First Interstate Bank collects, donates thousands of clothing items

First Interstate Bank

Team members from First Interstate Bank in Cedar Rapids recently collected and donated 12,232 clothing items from the Bank’s annual Coats and More Drive to help keep community members warm this winter.

First Interstate Bank is a $33 billion community bank with more than 300 branches across 14 states. 

Items collected included coats, hats, mittens, scarves, socks and snow boots, and were given to local nonprofits, including schools, child and family services, senior centers and veteran outreach programs. 

Since starting the drive in 2009, First Interstate has collected and distributed 63,532 total items to community partners and schools.

“A special thank you to our clients and employees who participated in the 14th annual Coats and More Drive,” said Amberly Pahut, executive director of First Interstate BancSystem Foundation, in a news release. “The winter months can be particularly difficult for some of our neighbors, and together, we have helped spread warmth around our communities.”