People often wonder as they are standing in the checkout line at ALCO, ‘do I really need this? Surely there is something more important I could be using this money on.’ Well now you can have the best of both worlds thanks to First National Bank’s Flier Community Cards program,
The program offers the customers at the bank a brand new consumer debit card with one of four Flandreau Flier backgrounds on it. After each signature-based purchase you make using your debit card, a portion of that purchase will go back to Flandreau Public School.
Although the bank has been philanthropic towards the school for many years, this gives the citizens of Flandreau a way to give back as well.
It is very simple to get started. If you are an existing customer of the bank, you can go in and in a matter of minutes have your new card picked out and sent to you. You are not required to open a new bank account to have a Flier Community Card. The card simply replaces your existing card.
If you are a new customer, just head into the bank, sign up, and you are on your way to making a financial impact on the school just by buying things you normally would.
“It's a great way to support our school. We are very privileged to have such caring patrons in our community,” said Rick Weber, Superintendent at Flandreau Public School.
The bank has yet to decide how often they will present the money to the school, but it will be at least annually, giving the school a little extra cash for their programs.
The bank is unsure how much money it will raise each year but one employee predicted it would be a ‘fairly significant amount.’ The school plans on using 2013’s money on scholarship and art programs at the school.
First National Bank started their community card program in Brandon at the beginning of the 2012-13 school year and has since started expanding into their other rural communities such as Flandreau, Harrisburg, Dell Rapids and Baltic. For the complete article see the 01-23-2013 issue.
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