Synovus Collects More Than 10,000 “Over and Under” Items for Local Agencies

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Synovus Collects More Than 10,000 “Over and Under” Items for Local Agencies

Team members at Synovus’ First Bank of Jasper in Jasper, AL, collected items for the Walker County Coalition for the Homeless.

Team members at Synovus’ First Bank of Jasper in Jasper, AL, collected items for the Walker County Coalition for the Homeless.

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.

Synovus Bank of Florida’s Cypress Creek branch collected items for the Pasco County Coalition for the Homeless.

Synovus Bank of Florida’s Cypress Creek branch collected items for the Pasco County Coalition for the Homeless.

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.

NBSC’s Founders Centre branch in Myrtle Beach collected items for Family Justice Center and Sea Haven for Youth.

NBSC’s Founders Centre branch in Myrtle Beach collected items for Family Justice Center and Sea Haven for Youth.

“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.

Congratulations Synovus!