Community First Bank & Trust brings Christmas to KDS students


Community First Christmas 2011 021.jpgSanta’s Mailbox is a Christmas program that benefits boys and girls in Maury County.    


Now in its 11th year, this holiday project is sponsored by Community First Bank & Trust, and it invites community members to bring Christmas cheer to children at The King’s Daughters’ School who are in state custody.


“KDS serves nearly 40 ‘hard-to-place’ foster children for the State of Tennessee,” explained Shauna Bryant, assistant executive director of KDS. “These children spend the holidays with us at school. The Santa’s Mailbox Program at Community First provides toys, games and an all-round joyful Christmas for these children.”


Students at KDS have written down their Christmas wishes in letters to Santa. The letters have been delivered to Community First Bank & Trust and can be picked up through Dec. 15.


The letters can be found in Santa’s Mailboxes, which are located in the lobbies of Community First Banks around town. Each letter contains one Christmas wish item, and customers can pick a letter to fill from any mailbox.


Santa’s Mailboxes are located in all four Maury County Community First branches: 501 S. James Campbell Blvd.; 601 N. Garden St.; 105 Public Square in Mt. Pleasant and inside the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Columbia.


Gifts are due back to Community First by Dec. 15. The gifts will then be wrapped by King’s Daughters’ circle members and placed in Santa’s bag, ready for delivery on Christmas Eve.


“We thank you ahead of time for helping us make Christmas special for each and every child at KDS!” Bryant said.


“Santa’s Mailbox for The King’s Daughters’ School is a program we are proud to support, and we thank our customers who participate and make Christmas brighter for these special boys and girls,” added Louis Holloway, president of Community First Bank and Trust. “Every child deserves a Merry Christmas, and we are honored to help that happen for the young people at The King’s Daughters’ School.”


The King’s Daughters’ School is a non-profit residential school that has provided academic, vocational and life-skills training to students with cognitive challenges for more than 55 years.