National City donates blankets to seniors for the holidays

National City Bank in Rockford is teaming up with Lifescape Community Services/Community Kitchen to bring extra warmth to senior citizens in northern Illinois this holiday season. More than 1,600 seniors who receive home-delivered meals through Lifescape Community Services or visit a Lifescape senior dining site will each receive a red fleece blanket in addition to their regular meal.

“National City believes its role in the community extends beyond the doors of the banks in which we work,” said Debra Cyborski, Rockford-area president of National City Bank in Illinois. “Charitable giving and volunteering is part of our culture. We care about doing what is right for our communities,” explains Cyborski. Moreover, National City is donating more than 15,000 blankets to seniors in Chicago, Joliet, Aurora, and Rockford.

“Currently, Lifescape Community Services/Community Kitchen serves approximately 520,000 meals annually through the only Meals on Wheels and Mobile Meals programs in Winnebago, Boone, Lee and Ogle counties,” comments Lifescape Community Services/Community Kitchen Executive Director Carol Green. “We are grateful to National City for giving individuals a gift that will brighten their day and help keep them warm this winter.”

National City has a 158-year history of giving back to the communities it serves. As National City continues to grow its presence in northern Illinois, it is becoming increasingly involved with the surrounding communities and supporting local charities.

Lifescape Community Services/Community Kitchen is the top source for keeping older adults nutritionally healthy, independent, connected and informed in northern Illinois.

The organization employs more than 100 individuals. An astounding 1,600 volunteers dedicate their service to make Lifescape Community Services/Community Kitchen a vital resource to those who benefit from its programs. From Meals on Wheels and Mobile Meals to RSVP, SeniorAssist and Bright Side Adult Day Centers, the organization is dedicated to making a difference in northern Illinois.

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