Jeans for a Cause raises funds for a different organization every month
FNCB Bank, locally-based for over 100 years, recently presented a check for $1062.00 to St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen raised through a bank wide “Jeans for a Cause” dress down day in December.
St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen responds to the unmet need of poverty and hunger in the Wyoming Valley. Located in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the Kitchen serves 300 guests daily a hot, nutritious meal. St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen is the only mass-feeding program in Luzerne County and they serve anyone in need of a meal without question or restrictions on guests.
FNCB’s monthly fundraising effort encourages employees to make small donations in exchange for the opportunity to wear jeans to work. All employee donations are matched dollar for dollar by the bank. Sara Matusinski, Assistant Vice President, Branch Operations Specialist, nominated St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen.
“Saint Vincent de Paul Kitchen offers lunch and dinner time meals to anyone walking in every single day of the year,” said Matusinski. “The service they offer to the residents of the Wyoming Valley is remarkable.”
Since launching the Jeans for a Cause program, FNCB employees have raised $38,760 for local non-profit organizations.
FNCB Bank presents a $1,062.00 donation to St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen raised through the Bank’s Jeans for a Cause dress down day in December. The fundraising effort encourages employees bank-wide to make a small donation in exchange for the opportunity to wear jeans to work. FNCB provided a corporate match of all donations collected. The FNCB donation will help fund daily meals at the Wilkes-Barre based organization. L-R: Michael Cummings, FNCB Bank Assistant Vice President, Marketing Manager; Michael Cianciotta, St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen Program Manager; and Midge MacArthur, FNCB Bank Community Office Manager.