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Celebrating “Coats and Shoes for Kids” 23rd Anniversary

Amarillo, TX – FirstBank Southwest (FBSW) is celebrating its 23rd year of sponsoring a community project geared toward children during the Christmas holidays. This year, the bank sponsored its “Coats and Shoes for Kids” drive in October and early November.

The project provides basic warm coats and shoes for children in need, in the Perryton elementary and middle schools. Coats are purchased by bank employees, and shoes are purchased by school staff, who have identified children without proper outerwear or safe shoes. They will be delivered to the schools before Thanksgiving. This year 186 coats and 115 pairs of shoes were provided.

In the last 23 years, private donations to the project provided 3,629 coats and 3,071 pairs of shoes for the children. Nurses report there is always a need for coats and shoes.

As a result of the disaster that occurred, Perryton is still in need of funds, as they depleted most of their funds due to the high need this year. No school money or taxpayer funds are used in this project. For more information, contact FirstBank Southwest Perryton Branch at 806.435.3676.

FirstBank Southwest (“FBSW”) was founded in 1907 and family-owned since 1934. FirstBank Southwest is a dynamic 1.7+ billion regional bank that has the privilege of serving the families and businesses of the Texas Panhandle, DFW Metroplex, and Austin and San Antonio metro markets. It is the mission of FBSW to be the preferred community bank in the great state of Texas by providing focused financial services for commercial customers and retail customers. Get social with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Visit us on our webpage at:


Rachel Smith, Marketing Director, 806.354.5245, [email protected]

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