Several local schools received a special holiday delivery from Wells Fargo Bank Dec. 12. Wells Fargo managers personally delivered $1,000 checks to Almond Elementary, Blach Junior High, Bullis Charter, Covington Elementary, Loyola Elementary, Oak Avenue Elementary, Los Altos High and Mountain View High schools.
The donations will benefit the local schools by paying for school supplies, improving facilities and funding extracurricular activities.
"Today Wells Fargo is giving thanks and showing our support to local Peninsula educators for what they do in our community," said Bob Ceglio, Wells Fargo's Peninsula Regional president. "Supporting our schools is the right thing to do, and we invite others to contribute to schools in our community."
Wells Fargo invites customers to contribute to their choice of local schools, the American Red Cross or the Save the Bay environmental effort by opening new accounts and services. Wells Fargo automatically will contribute up to $30 per customer when new, qualified accounts such as checking with deposit and credit cards are opened through Dec. 31.
Local schools also benefited from Wells Fargo's "Adopt-a-School" initiative. This year the community partnership raised $68,500 for local schools. Wells Fargo pledged $100 for Bay Area public schools every time the San Francisco Giants scored during KNBR-AM (680) broadcasts this season. On the Peninsula, Wells Fargo adopted Green Oaks Academy in East Palo Alto and Mariano Castro Elementary in Mountain View.
For more information, visit a local Wells Fargo Bank.