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Old Fort Bank collects winter apparel, Toys for Tots donations


Old Fort Banking Company

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Associates at OFBC’s Findlay Financial Center poses with Toys for Tots representatives and the items collected for community members in need.

(TIFFIN, OH) — Old Fort Banking Company is pleased to announce that it has collected hundreds of items for donation to local community members in need, via the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Foundation, and the Bank’s annual Winter Weather Apparel Drive.

Hosted annually during November and December, Old Fort Bank’s Winter Weather Apparel Drive seeks donations of new or gently-used coats, hats, boots, scarves and gloves. This year, a grand total of 163 pairs of gloves, 129 coats, 121 hats, 29 scarves, seven pairs of boots, six pairs of socks, two pairs of snow pants and seven other items were collected.

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Fostoria Universal Banker Ivy Loomis drops off coats to Judy from The Free Store at High Street Methodist Church in Fostoria

Many of the donations were made to The Free Store at High Street United Methodist Church and Caring Hands in Fostoria due to high need, however items were also distributed to Seneca County Salvation Army, Hancock County Coats for Christmas, Clyde Food Pantry, Sandusky County Share and Care and Xenia Salvation Army.

In addition to the Winter Weather Apparel Drive, each Old Fort Bank financial center served as a collection site for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Each year, the foundation delivers millions of gifts to children in need during the holidays, ranging in age from newborn to 12 years old.

“We’d like to thank our local community members who supported these initiatives and donated to our apparel drive, or Toys for Tots,” said Old Fort Banking Company President and CEO Michael Spragg. “We are grateful for these opportunities to assist the communities we serve, and happy to help bring both warmth and joy to local families this winter and holiday season.”

Established in 1916, Old Fort Banking Company has assets totaling approximately $570 million. Old Fort is a recognized leader in community banking throughout the area, and prides itself on providing prompt, professional and personal client service. The Old Fort Banking Company proudly serves Allen, Greene, Hancock, Sandusky, Seneca and Wood Counties, with financial centers in Bettsville, Clyde, Findlay, Fostoria, Fremont, Old Fort, Tiffin, Sugarcreek Township and Xenia. The bank also operates a commercial loan production office in Lima.


Elizabeth C. Riggs is marketing officer for Old Fort Banking Company, 33 E. Market St., Tiffin, 419-580-2082, eriggs@oldfortbank.com.