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Centier Bank Donates $1,000 to St. Margaret's House

October 15, 2020

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Centier Bank made a community donation to St. Margaret’s House, a center that serves women and children who live in economic poverty, at a recent check presentation ceremony.

The South Bend-based nonprofit day center provides meals, assistance, and addresses immediate needs, through a variety of programs to its clients.

Monica Abair, Branch Manager at Centier Bank’s Downtown Elkhart branch, said St. Margaret’s House provides a vital service to the community and unique programs for women to gain support and a sense of belonging.

“Centier Bank is grateful to serve as a community partner to St. Margaret’s House,” Abair explained. “We recognize their essential role to women and children in St. Joseph County, and we are more than happy to provide a contribution that will help them stock supplies and provide support.”

Kathy Schneider, Executive Director at St. Margaret’s House, said the donation will help provide nutritious meals, toiletries, and other immediate needs and services to women and children. It will also help cover additional expenses that were incurred because of the coronavirus pandemic, like to-go-ware for meals. 

“This donation means so much, because it will help women find support through St. Margaret's House in ways that allow them to take their next best step forward,” Schneider said. “We are grateful that Centier Bank sees value in our mission. We admire that they are willing to support agencies on a local level and honored that they were able to come on-site and see what we do.”

During the check presentation, representatives from Centier Bank also took a tour of St. Margaret’s House, to see the staff in action.

“That day, we served 75 women and children a ready-to-eat meal, carry-out style, along with a bag of breakfast foods for the following day,” Schneider added. “Women were given bags of fresh groceries to take home to feed themselves and their families.  Several women took showers and anyone that needed one on one help was able to receive attention from our guest services staff.”

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