Donations to Standard Bank offer 'Holiday Hope' for Park Lawn

From Standard Bank

Working together, the employees and customers of seven Standard Bank branches made the holiday season a little brighter for Southland non-profit Park Lawn and the people it serves.

Their donation of over $5,300 will go to the agency's "Angel Fund," which provides assistance with everyday living expenses as well as specialized equipment for individuals with a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Donations to the bank's "Holiday Hope for Park Lawn" program were made by purchasing ornaments to decorate the holiday trees located in each of the seven participating branches.

Founded in 1955, Park Lawn offers a variety of programs and services such as vocational and developmental training, residential facilities and supported employment. The agency's Angel Fund was created to meet the needs that Social Security and other programs don't cover, and to ensure that all residents and clients feel unique, loved and valued. For more information visit

Park Lawn is just one of many community organizations that has benefited from Standard Bank's tradition of service. With 42 branches in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, the bank's efforts have supported schools, veterans organizations, food pantries and other organizations in every neighborhood they serve.

"Standard Bank continuously strives to demonstrate their commitment to the communities they serve through various partnerships and volunteering efforts. Partnering with Park Lawn here in Oak Lawn has been relationship we truly value and are proud to be a long time supporter, said branch manager Vicki Scanlon. Through our seasonal Holiday Hope for Park Lawn fundraising efforts we were able to help "our neighbors" help others