Bank plus honored with community room at Children's of Mississippi and recognized for success of checkcard program
Jackson, Miss.——A celebration was held on Thursday, August 24, 2023, at Children’s of Mississippi to commemorate the naming of the BankPlus Community Room and applaud the remarkable success of the BankPlus Friends of Children’s Hospital CheckCard program.
Through the revenue generated from the BankPlus Friends of Children’s Hospital CheckCard program, we take tremendous pride in sharing that a special area in the Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi has been named the BankPlus Community Room. This designation symbolizes the role of BankPlus as a key supporter within the children’s hospital, enabling Children’s of Mississippi to enhance the quality of care and improve the overall experience for patients and their families.
The BankPlus Friends of Children's Hospital CheckCard program allows customers an opportunity to be a part of the invaluable work carried out at the children’s hospital. Customers who choose the Friends debit card contribute $12 annually, with 100% of the proceeds being donated directly to Friends of Children’s Hospital. BankPlus also generously matches each $12 donation up to $60,000 per year, further extending their support. In addition, a donation of $0.03 is made by BankPlus to Friends of Children's Hospital each time a Friends debit card is used to make a purchase.
In the last year alone, BankPlus has demonstrated its commitment to Mississippi’s children by donating $420,080 to Friends of Children's Hospital as a direct result of the program. This remarkable accomplishment truly exemplifies the power of a community coming together for a common cause.
“BankPlus is committed to improving the places where we live and work,” said Bill Ray, Vice Chairman of BankPlus. “We always want to offer our customers more, so it makes sense that the Friends of Children’s Hospital CheckCard program offers our customers a convenient way to give to the children in Mississippi who need it most.”
BankPlus introduced the charitable option for customers in November 2011, donating proceeds from the Friends debit card directly to Friends of Children’s Hospital. Since its inception, this incredible initiative has raised $4,006,914 to support the children’s hospital.
“We are thrilled with how the Friends CheckCard program has grown over the years,” said Kristin Allen, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Friends of Children’s Hospital. “This program is a shining example of how businesses can find innovative and impactful ways to support the children’s hospital. We extend our deepest gratitude to BankPlus for their extraordinary partnership and unwavering commitment to the well-being of Mississippi’s children.”
With more than 14,000 active Friends debit cards, Friends of Children’s Hospital thanks BankPlus for their commitment to this growing program designed to benefit the state’s only children’s hospital. To join the movement and sign up for a Friends debit card, visit any BankPlus office. Every purchase made with the Friends debit card supports critical healthcare services provided to children in need.