American Bank's Annual Holiday Bear Drive Back for 29th Year

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX | December 8, 2023

American Bank’s Holiday Bear Drive kicked off this month for the 29th year. This annual event provides the community an opportunity to donate stuffed bears to children and families in need of comfort and support to help rebuild their lives. Donations of new stuffed teddy bears will be accepted at any American Bank location through December 31.

The bears will be displayed under Christmas trees in American Bank branches during the holiday season before being donated to the following community organizations:

  • Camp Aranzazu – Based near Rockport, Camp Aranzazu is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with special needs and chronic illnesses by providing unique camping, environmental education, and retreat experiences.  
  • CASA (Child Advocates of San Antonio) – As part of a nationwide network, CASA recruits, trains, and supports volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates who represent and speak on behalf of abused and neglected children involved in the child welfare system.
  • Mainspring Schools – Headquartered in Austin, Mainspring Schools provides underserved children and their families with a community for high-quality early education, nutrition, family services, and community building.
  • Nueces County Court at Law No. 5, Judge Timothy McCoy – Located in Corpus Christi, Judge McCoy’s Court is a specialized docket, hearing cases involving juvenile delinquency, Child Protective Services, and guardianship.
  • The Purple Door – The Purple Door is a nonprofit agency providing free services and a safe shelter to victims and survivors of family violence and sexual assault throughout a 12-county region of South Texas.

American Bank’s annual Holiday Bear Drive debuted in 1994. Since the program’s inception, American Bank clients, employees and friends have donated more than 22,000 teddy bears to area organizations.


About American Bank

American Bank was founded in Corpus Christi, Texas in 1970. It is an independent financial institution with assets of $2.5 billion as of September 30, 2023. American Bank has 19 locations in the Texas communities of Austin, Corpus Christi, Port Aransas, Rockport, Goliad, Victoria, San Antonio, New Braunfels, and Houston. Since early 2022, American Bank has made two strategic acquisitions. It acquired ACG Equipment Finance based in Austin, Texas, which provides financing for essential business use equipment across the United States. American Bank also acquired TexStar National Bank and its six branch locations in the San Antonio area. American Bank’s strategic plan includes growth in the size and scope of the bank’s operations and geographic footprint; an 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 Personal and Business Banking services, including business and personal deposit accounts and loans; Wealth Management services including Private Banking, Investment Management, Trust and non-bank investments; a full suite of technology-enabled Treasury Management services; home mortgage and construction-related loans; and a full range of electronic banking services. Wealth management investments are not a deposit; not FDIC insured; not guaranteed by the bank; and may go down in value. More information can be found at Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


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At American Bank, our clients come first. And our straightforward business model combined with a focus on delivering exceptional service has helped us build meaningful client relationships. We also carry a 5-star rating for financial strength as recognized by Bauer Financial.


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