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Amarillo, TX – FirstBank Southwest (FBSW ) is proud to partner with the Amarillo Area Foundation #ThePanhandleGives event as a monetary drop off location. The campaign begins on Monday, November 23 through December 1, which is known nationally as #GivingTuesday.

#ThePanhandleGives is a Panhandle wide effort to raise the awareness of the nonprofit needs for communities across the 26-county region of the Texas Panhandle, as well as the monetary needs nonprofit organizations have during this critical time of year.

Donors who wish to give offline can make donations at any FirstBank Southwest location throughout the Panhandle. FBSW has locations in Amarillo, Hereford, Perryton, Booker, and Pampa. There, donors can designate their donation to a charity in the memo line or make an undesignated donation to the Amplification Fund at the Amarillo Area Foundation. All donations to the fund will be distributed amongst the participating nonprofit organizations.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there will be a virtual “kick-off” through Facebook Live Monday, November 23, at 9:00 am, as well as area news station’s Facebook pages and websites. This year, Asha Curran, Co-Founder and CEO of Giving Tuesday, will share about the global perspective and kick off #ThePanhandleGives campaign.

ABOUT FIRSTBANK SOUTHWEST
FirstBank Southwest (FBSW) has nine banking center locations in Amarillo, Booker, Hereford, Pampa, and Perryton, Texas. It is the mission of FirstBank Southwest to be the preferred community bank in the greater Texas Panhandle by providing focused financial services for commercial customers and retail customers. For more than 100 years, FirstBank Southwest has met the needs of those working and living in The Panhandle. Learn more at www.fbsw.com.

ABOUT THE AMARILLO AREA FOUNDATION
The Amarillo Area Foundation is the only community foundation serving Texas’ northernmost 26 counties. Since its inception in 1957 and into the future, the Foundation provides grants and services to strengthen nonprofit organizations. Learn more and give now at www.thepanhandlegives.org.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Rachel Smith, Marketing Director at FirstBank Southwest, 2401 S. Georgia, Amarillo, TX 79120, 806.354.5245, [email protected]

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