Dieterich Bank Kicks off 2020 Charity of Choice with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Dieterich Bank recently donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Effingham county. Back row, from left: Dieterich Bank Employees Jason Semple, Nancy Bloemker, Brenda Kroeger, Courtney Mersman, Amber Benson, Nikki Bloemer, and Chuck Deters. Front row, from left: BBBS Program Director Christy Mesnard, BBBS Little Sister Brooklyn, Enrollment and Matching Specialist Tiffany Wilkinson, and Ali Etter, Dieterich Bank.

 Dieterich Bank’s Accounting, HR, Marketing, and Training Departments chose Big Brothers Big Sisters of Effingham County to be the first Charity of Choice recipient of 2020. Through the Bank’s giving program, Big Brothers Big Sisters was awarded with a $1,000 donation on February 14.

Dieterich Bank’s Charity of Choice program, which began in February 2019, gives Bank employees the opportunity to select an unsuspecting not-for-profit organization or charity each month to receive a $1,000 donation from the Bank. Each branch or department has its designated month to make a check presentation. Other Effingham County Charity of Choice recipients include Fear Nothing, Community Support Systems, Crisis Nursery, The Lake Sara Forever Fund, CASA of Effingham County, and the FISH and Catholic Charities Christmas Store.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Effingham County is a one-to-one mentoring program that serves all of Effingham County. They match screened, trained volunteer mentors with children ages 5-13 who just need someone in their corner to encourage and support them. All children have potential, and the hope of Big Brothers Big Sisters is that their program and mentors can help the children, or Littles, achieve their biggest possible future. These are great kids, who just need someone who can focus on them, to support and encourage them, to inspire them, and to have fun with them for a couple of hours a week. The Charity of Choice donation can assist with the recruitment, screening, and training of volunteer mentors, or Bigs.

Big Brothers Big Sisters has a waiting list of children who would like to have a mentor. If you would like to learn more about the program or begin the enrollment process for a Big or Little, visit or follow them on Facebook!

Dieterich Bank is a community bank with community values, and the Charity of Choice program empowers employees to support their communities and local organizations.


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