees and vote for their favorite by placing money in the containers next to their trees. At the end of the competition, the employee who decorated the tree with the most money in the container next to it will win the competition, she said.
And all the money collected during the competition will be given to Skiatook's Community Angel Project.
Each year, angels, with information about area children in need of help during the Christmas season, are placed on Angel Trees at all financial institutions and other businesses. Community representatives are asked to choose an angel, which includes information about the child-a boy or a girl, their age and their Christmas wish list. Community members then choose a gift for the child, and return it, along with the angel, to that financial institution.
RCB Bank also has an Angel Tree in the lobby, and bank employees are hoping that the friendly competition will encourage their customers to not only support the project through their donations for their favorite Christmas tree but also to sponsor an angel from the tree, Dulaney said.
Photos & Story by Anita Reding, News Editor, Skiatook Journal