paparazzi: Fifth Third bank celebrates 5/3 with donations to local charities
During its "week of giving," celebrated in conjunction with National Volunteer Month, Fifth Third Bank delivered 47 grants of $530 each to nonprofit organizations nominated by employees, with 11 going to Washtenaw County-area charitable organizations.
Each year, Fifth Third Bank celebrates its own holiday, Fifth Third Day, May 3 (5/3 on the calendar), by recognizing employees, thanking customers and supporting local charities. The theme of Fifth Third Day this year was "What Can We Do About Hunger?"
The bank's goal was to donate 53,000 meals to Feeding America of Michigan as well as contributing to other nonprofits based in communities the bank serves.
Events scheduled for the week of Fifth Third day included a customer appreciation event on April 30 with non-profit partners Ann Arbor Art Center and the Ann Arbor Symphony, and a day of volunteering in which Fifth Third employees gave their time to local food banks such as Forgotten Harvest and Food Gatherers.
Donations and check presentations were also made to 11 Washtenaw county nonprofit organizations including March of Dimes, The Foundation for Saline Area Schools, Ele's Place, the YMCA, Ann Arbor SPARK, The Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan, Washtenaw Literacy, SOS, Growing Hope, The Jewish Federation of Greater Ann Arbor and Food Gatherers.
Fifth Third Bank serves customers in eight southeastern Michigan counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Shiawassee, Livingston, Genesee and Washtenaw.
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