The 2018 American Bank Holiday Bear drive from Dec. 3-29 netted a total of 1,773 bears from the bank’s Corpus Christi and Port Aransas locations and 342 bears from all other American Bank market areas, for a total of 2,115 bears, the bank’s largest annual collection to date.
This marks the 24th year clients, employees, and friends of American Bank have contributed teddy bears during the holiday season. The bears are donated to various agencies to give to women and children who are in need of comfort and help to rebuild their lives. They served as decorations on the Christmas trees at each of American Bank’s locations during the collection process.
In addition to the 1,773 bears donated to The Purple Door and Stuffed with Love for Nueces County Court at Law No. 5, 88 bears collected in Rockport will be donated to Camp Aranzazu. In Victoria, 71 bears will be donated to the Victoria Police Officer’s Association and in Goliad, 86 bears will be donated to the Goliad County Sheriff’s Department. American Bank’s Austin locations collected 97 bears for donation to Mainspring Schools.
About American Bank
American Bank was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1970. It is an independent financial institution with assets totaling nearly $1.4 billion as of September 30, 2018. The bank now has 15 locations in the communities of Austin, Corpus Christi, Goliad, Houston, Port Aransas, Rockport, San Antonio and Victoria. It also operates a network of 18 ATMs. The bank’s strategic plan includes growth in the size and scope of the bank’s operations and geographic footprint; an enhanced, exceptional banking experience for clients; and a position as a leading regional Texas bank. Services include commercial banking, with Centers of Excellence specializing in commercial real estate, medical, energy, SBA and technology lending; a full range of business and personal deposit accounts and loans; Private Banking for executives and professionals; Treasury Management services; construction and home-related loans; and a full range of electronic banking services. In addition, the bank’s subsidiaries and other partners offer trust and asset management, insurance, and non-bank investment services. Those partners include American Bank Trust and Asset Management, the American Financial Insurance Services affiliate Borden Insurance, and American Investment Services, a division of Herndon Plant Oakley Ltd., member FINRA/SIPC. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.