National Volunteer Month Spotlight: U.S. Bank

Apr 27, 2020

U.S. Bank not only provides top-notch care to their customers, but their community as well. We are so thankful for their partnership for nearly a decade. Their employees have logged over 1,200 volunteer hours in 2019 helping with our Toy Shop and CBS 58 Telethon. With their assistance, we were able to distribute 55,768 toys to families in need through our Toy Shop program in 2019. We spoke with Suzanne Zwaska, Vice President and Community Affairs Manager with U.S. Bank, to learn more about the organization and show the impact they have on our organization.

Q. What drew your organization to The Salvation Army to volunteer?
A. We were first drawn to Salvation Army volunteerism by the annual Salvation Army Toy Shop.

Q. Which of our programs has your organization been volunteering with?
A. We have been part of U.S. Bank Day at Salvation Army Toy Shop, U.S. Bank Salvation Army Toy Drive (Employee Donation Drive), and the CBS 58 Giving Tuesday Telethon.

Q. How long has your organization been volunteering with The Salvation Army?
A. We have been volunteering with the Salvation Army close to a decade.

Q. How did you/the organization first learn about The Salvation Army?
A. We post volunteer opportunities throughout Southeastern Wisconsin on our internal Development Network Business Resource Group site (internal volunteer network) for all employees to access. This is where we post the Salvation Army Toy Drive and all other volunteer opportunities.

Q. What has been the group's favorite experience at The Salvation Army?
A. U.S. Bank Day at the Salvation Army Toy Shop in 2019 has been the all-time favorite event with 200 volunteers on one give day!

Q. What is one thing you believe the world should know about The Salvation Army?
A. The Salvation Army exists to serve all people.

Q. What are three words you would use to describe The Salvation Army?
A. Inclusive, Servant, Worldwide

Q. On average, how many volunteers participate?
A. Our volunteers have logged over 2,900 hours since 2015 with The Salvation Army. 

Q. Is there anything you'd like to add?
A. U.S. Bank has a long and deep seeded history of volunteerism within our communities. Our corporate culture embraces volunteerism and provides each employee two days of paid time off to volunteer wherever they choose. We feel proud and very privileged to support our nonprofit partners and the individuals and families that they serve.

The Salvation Army is so thankful for all of the time U.S. Bank donates to us especially during some of the busiest times of the year. April is National Volunteer Month and we wanted to share how special U.S. Bank and all of our volunteers are to us. Join us weekly throughout April to hear more about our incredible volunteers.

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