FNCB selling reusable tote bags for Saint Joseph's Center
First National Community Bank (FNCB), the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is “Going Green for a Cause” with a unique environmentally friendly fundraiser for Saint Joseph’s Center.
FNCB is currently selling reusable tote bags for $2 at each of their 21 branches in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Monroe counties. The eco-friendly bag is made from 80% recycled plastic bottles. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Saint Joseph’s Center in Scranton.
Saint Joseph’s Center provides services to individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability or a developmental delay, pregnant women, young families, couples hoping to adopt, and people who require outpatient therapy. With rising costs of items like fuel and potential state budget cuts, the center is appreciative of FNCB’s help.
“We would like to thank FNCB for initiating this project to help raise funds for St. Joe’s,” said Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, Saint Joseph’s Center President and CEO. “It means a lot to us that an organization with a strong presence in our community like FNCB wants to support us.”
“The reusable bag is a great idea,” she added. “It’s something everybody is always looking to have to reduce the amount of plastic bags they use.”
FNCB’s reusable bags are one component of the community bank’s commitment to sustainability. In 2011, an employee “Green Team” was formed to look for ways the bank could make an environmental impact on an individual, department, bank wide or community level.
So far, it has been a big success.
Green Team initiatives have resulted in over 4,000 pounds of shredded office paper being recycled, a reduction in overall paper usage by simplifying processes and even the elimination disposable cups in break rooms. Additionally, energy efficient lighting was installed at numerous locations resulting in a significant reduction of electricity usage.
“We believe strongly that as a leader in the local community, FNCB has a responsibility to consider more than its own impact on the environment,” said FNCB President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Tokach. “We must also help raise awareness about the many ways a business can be more environmentally conscious. Selling the reusable bags and reducing our own carbon footprint are a few of the steps FNCB has taken that demonstrates our commitment to the environment.”
FNCB will be selling reusable tote bags for $2 at each of their 21 branches in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Monroe counties. The eco-friendly bag is made from 80% recycled plastic bottles. 100% of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Saint Joseph’s Center in Scranton. From left, Joseph Earyes, FNCB First Senior Vice President/Retail Banking Officer; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, IHM, Saint Joseph’s Center President and CEO; Steven Tokach, FNCB President and Chief Executive Officer; and Jerry A. Champi, FNCB Chief Operating Officer.
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