Arvest Bank associates raised more than $28,000 through participation in “Jeans Days” in 2012 for donation to various Northwest Arkansas charities.
Arvest Bank branches throughout Northwest Arkansas participate in the “Jeans Days” program, either regularly each week or periodically throughout the year. Each associate gives a donation, usually between $2 and $5, to wear jeans to work on the designated days. Those funds are collected and donated throughout the year to more than 40 charities.
“Each community bank decides how it conducts its ‘Jeans Days,’” said Donny Story, Chief Executive Officer and President of Arvest Bank in Fayetteville. “It is a fun way for Arvest associates to enjoy a casual business day at the office while helping our customers and communities as we work.”
Among the many local charities receiving donations for 2012 were Ozark Guidance Center, EOA Children’s House, 7hills Homeless Center, Prairie Grove Senior Center, Manna Center and Rebuilding Together NWA.
Arvest Bank associates have been participating in the “Jeans Days” donations since 1992.