In 2011, Independent Bank associates across the state raised $10,623 for local charities simply by wearing jeans! During special “Casual Because We Care” days, associates dress casual for a day in return for making a small donation.

In the Bay City, North Branch, Sebewaing, Troy and Alpena areas, Independent Bank associates raised $7,928 in donations. The donations are used to help individuals in need or are given to local charities including local food pantries, the Humane Society, Relay For Life, Hospice and more.

In the Lansing in Battle Creek area, associates raised $2,695 in donations. The charities that received donations included the Charitable Union, Capital Area Humane Society, Eaton County Great Start and Toys for Tots.

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