Linda Nadeau, right, SIS Bank’s Assistant to Senior Management, presents Erin Smullen of the Sanford Salvation Army with a check for $368 raised from Bank employees during the recent “Casual for a Cause” day. The money will go toward the purchase of winter coats, hats and mittens to accompany those collected during the Coats for Kids drive. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Linda Nadeau, right, SIS Bank’s Assistant to Senior Management, presents Erin Smullen of the Sanford Salvation Army with a check for $368 raised from Bank employees during the recent “Casual for a Cause” day. The money will go toward the purchase of winter coats, hats and mittens to accompany those collected during the Coats for Kids drive. SUBMITTED PHOTO

SANFORD — Each winter, SIS Bank, as part of the Maine Bankers Association, takes part in the Coats for Kids initiative to help make sure every child in the state stays warm throughout this chilly season. 

SIS employees and customers collected coats, hats and other outerwear, which were then donated to the Salvation Army of Sanford, Maine, for distribution to area youth in need for the sixth consecutive year.

Items collected at SIS’s Portsmouth, New Hampshire, branch stayed in the area to benefit children in the Seacoast community.

To cover any sizes or items that are in high demand, SIS also held a “Casual for a Cause Day,” on which employees could contribute $3 (or more) to wear jeans to work on a weekend.

A total of $368 was raised through that effort and subsequently donated to the Salvation Army, which used the funds to purchase any additional warm items that were needed. 

“We’re thrilled to be a part of the heartwarming efforts of the Maine Bankers Association and the Salvation Army to keep families safe and comfortable this time of year,” said SIS President Blaine Boudreau. “We’d also like to thank Pratt Abbott for their contribution to the Coats for Kids cause, as they generously volunteer to clean and sort each donated article before distribution every year.”

Founded in 1933 and headquartered in Sanford, with additional branch locations in Springvale, South Sanford, Limerick, Buxton, Waterboro, Wells and York, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, SIS is a mutual savings bank that operates solely for the benefit of its deposit and loan customers and is focused on giving back to the communities where it serves.

Deposits are insured in full by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. SIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Housing Lender.

For more information, please visit their eBranch at banksis.com, Facebook page at Facebook.com/banksis or call 324-2285.