Weekly Feature

2015-12-09 / Business

M&T Bank begins ‘Gift of Warmth’ drive

M&T Bank has launched its 30th annual “Gift of Warmth” drive to collect new mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for needy Western New Yorkers.

Children and families served by the Salvation Army of Buffalo will benefit from the winter-clothing drive, which each year collects approximately 3,500 items of winter outerwear.

“The crisp days of fall remind us that the harsh Buffalo winter is coming,” said Jim Jarosz, M&T Bank Group vice president for retail banking in Western New York. “Through our longstanding relationship with the Salvation Army, we have been able to help more of our neighbors across Western New York stay warm and healthy.”

Donations may be dropped off at any of the 112 M&T branches, including 2882 Delaware Ave. and 3637 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, and 65 Broad St., Tonawanda, through Thursday, Dec. 31. Most branches are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Individuals interested in making a donation should visit locator.mtb.com to find the nearest branch and its hours of operation.

In addition to M&T branches, collection bins will also be located at several senior and health care facilities throughout December.

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