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Aug 29, 2022

Donation to Kids’ Corps helps low-income children reach their full potential

First National Bank Alaska is giving today to shape a brighter tomorrow

ANCHORAGE, AK – First National Bank Alaska, which opened in 1922, is marking a century of business by investing in the success of Alaskans for the next 100 years and beyond. As part of the centennial celebrations in 2022, each of the bank’s branches will make a meaningful donation to a local community organization to help shape a brighter tomorrow for all Alaskans.

First National’s Muldoon Branch recently donated emergency clothing and diapers to Kids’ Corps, Inc., including underwear, socks, pants, shirts and more. Kids’ Corps serves Anchorage’s low-income families from  nine locations, with 260 children enrolling in their Head Start programs each year. These comprehensive programs promote sound intellectual, physical, social and emotional growth, helping prepare children from birth to five years old for school success.

“Emergency clothing is needed regularly and rarely gets returned to the centers. This donation will help us provide additional emergency clothing, and diapers are always needed,” said Kids’ Corps Executive Director Dirk Shumaker.

Kids’ Corps has been banking with First National’s Muldoon Branch since 2003. The Muldoon Branch is “First National proud” to help kids reach their full potential.

First National has 28 locations in 19 communities across the state. Each year, First National contributes about $1 million to charities and community events in Alaska through cash and other in-kind donations. We are proud to help Alaskans overcome challenges, succeed, and thrive.

Other recent donations through First National’s Giving Today, Shaping Tomorrow program include Seward Branch to SeaView Community Services, Healy Branch to Neighbor to Neighbor, Kodiak Branch to Kodiak Women's Resource & Crisis Center, Metro Branch to Abused Women's Aid in Crisis, Dimond Branch to Covenant House Alaska, Kuskokwim Branch to Bethel Winter House, and Soldotna Branch to Sterling Area Senior Citizens.

Alaska’s community bank since 1922, First National proudly meets the financial needs of Alaskans by providing banking services across Alaska, the nation and around the world. In 2021, American Banker recognized First National as a “Best Bank to Work For” for the fourth year in a row, and Anchorage Daily News readers voted the bank one of the state’s top three financial institutions for the third year in a row in the ADN “Best of Alaska” Awards. In 2022, Alaska Business readers voted the bank the “Best of Alaska Business” in the Best Place to Work category for the seventh year in a row and Best Bank/Credit Union for a second time.

First National Bank Alaska is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.




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