While we believe in serving our communities year-round, Good Neighbor Day is the perfect time to highlight some of the work our branches have been doing, and to learn how you can get involved. Whether you live in Gardner or Great Bend, we’ve got opportunities for you to be a good neighbor. Click on any location on the map to see a charity the branches in that area are involved in, or search your area in the map’s search bar. You can also click the expand icon in the bottom left corner to view it in full screen. Or, click read more, to see a full list.
If you’re in the Newton/Hesston/Halstead area …
What we do: CNB is very involved with the Harvey County United Way. One of the events they participate in is Fill the Bus, a collaboration between United Way and Walmart. As a sponsor of this event, they donate and provide drop-off locations for classroom items from local teachers’ wishlists.
About the organization: Harvey County United Way focuses on improving education, income and health in their area. Through grant-funded programs, local partnerships and special projects, this organization seeks to improve the foundations of their community by living united.
How you can help: Looking to get involved with the Harvey County United Way? There are a variety of options from short-term (volunteer at upcoming Chili Cook-off Sept. 30) to ongoing committee positions without a formal commitment to more official board service. Whatever you decide, to get started, all you have to do is fill out their form.
If you’re in the Manhattan/Wamego area …
What we do: As a matching sponsor for the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC), CNB donates to special events such as their #GivingTuesday campaign, which will take place Nov. 28.
About the organization: Agriculture is the number one industry in Kansas, yet many people have misconceptions about it or challenges understanding the problems those in the industry face. The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom aims to connect area classrooms to agriculture through education and experience.
How you can help: If you would like to make a donation on #GivingTuesday, you can do so here. You can also contact the foundation to learn more or contribute to KFAC at any time.
If you’re in the Gardner area …
What we do: Each year, CNB partners with the Gardner Edgerton school district to teach elementary students the basics of banking such as how savings and checking accounts work. They also teach high school students about credit and donate to schools as needed.
About the organization: The Gardner Edgerton school district has seven elementary schools, three middle schools and one high school. They serve about 6,100 students and emphasize the importance of technology in education.
How you can help: Whether you’re interested in fundraising or helping out with an event, if you would like to partner with Gardner Edgerton USD #231 as a community or business volunteer, you can contact them here.
If you’re in the Lawrence area …
What we do: CNB helps sponsor the Lawrence March of Dimes March for Babies and participates in a month long campaign to raise money for them as well. This is done through office activities such as chocolate bar sales, collecting change in coin jars and walking to raise money. Additionally, many employees volunteer their time at the March itself.
About the organization: The March of Dimes foundation focuses on helping to prevent birth defects and infant mortality. They are particularly involved in helping to raise money and awareness for premature babies, and they also fund research that looks into causes and treatments for prematurity.
How you can help: Get ready to walk in next year’s March for Babies, and in the meantime, sign up for this March of Dimes email to receive event updates, volunteer opportunities and partner offers right in your inbox.
If you’re in the Hillsboro area …
What we do: With multiple employees serving as past and present board members of the Kiwanis Clubs of Hillsboro, CNB is an active supporter of this international organization.
About the organization: Kiwanis is dedicated to serving the youth in communities through organizations all over the world. The organization encourages its members to engage in unique projects and fundraisers based on the needs of their communities.
How you can help: If you would like to get involved in a project or become a member of Kiwanis, you can check out the Hillsboro club. There are also events you can attend to help the clubs raise money for the community, such as a pancake breakfast or 5k run.
If you’re in the Marion area …
What we do: CNB employees in Marion are involved with the Marion County Resource Center and Food Bank through their membership and efforts with the Marion Advancement Campaign, Inc., the umbrella organization for the food bank.
About the organization: The Marion County Resource Center and Food Bank distributes to local families twice a week and serves about 450 people each month. They rely on volunteers to help prepare for these distributions, pick up items and work with clients.
How you can help: You can always consider making a donation to the Marion County Food Bank. If you have more time, another great option is to volunteer. To find out how to best help, check them out on Facebook or click here.
If you’re in the Tipton/Beloit area …
What we do: CNB is involved with and helps provide sponsorship for Leadership Mitchell County, which strives to “develop and activate people to connect passion with civic purpose.”
About the organization: Leadership Mitchell County provides local volunteer opportunities as well as class sessions and activities that applicants can sign up for as part of a leadership course.
How you can help: For a variety of volunteer opportunities in the Mitchell County area, you can view this list. Simply go to your organization of choice and look for the contact information. For ways to get directly involved with the organization, check out their Facebook page and send them a message.
If you’re in the Herington area …
What we do: CNB is involved with the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Committee as a sponsor and through annual donations. As a sponsor, they support the event which recognizes the hard work of 4-H and FFA exhibitors.
About the organization: The Grand Drive Committee is responsible for organizing a celebration of 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors. They also serve as an advisory board for the Kansas State Fair youth livestock show.
How you can help: Without volunteers, this event would not be possible. If you love the Kansas State Fair and would like to contribute to the Grand Drive Committee effort, you can contact them through their Facebook page to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
If you’re in the Junction City area …
What we do: CNB supports the Junction City/Geary County United Way in a big way during the month of October. All throughout the month, employees participate in fundraising games and activities. They even host food events that are open to the public.
About the organization: United Way of Junction City-Geary County supports 15 different agencies in the area that are dedicated to supporting and improving the community. Through active involvement and a wide network of volunteers, they work every day to make a difference.
How you can help: As a customer or community member, you can help by attending the food events. This October there are three different events coming up: a Biscuit and Gravy Feed from 7:30am – 9:00am on Wednesday, October 11; a Chili Feed from 11:30am – 1:00pm on Wednesday, October 25; and a Potato Bar from 11:30 – 1:00pm on Wednesday, November 1.
If you’re in the Topeka area …
What we do: Through employee participation, CNB is involved in the Topeka Active 20-30 Club, which helps support local children through projects and events such as the annual club gala, auction and banquet.
About the organization: An international club, Active 20-30 aims to help children in local communities, particularly those who might be disadvantaged. They also help develop leadership skills in young adults.
How you can help: If you’d like to get involved in the Topeka 20-30 club, you can consider donating to their benefit auction, attending their gala or becoming a member yourself. To contact, send them a message on their Facebook page.
If you’re in the Great Bend area …
What we do: CNB employees both donate and volunteer at the Ellinwood After Harvest Festival, a three-day community event filled with music, food and activities for family and friends. Last year they helped serve 500 free snow cones to local children!
About the organization: The Ellinwood After Harvest Festival is an annual event that’s aimed at community-building. They are reliant on good partners, sponsors and volunteers to help put this on every year.
How you can help: Whether you’d like to become a local partner, donate financially or volunteer your time helping out with activities or organization of the event, you can contact their Facebook page to see where the best fit for you is.
If you’re in the Concordia area …
What we do: In Concordia, CNB employees pay $3 a month to wear jeans on Friday. This money is matched by the bank and donated to a local organization that employees vote on. One of these recipients has been the Concordia Senior Citizens Center.
About the organization: The Senior Center aims to provide services and resources to aging residents to empower them to lead healthy lives as they grow older. They host events and advocate for senior citizens, as well as educating others about issues they may face.
How you can help: Check out their Facebook page for events you can attend and information about how you can act to protect senior citizens. You can also check out their parent organization, Care Connection for Aging Services, for ways to volunteer, including helping with meals, exercise and transportation.
If you’re in the Salina area …
What we do: Multiple CNB employees are involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Salina, both through board membership and through their mentoring program that connects professionals and local children on a one-on-one basis.
About the organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters enriches children’s lives through one-on-one relationships with professionals to help them achieve success educationally and otherwise. They also hold fun events throughout the year.
How you can help: Would you like to become a mentor? Fill out an application form, here. You can also make a monetary donation, or collect and drop off used clothing and household items.
If you’re in the Superior area …
What we do: CNB helps sponsor the Superior chapter of the mentoring program TeamMates, with multiple employees serving as mentors. As part of this program, they meet with their student mentees each week to help encourage and support them.
About the organization: TeamMates was founded to help students in high school prepare for graduation, develop a plan for their future and help give them the necessary skills and support to carry out this plan. They also provide educational scholarships.
How you can help: If you would like to become a mentor for the Superior TeamMates branch, you can contact the chapter coordinator to find out how to get involved today. You can also make a donation to the overall program.
If you’re in the Mankato area …
What we do: As an active supporter of the Jewell County Community Development Association, CNB has donated over $5,000 and is involved with local meetings where county members discuss how to improve and support local rural areas.
About the organization: Acting as a major local resource, the Jewell County Community Development Association helps local citizens with everything from finding jobs to starting businesses to helping develop and maintain infrastructure.
How you can help: You can contact the association here, or follow them on Facebook to stay updated on the latest volunteer opportunities, fundraising projects and other information such as how to become a sponsor for various events.
If you’re in the Burlington area …
What we do: As regular supporter of the Coffey County Cancer Support Group, CNB makes sure to contribute a donation to each fundraiser and event held. These funds then go to providing gift cards and gas cards to those in the community with medical and travel expenses due to cancer.
About the organization: The Coffey County Cancer Support Group provides emotional and financial support for those affected by cancer. They have a support group once a month and hold various fundraisers to assist those in Coffey County.
How you can help: Follow their Facebook page for information on the latest events and fundraisers you can participate in such as golf tournaments and bake sales. You can also contact them there to make a donation at any time.
If you’re in the Wichita area …
What we do: CNB employees are involved in the local branches of American Youth Soccer Organization serving in roles such as volunteer coach and volunteer referee. This is typically a weekend commitment.
About the organization: The American Youth Soccer Organization is the oldest national youth soccer program in the United States. They focus on developing good sportsmanship, athletic skills and creating an experience the whole family can be involved in.
How you can help: If you’re in the west Wichita area, you can find a list of volunteer activities including coaching, fundraising being a board member or being a grounds crew member. If you’re closer to the east Wichita area, you can contact this branch here, by scrolling down to the help section.
If you’re in the Hays area …
What we do: CNB acts as both a donor and member for the Hays Athletic Booster Club for Hays Rebel Athletics as well as the Hays High Athletic Booster Club for Hays High Indian Athletics.
About the organization: Both Booster Clubs act as support for their respective sports programs, such as helping fund scholarships and selling merchandise. They also help with home games and other events.
How you can help: If you’d like to get involved with the Hays Athletic Booster Club, you can sign up here for various opportunities. You can also become a sponsor or member. If you’d like help the Hays High Athletic Booster Club, you can become a member and find volunteering information here.