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December 05, 2008

Bank donates bears to homeless children

Not all banks are cold and indifferent to their communities and cities.

On Nov. 22, the Bank of the West near 87th and Pflumm in Lenexa donated more than 100 toy bears to homeless children in the old Northeast area in Kansas City.

Santa Claus passed out the bears to many kids who may not receive another Christmas gift this year. The kids hugged their bears as adults would protect a very expensive gift.

The next time you are near 87th and Pflumm, stop in and thank Jeannie Martin and the other great employees of the Bank of the West for a sincere act of kindness toward the homeless kids of our city.

Joe and Lorene Thomason



These children should be afforded better options in life. Their parents should be held accountable. We would NEVER allow for our child to be homeless, that is selfish.
Maybe a gift of a home would be in order, after all I would bet the banks have many bank owned properties available.
Sonce Uncle Scam bailed out Fannie and Freddie and allows phat bonuses for the likes of Dodd, Frank, Raines and others, why not afford these homeless folks some hope.

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