Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bridgeview Bank Group to Rally Support for Prevent Child Abuse America During Child Abuse Prevention Month

Bank’s 15 Chicago area branches to sell “paper pinwheels” to customers from April 2 to 28 as extension of charity’s Pinwheels for Prevention national campaign


April 2, 2012 [Chicago, IL] – Prevent Child Abuse America and the Bridgeview Bank Group announced today the launch of a month-long effort to raise funds for the charity through the sale of $1.00 “paper pinwheels” in its 15 Chicago-area branches. The campaign will run from Monday, April 2, to Saturday, April 28.
Like other “paper pin-up” programs of its kind, this effort will offer customers the chance to show their support for healthy child development and child abuse and neglect prevention by purchasing and writing their name on a paper pinwheel and displaying in the branch alongside others sold. To recognize participation, the bank will randomly draw three names from among campaign donors to award first, second and third place prizes of $500, $250 and $100 respectively. There will also be an internal contest to recognize the branch that sells the most paper pinwheels.
“Given our commitment to the Chicago area communities in which we operate, and Prevent Child Abuse America’s commitment to promoting healthy childhoods for children, this partnership seemed a natural one for us,” said William Conaghan, Bridgeview Bank Group CEO. “This is our small way to contribute to a cause that touches us all.”
This special promotion is an extension of Prevent Child Abuse America’s national signature campaign, Pinwheels for Prevention®, introducing the pinwheel as the symbol for child abuse and neglect prevention in the U.S. The campaign represents Prevent Child Abuse America’s efforts to change the way our nation thinks about prevention, focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development and child abuse prevention right from the start to make sure abuse and neglect never occur. Since April 2008, more than 2.3 pinwheels have been distributed and the campaign has been active in just about every state.

“We all have a role to play when it comes to ensuring the healthy development of our nation’s children, particularly the business community as future employers of today’s youth,” said Prevent Child Abuse America President and CEO, James M. Hmurovich. “Bridgeview Bank’s participation in our national Pinwheels for Prevention campaign serves as the perfect example of a company doing its part. I extend my sincerest appreciation to the bank’s leadership for making this commitment to children, families and the Chicago community. This type of corporate responsibility speaks well about the leadership within the Bridgeview Bank Group and their commitment to our nation’s future.”


About Prevent Child Abuse America
Prevent Child Abuse America, founded in 1972 in Chicago, works to ensure the healthy development of children nationwide. The organization promotes that vision through a network of chapters in 49 states and over 400 Healthy Families America, home visitation sites in 37 states, the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada. A major organizational focus is to advocate for the existence of a national policy framework and strategy for children and families while promoting evidence-based practices that prevent abuse and neglect from ever occurring. To learn more about what we’re doing to prevent child abuse and neglect and how you can help, please visit our websites here and here.
About Bridgeview Bank Group
Bridgeview Bank Group was founded in 1971, and has established itself as a respected leader in community banking. The organization differentiates itself from other community banks by providing superior customer service, competitive products that are simple to understand, and dedicated involvement in the communities it serves. Today, Bridgeview Bank operates more than 15 full-service banking facilities, including two locations in Bridgeview, the Western and North Shore suburbs - and in the Andersonville, Edgewater, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, and Uptown communities in Chicago. Still family owned and operated, Bridgeview Bank is actively involved in the communities it serves.

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