Whether it be our Kentucky or Tennessee communities, Planters Bank and its employees are major investors in the towns we live and work in. Whether it's our time spent giving back to the organizations that can make a difference in the future of our communities, or if it's an opportunity to donate to support a community initiative, Planters Bank is committed throughout Western Kentucky in our Hopkinsville, Princeton, Dawson Springs, Sebree, Providence and Sturgis offices, as well as our Clarksville Commerce, Rossview, Sango or Hilldale branches.
One of our favorite times of year is during our Season of Giving. Planters Bank's Season of Giving begins in October and ends in December. During the Season of Giving, we have a little extra fun with our donations - each of our branch locations choose a local non-profit that they would like to raise funds for to support the valuable work that organization does, and then we get the community involved!
The non-profits chosen for the Season of Giving will be featured on the Planters Bank social media, both on Facebook and Twitter. During their featured week, and continuing on throughout the Season of Giving, that featured non-profit is eligible to receive up to a $750 donation from likes, shares or retweets of the posts featured on the Planters Bank page! For each featured post "like", the non-profit earns $1. For each featured post "share", the non-profit earns $2. Additionally, each time that non-profit is mentioned during a "check-in" at their Planters Bank location, they get an additional opportunity to receive a donation of $2 per check-in! Posts just need to be made public so we're able to see them and count them. And because we had such enthusiasm in 2015, during our 2016 Season of Giving, we're watching from October through December to see which non-profit gets the most activity on our page (even after they've met the maximum donation!) - one lucky organization will win the Season of Giving bonus of $250 for the most likes, shares, retweets or check-ins on the Planters Bank social media channels throughout the entire time period.
We're taking it a step further this year during Season of Giving at Planters Bank locations. Each branch will be selling local coffee from Clarksville-based Lasaters Coffee, as well as syrup from Princeton-based Newsom's Old Mill Store throughout the months of October, November and December. Each time a purchase of one of these items is made in the branch, that branch's featured non-profit will receive 100% of the proceeds of that purchase. We'll even have bundles of coffee & syrup - the perfect "feel-good" gift for the holidays! Additionally, when a checking or savings account is opened during the Season of Giving and the chosen non-profit is mentioned, Planters Bank will donate an additional $25 to that branch's Season of Giving non-profit organization. Your customer service representative will go over the minimums and length of time the account must be open in order to qualify, so make sure you stop in and help your favorite organization earn additional donations!
Follow along on Facebook and Twitter to watch for your non-profit's featured week, and make sure to stop in your local Planters Bank branch to support the following organizations: