Lakeland Bank Partners with Local Charities for Annual Share-A-Gift Program

Branch Locations Collecting Holiday Gift Donations

Oak Ridge, N.J. – November 21, 2016 – Lakeland Bank will kick off its annual holiday Share-A-Gift program at its 52 New Jersey branches on November 25. Each Lakeland Bank branch has partnered with a local charity to collect holiday gifts for members of the community who are in need of extra support and cheer this time of the year. Last year, the Share-A-Gift program resulted in the donation and distribution of over 1,600 gifts. 

“The Share-A-Gift program has become a heartwarming tradition for our colleagues and customers,” said Thomas Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “And, we’re thankful we can make a difference for our neighbors who are facing challenges this time of the year. The program is also a great opportunity for parents to teach children the value of giving rather than receiving during the holidays.”

Anyone interested in participating can visit a Lakeland Bank branch for details on the charity they are sponsoring, the types of gifts needed and the drop-off date. At some branches, customers can select an ornament from the Share-A-Gift tree, decorated by Lakeland Bank colleagues, detailing the gift wish of a person in need. All gift donations returned to the Lakeland Bank branch will be distributed to the charity.

The Share-A-Gift program is a great way to get involved in #GivingTuesday on November 29. Now in its fifth-year, #GivingTuesday was conceived to harness the power of social media to bring businesses, non-profit and community organizations, and individuals and families together to give back. To join the #GivingTuesday movement, stop by any Lakeland Bank branch, choose a gift wish you will fulfill, and share your participation on social media.

To find your closest Lakeland Bank branch, visit our website at https://www.lakelandbank.com/branches/.  

About Lakeland Bank

Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has $4.9 billion in total assets. The Bank operates 52 New Jersey branch offices in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties; six New Jersey regional commercial lending centers in Bernardsville, Jackson, Montville, Newton, Teaneck and Waldwick; and two commercial loan production offices serving Middlesex and Monmouth counties in New Jersey and the Hudson Valley region of New York. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive suite of financial products and services for businesses and consumers. Visit LakelandBank.com for more information.

 

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