During the month of October 2013, Synovus celebrated 125 years as a banking organization by giving back to the community with its “125 Little Ways to Make A Big Difference” event. This project was part of Synovus’ community outreach program called REACH (Recognizing and Encouraging an Atmosphere of Community and of Hope).
Synovus team members partnered with more than 100 community groups and agencies across the company’s five-state footprint.
Team members donated hundreds of hours on projects that included running and walking for the American Cancer Society, building Habitat for Humanity homes, teaching Junior Achievement classes, and landscaping at schools and children’s homes.
In addition to the hands-on projects, donations included:
•$6,400 in monetary contributions
•More than 4,600 non-perishable food items for food banks and shelters
•More than 1,750 children’s books
•More than 450 school supply items for after-school programs
•More than 400 pairs of socks to shelters
•210 pints of blood for the Red Cross
•More than 250 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls Program
•125 coats for kids
The success of this month-long outreach illustrates the passion Synovus team members have for serving others. The company has benefited from many community partnerships over the past 125 years, and believes it is their responsibility to give back in a way that strengthens communities and makes life better for individuals, families, and businesses.