Synovus team members collected new and gently-used “over” items — coats, jackets, blankets, and umbrellas — and new undergarments for adults and children during the company’s “Over and Under” drive in October.
More than 70 community organizations across Synovus’ five-state footprint received “Over and Under” items, including Waterfront Rescue Mission, Pensacola; Morning Star Children’s Home, Brunswick; Wings of Grace, Tuscaloosa; Palmetto Community Action Partnership, Charleston; Nashville Rescue Mission, Nashville; and Sara Spano Clothing Bank, Columbus.
Team members at Synovus’ locally-branded banks and all support functions collected more than 6600 undergarments; 2500 coats and jackets; 760 blankets; and 280 umbrellas for “Over and Under.” Synovus’ Columbus-based audit department was recognized as the most prolific collector in the company, with more than 13 items gathered per team member.
“Over and Under” was Synovus’ second 2016 company-wide outreach event under its new Here Matters community giving program. The company launched Here Matters earlier this year to support three primary areas of local community service: education, needs-based opportunities, and health and wellness. The first 2016 Here Matters project, a bottled water drive, collected more than 200,000 bottles for 40 community organizations.