Highland News Leader

Local banks collecting for needy

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust is again having its annual Christmas stocking drive to help those less fortunate in our local community during the holiday season. Stockings can be picked up at any local First Mid branch and filled with items such as hats, gloves, scarves, personal hygiene products, or toys. Please return the stockings to First Mid by Monday, Nov. 30. They will be donated to Highland Area Christian Service Ministry.

FCB Banks is collecting “Coats for Cuties” through Nov. 13. “Coats for Cuties” is a drive to collect new and gently used coats, hats, gloves and scarfs for children attending kindergarten through sixth grade. You can drop off donations at the FCB Highland Bank location, 111 Walnut St., or at any of the bank’s 14 locations. A box is located in the lobby.

The coats, hats, gloves and scarves collected will be distributed to area schools to give to local children who are in need of warm clothing for winter.