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Community Rallies For Eighth Annual Toy Share Drive

By  | January 4, 2019 | Filed under: News

Image result for bank independent toy share drive SHEFFIELD – Over 3,275 toys and $1,016 were donated to the eighth annual Bank Independent and WAFF48 Toy Share toy drive over the holidays, meeting 2018 goal totals and helping hundreds of families across seven counties.


“Toy Share is a program we look forward to every year thanks to our generous communities,” says Macke Mauldin, President of Bank Independent and CEO of its parent company BancIndependent, Inc.  “This was our 8th year partnering with charities to distribute toys to children right here within our local communities.  We want to express our gratitude to everyone who helped us make this Christmas brighter for our neighbors and friends.”


Since the first Toy Share drive in 2011, partner organizations have distributed 25,100 toys and over $7,370 to local families.  Toys were collected in all Bank sales offices and were presented to partnering charitable organizations for distribution to local families prior to Christmas Day.

Macke Mauldin


Recipient organizations included the Angel Tree Program in partnership with Lexington High School, Christmas Charities Year Round of Madison County, Committee on Church Cooperation of Morgan County, William Porter Foundation in the Shoals, Safeplace of the Shoals, Cornerstone Church in Lawrence County, Lauderdale County Christian Children’s Home, Department of Human Resources of Franklin County, Department of Human Resources of Lawrence County, Department of Human Resources of Limestone County, and Rogersville Volunteer Fire Department.


Toy Share was the last of four annual Share drives hosted by Bank Independent in 2018 to give back to the community as part of Bank Independent’s Helping Hands initiative.  The first Share drive of 2019, Shelter Share, will run throughout the month of February.  Shelter Share offers all Bank Independent locations as convenient donation points for pet food and supplies to be donated to area animal shelters.


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About Bank Independent


Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 28 traditional Sales Offices across north Alabama and one Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All of our employees reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at

Media Release/Sondra Koskey
Communications Officer
Bank Independent

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