Volunteers for WomenConnect

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Great Western Bank’s WomenConnect

Group finds quality time in volunteering.

In an effort to promote diversity and inclusion within its nine-state footprint, Great Western Bank sponsors several affinity groups including WomenConnect. The overall goal of WomenConnect is to increase visibility along with networking and leadership opportunities for all employees. Each state has its own chapter and focus.

The Nebraska WomenConnect group focused its visibility efforts on community outreach in December. Nine members visited City Impact in Lincoln, NE on December 9th for its annual program called Gifts of Love.

City Impact offers need-qualified families the opportunity to purchase new gifts at 70% off retail prices, thus helping maintain ownership and dignity. The families shop with a volunteer Shopper Assistant to find gifts within allotted budgets and are offered free gift wrapping. The WomenConnect volunteers had a variety of jobs from shoppers to gift wrappers and cashiers. The Nebraska group says it looks forward to volunteering next year for such a worthwhile project.

(Photo L to R): Shanon Meyer, Cindy Maher, Emily Suing, Macala Hoffschneider, Amber Thornton, Sara Woolery, Megan Finn, Betty Kampschnieder and Barbara Jeffrey

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