Being one of only two banks in Maryland to participate in the America Saves program shows our commitment to our customers and the importance of their Financial Education. We strive to give you resources that help you commit to saving, and assess your savings progress. Whether you're saving for an upcoming wedding or your retirement, we have many savings options available to you. If you would like to learn more about saving or just have general questions, please visit any one of our branch locations and speak to a Customer Service Representative.
You may have read in newspapers over the last few years that Queenstown Bank of Maryland has been in local area schools and around the community promoting financial literacy. If you would like bank volunteers to present a financial education lesson to a group of children, teens or adults you know, please contact Holly Rhodes at (410) 819-3089.
Queenstown Bank of Maryland kicked off the work week with an official count of shoes collected for a recent Soles4Souls shoe drive through the Maryland Bankers Association Council of Professional Women in Banking and Finance Philanthropy Initiative. All 8 of the banks' locations including our Operations Center participated by collecting used shoes from customers, bank employees and others within our community. Collectively, Queenstown Bank proudly donated 2,189 pairs of shoes to Soles4Souls. In addition to the distribution of those shoes in over 125 countries, the Maryland Bankers Association is donating 500 pairs of new children's shoes to a Maryland non-profit organization.
The final shoe count for all 34 participating Maryland Banks was a whopping 63,270 pairs of shoes! Soles4Souls has confirmed that our Used Shoe Drive was the largest participation of any Association drive in Soles4Souls history! Congratulations to each and every one of you on your amazing efforts and making history!
At the 65th Annual, and very last, Delmarva Chicken Festival we were asked to sponsor a chicken. There's no way we could say "no". There were a few rules, come up with a theme for your chicken, find an artist to decorate it, and choose a charity that would benefit from the proceeds of the chicken auction. The first thing we did was choose our artist. That was the easy part since our very own Danielle "Nellie" Frase, a Teller at our Main Office, is a very talented artist! Next, we had to pick a theme for our chicken. After a lot of brainstorming and back and forth the theme "Chicken Chesapeake" is what won. Finally, it was time to choose our charity. There are so many wonderful charities in our local area but we're happy that we chose Camp New Dawn!
Camp New Dawn takes the essential ingredients of summer camp - fun, food and friendship and adds activities that help children and teens express what it feels like to lose someone who they love. It's a 3-day, 2-night retreat for children and teens who are grieving normally after the death of an important loved one. Campers learn healthy coping skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. For more information about Camp New Dawn, contact Rhonda Knotts, Camp Director and Hospice of Queen Anne's Grief Support Program Coordinator at (443) 262-4109 or firstname.lastname@example.org