Tompkins VIST Bank gives to BBBS of Berks

Tompkins VIST Bank yesterday announced that it is donating $500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, and the Wyomissing branch is collecting items for the organization through December 31st. Susan Belfer (pictured right) — the bank’s Wyomissing branch manager — says items needed most are office supplies like legal pads, notebooks, post-it notes, glue sticks, and other such items — but the branch is also accepting Visa, Walmart, AC Moore, and other kinds of gift cards for the agency.

Belfer is a strong advocate for Big Brothers Big Sisters, being a long-standing member of the Board of Directors and chairperson for our largest internal fundraiser of the year (Bowl For Kids’ Sake). Belfer said, “It’s a pleasure to support Big Brothers Big Sisters because it does so much for kids in our community.”

Also pictured on the left is Kathleen Light, the Wyomissing branch assistant manager. Executive Director Jim Smith (center) was on-hand for the check presentation.

Tompkins VIST Bank — a subsidiary of Tompkins Financial Corporation — is a locally headquartered community bank with 19 branches serving southeastern PA.