Community Giving for the Holidays
Especially during the holidays, our customers help us put the "community" in "community banking!" We invite you to participate in our Holiday donating, volunteering and festivities in our five Sonoma County branches. Make this holiday season memorable with the many opportunities to adopt a Secret Santa Heart, volunteer, or donate to your favorite nonprofit organization.
It's A Wonderful Life in Sonoma County!
Buy a Bell and Ring in the Holiday Spirit!
This holiday season, you have been buying jingle bells from Summit State Bank, Oliver's Market and Costeaux French Bakery, and you have helped raise over $5,000 to help fund unfulfilled Secret Santa letters! This inaugural fundraiser is a wonderful success because of you and our generous community! You can still celebrate the wonderful life in Sonoma County by:
Think Local. Give Local. Bank Local!
Get inspired by George Bailey about the signficance of banking local with this powerful video. 'Tis the season to bank local, give local and think local!
Special $1,000 Random Acts of Kindness
Did you submit your idea for our $1,000 Random Acts of Kindness? All year, Summit has sponsored KZST's Random Acts of Kindness, giving $100 to unsuspecting people for doing random acts of kindness observed in our community. This November, Summit State Bank and KZST asked listeners for their ideas for a $1,000 Random Acts of Kindness event, and here were the top 10, totalling to the largest Random Acts of Kindness in history:
- Give $100 to a teacher to spend on their class
- Go to a pharmacy and pay for someone's medications
- Go to a restaurant or coffee shop and pay for as many people as you can with $100
- Go to the pos office and pay for everyone's shipping
- Go to a Christmas tree lot and pay for a family's Christmas tree
- Go to the JC book store and pay for $100 worth of school supplies, books, etc
- Wait at the red Salvation Army kettle and give a $100 bill to someone who drops in a little money
- Go to a laundromat and pay for as many people's laundry as possible
- Find someone who holds the door open for a stranger
- Brent's special surprise Random Act
Want to give in your community but don't know where to start?
Click here to see the many organizations we support throughout the year. Feel free to contact Elaina Hunt, Director of Marketing and Community Relations, at (707) 568-4937 for more information about how to donate or get involved with any of these organizations.
Fulfill a Secret Santa Heart Wish!
Browse through the Secret Santa Hearts at any of our branches, and give a gift to someone who may not get any other gifts this year.
For a list of volunteer opportunities, visit Volunteer Now!