Community Bank of Northern Wisconsin takes pride in its connection with the community. Our employees are active members in the community and volunteer regularly to many activities and charitable organizations, including
Lion's Club Christmast Project
We all recognize that the holiday season is generally a time for remembering others. Josh Villella, VP/Senior Lender of CBNWI, recognized this and took some time to give back in his community.
Working with the Lion's Club of Shell Lake and Spooner, Josh helped to deliver food, clothing and toys to over 200 families in the area, including 300 children.
The program Josh contributed his time to is the Lion's Club Christmas Fund. For many years, the Lion's Club has taken time and effort to collect donations from local people and businesses. They then go to community outreach organizations and gather names of eligible families. They use donated funds to buy for these families much needed food and clothing. This past year, they put together all their donations and purchases beginning December 19th and 20th, and then delivered the gift baskets of food and presents to the families on December 21st.
Josh has been participating in this program for 9 years. He is one of 30-40 community members to contribute to this noble effort.
We would like to extend a thank you to the Lion's Club, Josh and all the other volunteers for so graciously giving their time to ensure others could have a happy holidy seasons.
Josh Villella setting out to deliver food, clothing and presents to families in Washburn County with the Lion's Club Christmas Fund project.
Feed My Starving Children 2012
On September 22, 2012, 15 employees of CBNWI again donated their free time to the efforts to end worldwide childhood hunger through Feed My Starving Children and the Rice Lake Rotary Club MobilePack Event.
A total of 105 community members volunteered. The day consisted of weighing and assembling ingredients into meal packages at the Rice Lake High School cafeteria. The ingredients were predetermined based on their nutritional concentration and the nutritional needs of malnourished children.
At this event, the volunteers from CBNWI and the other volunteers packed 27,648 meals in two hours—enough to feed 76 children for a year!!
Janice Saffert was one of the CBNWI volunteers who attended the MobilePack event. “This was my second year participating and I don’t intend to miss another opportunity to donate my time because it is so rewarding!”