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FNBT Raises Money for Caritas

Release date: 12/23/2019

Beloit, WI – The holidays were made just a little brighter for Caritas Community Resource Center this holiday season. First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) raised $634 for the nonprofit organization as part of the annual Holidazzle event in downtown Beloit.

“For the past several years, we’ve hosted artists and craftspeople at our downtown branch during the Holidazzle event,” said Theresa Wendhausen, Branding and Communications Manager for FNBT. “For the second year in a row, we partnered with Caritas as our featured nonprofit partner.”

For a donation of $1, patrons visiting the bank during the event could enjoy a beverage and snacks as they shopped for crafts and jewelry on display. The proceeds were donated to Caritas to support their mission of assisting area families in need of clothing, food and other necessities.

Max Dodson, executive director of Caritas, attended the Holidazzle event to raise awareness of the need within our community and the services that Caritas provides. “I’m very grateful for the generosity of our community,” said Dodson. “We are lucky to have a great partnership with First National Bank and Trust and appreciate their continued support.”

FNBT employees shown in photo with Max Dodson of Caritas (from left to right): Brittany Strickert, Geoff Rand, Max Dodson, Matthew Ennis, and Kim Kane-Yeager. 

About Caritas Community Resource Center:
Caritas is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been providing food and clothing to neighbors in need for more than 40 years. They are committed to supporting the health of their guests by prioritizing the distribution of recommended USDA’s MyPlate foods and nutrients. Their services include: Food Pantry, Diaper Bank, Community Garden, and Birthday Bags. Caritas is always looking for volunteers, as well as people and organizations willing to host food drives, donation food, and give financial gifts. For more information about Caritas and ways to get involved visit

About First National Bank and Trust:
First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-focused, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has grown to be a leading financial services institution offering products and services for consumers and businesses, as well as trust, retirement services, investment management, brokerage and insurance. We now serve nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.2 billion. We treat our customers, employees, shareholders and communities like family, with a goal of helping all our families succeed. Providing Sound Advice and delivering an exceptional experience has positioned First National Bank and Trust as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit

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