Reno – First Independent Bank is joining with community organizations, the Hot August Nights Foundation and the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows to collect warm winter coats for Northern Nevada children who might otherwise go without.
During the month of September, the public is encouraged to support local children in need by dropping off a new or gently used winter coat at any First Independent Bank location in Reno, Sparks, Carson City or Fallon.
For the past four years, First Independent Bank has joined with the Hot August Nights Foundation to collect hundreds of coats which are then distributed to families by the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
“First Independent Bank is committed to help collect warm winter coats on behalf of those families that may not be able to afford them,” said Bob Francl, EVP, regional president, First Independent Bank. “We are always encouraged by the number of local businesses, community groups, clients and members of the general public who have contributed coats in the past, joining the efforts to support these families in the cold winter months.”
“As an organization, we look forward to this coat drive every year. When we’re approaching the colder months, it’s important to us that, as a community, we are cognizant about children who would be in need,” said Mike Whan, executive director of Hot August Nights and Hot August Nights Foundation. “Thanks to our community members and partners, we are able to help a significant amount of youth each year.”
Donated winter coats can be dropped off in September during normal business hours at the following First Independent Bank locations:
- Kietzke Lane – 5335 Kietzke Lane, Reno
- Robb Drive – 6290 Sharlands Avenue, Reno
- Sparks Industrial – 980 South McCarran Boulevard, Sparks
- Sparks Marina – 725 Sparks Boulevard, Sparks
- Carson City – 1818 East College Parkway, Carson City
- Fallon – 2061 West Williams Avenue, Fallon
All locations are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday.
Those unable to make it to a First Independent Bank location during the month of September can also donate a new or gently used winter coat during the Hot August Nights Fall Frenzy Show-n-Shine and annual Coat Drive on October 6, 2018, at Baldini’s Sports Casino in Sparks. Coats will be collected between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the “Show-n-Shine” area. Baldini’s is located at 865 S. Rock Boulevard, Sparks, Nevada 89431.
About First Independent Bank
First Independent Bank is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the go-to bank for business in its growing markets. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service to meet the needs of local businesses. With six offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Northern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance ranks #2 on the Forbes 2018 “Best Banks in America” list. For more information, visit firstindependentnv.com.
About Hot August Nights Foundation
The Hot August Nights Foundation—a registered 501(c)(3)—creates an instrument for individuals and businesses who share the Foundation’s mission to work together, providing in-need or at-risk children with a more meaningful and productive life through the availability of continuing and higher education. The Hot August Nights Foundation members volunteer their time to provide vital resources, including scholarships and volunteer needs, while supporting a variety of educational and assistance programs. For more information, call 775-356-1956 or visit HotAugustNights.net.