Bank Employees Wear Blue Jeans to Help Build GREAT Futures for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Club Members
    May 17, 2019: On Friday, May 17 – employees of First Merchant’s Bank dressed casual for a cause. As part of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Blue Jeans for Blue “Club” Doors, employees paid a small fee to wear Blue Jeans on Friday, May 17. By wearing Blue Jeans, employees raised $450 which they proudly donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana.
    “When you really look at the positive impact Boys & Girls Clubs in our greater Northwest Indiana have on our communities, and the opportunities they provide for kids – our First Merchants employees were all in for this campaign,” states Rene Martin, vice president – relationship manager III for First Merchants Bank. “It is amazing what Clubs do for kids – especially when you look at their annual outcomes. At least 73% of Club teens volunteer for their community once a month; 97% of Club members report abstaining from cigarette use; and 89% of Club members stated that when in a leadership position, they make sure everyone feels important. This is what they are learning in Clubs that are positioned in our communities. Our bank is proud to give back to Clubs that give to kids.”
    Interested in running a Blue Jeans for Blue “Club” Doors campaign? Contact Buffy Adams, vice president, mission advancement for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana by calling (219) 764-2582 or emailing badams@bgcgreaternwi.org.
    About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana:
    Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter and Lake County youth for 64 years! Clubs are open after school and provide great places for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are open during holidays and in the summer. Annual membership is only $35.00. For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact your local Club by calling (219) 764-2582 or visiting bgcgreaternwi.org. Great Futures Start HERE.

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