Peoples is celebrating the holiday season by giving back to our communities with the 12 Days of Christmas from Peoples! Watch our list grow throughout the holiday season as we share stories of our employees performing random acts of kindness in their communities. It’s 12 days of giving, dozens of photos and hundreds of smiles. Enjoy the spirit of the season with us.
On the First Day of Christmas at Peoples kicks off with Amy Young, branch manager, Andy Jensen and Gary Brainard, customer service representatives, at our Eagle River location, who teamed up with the VFW on Saturday, December 9. Amy and her daughter, Lily (dressed as an elf) handed out toys from Grandma’s Toy Box in Eagle River to all the kids who came to see Santa and enjoy some ice cream. Denny Geis, VFW 8637 Post Commander said, “Thank you so much for being here today and for all you do in the community.” #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs.
On the Second Day of Christmas at Peoples, Paula from our Wausau-Stewart Avenue location donated wrist guards, knee and elbow pads, and helmets purchased from Central Board to the Wausau area Boys & Girls Club on Thursday, December 14. She was also joined by Peoples State Bank’s new CFO, Mark Oldenberg. Angela from the Boys & Girls Club said, “I think every single piece was already used last night and the kids really love the new helmets.” Thanks to Paula’s generosity, the kids from the Boys& Girls Club will be able to skateboard with new safety equipment. #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs.
On the Third Day of Christmas from Peoples Cory Erickson, branch manager from our Minocqua location, bought Christmas gifts for one student in need at MHLT Elementary School, Arbor Vitae - Woodruff School, and Lakeland Union High School. Cory brought joy to three families in the Minocqua area that could otherwise not provide presents to their kids on Christmas. He also dropped off Peoples coffee mugs with coffee and Christmas cupcakes to bring some holiday cheer for the office staff at these amazing schools. #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs.
On the Fourth Day of Christmas from Peoples, Tiffany from our Stewart Avenue location brought holiday cheer to our local community. She surprised random shoppers at the Trig’s grocery store while they were in the check-out line and purchased their groceries. One of the recipients said, “Thank you to Peoples as this is one of the reasons I use your bank.” #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs
On the Fifth Day of Christmas from Peoples, our Marathon location chose to bring some holiday cheer to the residents at Copperleaf, Marathon’s assisted living facility. Tony, Kaci, Jackie, Lisa, Kathy & Marlena along with their children Alyssa, Cameron, Jackson and Kenzie brought gifts, bingo prizes, homemade cookies and Christmas carols played by Marlena and Alyssa on their flutes. They played bingo with the residents and visited the ones unable to join the BINGO game and hand delivered their gifts with some cookies. The residents were extremely excited with this holiday surprise and hugs from the kids. Thank you to the wonderful staff who assisted us on our fifth day of Christmas. #RandomActsOfKindness#PeepsRandomActs
Kari Solomonson, vice president, retail team leader from our Stewart Avenue location and Jaci Kell, branch manager, from Eastside, donated pillows and bedding to the Salvation Army transitional living center. They didn’t stop there! Kari and Jaci brought cookies for the noon meal and stayed to help serve the meal to the guests. We would like to thank Donna from the Salvation Army for assisting us!#RandomActsOfKindness#PeepsRandomActs
Katie and JoEllen from our Stewart Avenue location bought lotions, hair bands, batteries, sandwich bags, chocolates, bag clips, cookies, beef jerky and baskets to bring some holiday cheer to the residents at the Randlin Homes. Many of the items would be used for their holiday party. Thank you, Tammy from the Randlin Homes, for all your hard work and help. #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs
Dawn Borchardt from our Weston location delivered 170 goodie bags filled with holiday cheer to Principal Sarah Trimner and Assistant Principal Trena Loomans at Weston Elementary. The Weston branch had fun filling the bags with food, snacks, and special treats from the bank. Weston Elementary was very thankful for the generous donation to its students in need! #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs
Jan Mueller, branch manager at our Rib Mountain location, visited the Veterans Weekly Cup-of-Coffee meeting at Denny’s in Rothschild. She gave the veterans hats and bought them coffee and pancakes for breakfast. An average of 55 veterans meet at Denny’s each week to provide support for each other and information of interest to veterans. They were very appreciative of the donation. #RandomActsOfKindness#PeepsRandomActs
Employees from our Rhinelander offices visited the James Beck Cancer Center at Ascension St. Mary's Hospital to brighten their day. Peoples staff, Deb, Jamie, Anne, and Cindy put together care packages filled with thoughtful gifts and supplies to provide comfort for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy treatments in the hospital. #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs
Nicole, Ashley and Brittany from our Wausau-Stewart Avenue location made baskets filled with snacks, coffee, hot cocoa, gift cards, and Peoples coffee mugs and pizza cutters and delivered them to Everest Metro Police Department, Rothschild Police Department, Kronenwetter Police Department, Wausau Police Department, Wausau Fire Department, Riverside Fire District, and South Area Fire and Emergency Response District in Rib Mountain and Weston. The baskets were given to show their appreciation for these agencies and everything they sacrifice to keep us safe. We also received generous gift card donations for the baskets from County Market, Sconni’s, Milwaukee Burger Company, BB Jacks, Wausau Mine, and Subway. #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs
Tony Braun, market leader at our Marathon location, delivered 131 pounds of processed ham, pork chops and steaks to The Neighbors' Place in Wausau. Tony had purchased the animal on behalf of Peoples State Bank at the Market Animal Sale from this year’s Wisconsin Valley Fair. Peoples wanted to donate half of the meat to The Neighbors' Place to help combat hunger in our community over the winter season. Pictured along with Tony are Kathy Rubino, Food, Furniture & Basic Needs Bank Director and Tom Rau, Executive Director from The Neighbors' Place. #RandomActsOfKindness #PeepsRandomActs
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