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Prevail Bank will match donations up to $1,000

Prevail Bank encourages the Medford community to donate to the Medford School District’s CARES Model this holiday season; Prevail will match those donations up to $1,000. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the Prevail Bank – Medford branch at 675 East Broadway Avenue from November 21 – December 12.

“We chose this organization because it provides free mental health and social emotional counseling to students and their families in the Medford school system,” said Kori Miller, Prevail Bank’s Branch Manager. “We all need a little therapy from time to time. For some, the services are literally a life-saver.”

Anyone can contribute; a person does not need to be a bank customer to participate. The Prevail Bank branch in Medford will also accept, on behalf of the CARES Model program, donations of new fidget toys, pop-its, silly putty, sketch books, travel size games, rubix cubes, squishy stress balls, yarn, crayons, markers, and adult/children coloring books all year round.

Prevail Bank’s other branches are collecting monetary donations as well, but for a nonprofit within their own community. The Prevail Bank Baraboo branch chose the Sauk County Children’s Giving Tree --- Marshfield chose the Personal Development Center (PDC), a domestic abuse shelter --- Medford, the Medford Area Public Schools CARES model that provides mental health and social emotional counseling free of charge --- Owen, the Owen- Withee Food Pantry. [Worthy of note: The Owen-Withee Lions Club will also match the donations Prevail Bank collects, up to $1,000, for the benefit of the pantry.] --- The Phillips branch chose the Health Alliance of Price County ---- Stevens Point, United Way of Portage County ---- Wausau, The Hagar House, a home for single mothers in crisis --- Wisconsin Rapids chose Park Place Adult Day Services. And, the Eau Claire branch literally has a Giving Tree in its lobby for community members to choose a paper ornament that identifies a child’s sex, age, and gift request (something practical, something fun) this holiday season. Participants are encouraged to purchase, wrap, and bring those items back to the Eau Claire branch by December 12. Gift distribution is managed confidentially by Eau Claire County.

Prevail Bank is a federally chartered savings bank founded in 1934 with assets of $833 million with offices in Eau Claire, Baraboo, Marshfield, Medford, Owen, Phillips, Stevens Point, Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids.