Highland Bank’s Community Involvement Program (CIP) is designed to make our communities stronger by reciprocating support given to the bank by the customers and communities that we serve.
Our Employees are Given Paid Time Off to Volunteer
With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. The benefits of volunteering are enormous to people in need, our communities and our employees. Helping others kindles happiness, reduces stress, and provides a sense of purpose. Our employees are encouraged to volunteer, on the clock! In 2017 the bank donated over 400 hours to employees for volunteer activities at local charities, and non-profit organizations. Each quarter, some employees lose their business attire and sport hairnets – at least when we’re serving lunch to children at the Crisis Nursery.
2017 Employee Volunteerism
CROSS—Helping Hands Reaching Out
Highland Bank employees volunteered at CROSS in Rogers, a non-profit organization that provides services, food, and household supplies at little-to-no cost to families and individuals in need. We organized donations and assembled more than 80 Easter baskets and decorative bags with plastic eggs, candy, and small toys for children and teens.
Arc Greater Twin Cities
Highland Bank employees unpacked, sorted, and stocked clothing and other donated items at Arc’s Value Village in Bloomington. Our group’s efforts helped generate $5,800 in salable inventory. Proceeds from Arc’s Value Village benefit children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families through the work of parent organization, Arc Greater Twin Cities.