WAYNE – A local business in northeast Nebraska recently donated to the Wayne Coat Closet as the colder temperatures set in.
According to a release from State Nebraska Bank & Trust, the bank hosted their first winter coat drive last month.
The bank collected over 230 items of winter clothing for the Wayne Coat Closet. This donation included $500 of newly purchased winter clothes thanks to a special #500forGood grant from FHLBank Topeka, which asked banks how they would use $500 to improve their community.
After being selected as one of 26 grant recipients in a four-state region, SNB used the $500 to shop locally in Wayne and buy 14 coats, eight pairs of snow boots and four snow pants, all in children’s sizes.
The Wayne Coat Closet can be found in First Presbyterian Church at 216 West Third Street in Wayne, with Pastor Teresa Bartlett overseeing the volunteers who sort and organize clothing. Pastor Bartlett said, “we are so thankful for all these donations, especially now with the colder temps and a need to build up our inventory.”
Wayne County residents may use the Wayne Coat Closet by scheduling an appointment. Call the Wayne Coat Closet at 402-375-2669 with any questions. Also, like Wayne Coat Closet – First Presbyterian Church on Facebook or visit www.fpcwayne.com for more information.
Founded in 1892, State Nebraska Bank & Trust has been serving the Wayne community for nearly 130 years. Run by the same family for five generations, it is the only bank locally owned in Wayne. For more information, visit www.statenebank.com.