TS Bank employees delivered gifts to youth at the emergency shelter Children’s Square U.S.A. in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The $390 million, Council Bluffs-based bank has delivered the gifts for 11 straight years. This year, employees donated cash for games, snacks and supplies for the facility’s spiritual life and campus cottages programs.
“The year included a special color guard performance, children musicians and youth choir, plus opening presents and enjoying pizza to close out the evening,” a press release states. “Additionally, staff and counselors were recognized and provided a special surprise gift from TS Bank employees.”
The program is part of TS Bank’s broader community focus. Employees are given 50 hours of volunteer time off annually to use in their local communities.
“The annual event derived from a personal experience of CEO Josh Guttau and his wife, Shelly, who adopted their oldest daughter, Shianne,” the bank stated. “Each year, the Guttau family encourages TS Bank employees to spread the word about the increased need for foster care and to consider giving the gift of a home to kids at Children’s Square or other area shelters.”