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Bank of the Islands recently made its latest non-profit donation through its “We Love Our Islands” program. The lucky winner, Leslie Palmer, was spotted with a “We Love Our Islands” decal on her vehicle, winning her the right to select which local non-profit organization would receive a charitable contribution from Bank of the Islands. Palmer chose to donate the bank’s $200 to CROW, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife. That donation marks $84,300 given away to date through Bank of the Islands’ We Love Our Islands program.
“We work very closely with CROW on Taste of the Islands and other initiatives,” said Willy Ocasio, Bank of the Islands Vice President and Sanibel-Captiva Office Manager. “They care for injured wildlife and provide great educational programs, on our islands and throughout Southwest Florida. This donation is a great way to show how much we appreciate being your island bank!”
All islanders are invited to visit the bank’s Sanibel or Captiva office to learn more about the “We Love Our Islands” program and how you and your favorite charity can become our next lucky winners.
Bank of the Islands, a name synonymous with island community banking since 1974, is located at 1699 Periwinkle Way, at the corner of Casa Ybel Road, on Sanibel. The Captiva office is at 14812 Captiva Drive, next to the Captiva Post Office. As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on the islands, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of 44 “Best of the Islands” awards since 1999, including being chosen the Best Island Bank for 21 years straight.