Chelsea State Bank donated $2,241.68 to Shop with a Cop on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The dollars raised for this donation included jean money from employees of the bank as well as customer donations from October and December.
More than 10 years ago, Chelsea State Bank employees kicked off a Blue Jeans for Charity fund to raise money for local charities. Employees donate $3 per person each week, which allows them to wear jeans to work on Fridays.
The bank then matches the employee donations for the selected non-profit donation. Bank customers also contribute dollars through a donation drive. The Shop with a Cop drive took place in each of the branches and drive-thru locations in October and December, 2022.
“Shop with a Cop provides such a significant service in Washtenaw County, and it is our distinct honor to be able to provide this cause with an annual donation,” said Joanne Rau, president and CEO in a press release. “Our employees and customers truly care for our communities, and this is one more way we are able to give back to our neighbors.”
“For many of these families, if it weren’t for the Washtenaw Shop with a Cop program, they would not have back to school supplies or a holiday celebration,” said Lieutenant Katrina Robinson, WCSO Police Services. “These events provide local police officers an opportunity to engage hundreds of children in a positive environment and allows them to experience some magic, while empowering the children to bring magic to their families, too.”
We are so grateful to the greater Washtenaw Community for their support of this program for over two decades. We couldn’t bring the magic without your help, she said.
About Shop with a Cop
The purpose of the event is to foster positive relationships between youth and officers. Young kids are selected each year during the end-of-the-year holiday season to shop at Meijer to purchase gifts for members of their immediate family.
About Chelsea State Bank
Chelsea State Bank is a full-service financial institution with offices in Chelsea and Dexter. The bank was formed 125 years ago by local business leaders to provide timely financial solutions to individuals, families, and businesses in the community. This tradition of community service continues today.
For more information, please call 734-475-1355 or visit www.chelseastate.bank. Member FDIC.