The Paducah Bank Board of Directors presented a check for $2,500 to the Paducah Independent Schools Transitional Student Services Program on Thursday. The donation represents the Board’s wish to make a charitable contribution rather than to receive Christmas gifts for themselves from the Bank. Members who had perfect attendance at all Board meetings during the year were given the honor of selecting a local charity to receive the donation. Once again, the Directors felt that a donation for the wellbeing of children was most appropriate during the Christmas season. The Transitional Student Services Program works to meet the fundamental needs of the 200 homeless or “transitional” students identified in the Paducah Independent School System.
“The fact that there are 200 homeless students in our community is a staggering statistic,” said Paducah Bank President Mardie Herndon. “There is an immediate and urgent need to assist these students, which Paducah Bank cannot ignore. No child should have to bear the burden of uncertain or insufficient living conditions, especially at Christmas. We hope that this donation will help to ease a little of that burden for them.”