It’s an Elf’s Life

Christmas is right around the corner and the BBOK elves are busy bringing joy to children’s lives at the Wichita Children’s Home and EmberHope.

This is one of our favorite traditions at BBOK – giving thanks by donating gifts to children in need on behalf of all the banks in the BBOK network in lieu of Christmas greetings. In addition, BBOK employees sweeten the pot with personal donations throughout the month of October, which is doubled by BBOK. Once the final tally is calculated, our elves get shopping for all the items on the children’s wish lists. We scour the sales (some even brave Black Friday shopping) to find the perfect presents. The lists are filled with a little bit of everything from necessities like clothes and bath items to toys and books. It is such a magnificent sight to see all the gifts stacked under the BBOK Christmas tree.

Our hope for each of you is that your holiday is filled with a special tradition that warms your heart and gives you a moment to pause to reflect on your blessings. On behalf of everyone at BBOK, we wish you a happy holiday season and prosperous New Year.

The Kansas Correspondent – 3rd Quarter 2019