Progress First, Progress Now: Current Projects
As the area’s strongest, most trusted community bank, The First is deeply involved in local events, organizations and development in the communities we serve. Our employees are your neighbors, your community supporters and friends. Here are a few ways we’re putting You First.
November 27 - December 22 - Annual Toy Drive
Help The First bring a joyous holiday to children in the communities we serve. Through December 22 you are invited to bring in new, unwrapped toy and teen items for donation to local charities. Bring your donation to any of our locations and The First will match it!
November 4 - Downtown Hutchinson Chili & Soup Festival
The First is a proud sponsor of the annual Downtown Hutchinson Chili & Soup Festival. This event is located at various businesses on Main Street from 11:00 a.m. until it's gone! Participants get the opportunity to sample chili and soup at numerous locations, then cast their vote for their favorite.
November 1 - 22 - Annual Food Drive
Help The First spread holiday cheer to those in need. Through November 22 you are welcomed to bring in non-perishable food items for donation to local community organizations. Donate at any of our locations and we'll match one-for-one!
Quarterly Jean Day Organizations
As a supporter of the surrounding communities, The First and its employees contribute to numerous charitable organizations, both local and national. By wearing jeans on a designated day each month, the following organizations are being recognized in the 4th quarter:
- First Call for Help - Teen Christmas (Reno County locations)
- Food Bank of Reno County (Hutchinson locations)
- Goddard Mitten Tree (Goddard location)
- Haven Community Christmas Tree (Haven location)
- Haven Food Bank (Haven location)
- Operation Holiday (Goddard location)
- Prairie Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center (Sedgwick County locations)
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Reno County locations)
- The Lord's Diner (Andale location)
- Toys for Tots of Reno County (Hutchinson locations)
- Wichita Children's Home (Andale location)