Midland States Bank supports home ownership program

The City of Kankakee, Ill., in partnership with Midland States Bank, Effingham, Ill., announced the launch of the Kankakee Homebuyer Incentive Program. The program will help make homeownership possible with assistance for down payment and/or closing costs and will be open to those individuals wishing to purchase a home within the Kankakee City limits.
“I am very excited about this partnership with Midland States Bank as the investment in this program demonstrates Midland’s commitment to community reinvestment and social responsibility,” said Mayor Chasity Wells-Armstrong. [Continue]

Bears & Blankets bring comfort

Employees of Winona National Bank, Winona, Minn., helped give comfort to those in need, delivering 539 items collected through its annual Bears & Blankets drive. Winona National collected the items Nov. 24 through Dec. 11 at its three offices. Employees delivered the items to 12 local organizations, and those organizations will distribute the items to those in need of comfort throughout the year. [Continue]

Wells Fargo volunteers, donates to keep kids warm

Volunteers from Wells Fargo & Co., delivered more than 50,000 coats to students in 11 schools across Chicago. This is the eighth consecutive year the bank has participated in the donation program. Wells Fargo’s Coats for Kids campaign raised nearly $180,000 from employee donations, company contributions, and private matching grants to buy 10,000 jackets. Wells Fargo employees in Chicago have raised nearly $1 million since the local program launched in 2009. [Continue]