give. serve. unite.
One of our Founding Principles is GENEROSITY. We Do More Than We Need To. The Spirit of giving started with our founder, Ray M. Bain, and is part of the First United Bank culture.
The Spirit of Generosity is back!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at First United Bank! It’s time to promote the Spirit of GENEROSITY as we join together to GIVE, SERVE and UNITE this holiday season.
Starting today each individual Banking Center and/or department will have a discretionary budget that must be used to perform random acts of kindness throughout the communities we serve. That’s right, the budget is discretionary – no strings attached.
Here are some examples of how your budget might be used: Throw a Christmas party for a senior living community; buy Christmas presents for a low-income afterschool program; or deliver cookies and coffee to nurses in your community hospital. In the Spirit of GENEROSITY, no act of kindness is too small to make a difference this holiday season.
Since 2014 our STARS have done some pretty amazing things through the Spirit of GENEROSITY campaign. Most importantly, we’ve learned that no act of kindness is too small to make a difference.
Your Banking Center Manager and Operations Manager will be in touch to begin planning for your campaign. In the meantime, here is a breakdown of the Banking Centers & Departments:
- Dimmitt Banking Center
- Earth Banking Center
- Seagraves Banking Center
- Lubbock Northwest Banking Center
- Lubbock Southeast Banking Center
- Lubbock Southwest Banking Center
- Sudan Banking Center
- Littlefield Banking Center
- Seminole Banking Center
- Amarillo Colonies Banking Center
- Amarillo Tradewind Banking Center
- Canyon Banking Center
- Lamesa Banking Center
- Wichita Falls Banking Center
- Childress Main & Gateway Banking Centers
- Paducah Banking Center
- Spirit Mortgage, Lubbock
- Spirit Mortgage, Amarillo
- Plains Bancorp, Inc.
- Risk Management Department
- Information Technology Department
- Customer Service Department & Human Resources
- Loan Administration & Imaging Departments
- Items Processing & Electronic Services Departments
- Credit Analyst Department
Share the Spirit
We encourage you to enjoy the Spirit of GENEROSITY by performing random acts of kindness with your family and friends. Be sure to Like and Share our Spirit of GENEROSITY photos on your personal social media channels using the hashtag, #SpiritofGenerosity.
Here are some ways you can share the Spirit on your own this holiday season.
Give someone a sincere compliment.
Shovel your neighbor’s sidewalk.
Thank a front-line worker you see today - grocery workers, nurses, law enforcement.
Buy Christmas gifts for the kids of a family in need or take toys to a shelter.
Take treats or a meal to the officers at your local police or fire station.
Bring coffee to a co-worker.
Pay for someone’s gas.
Call a family member just to chat.
Know parents who could use a night out? Offer to babysit for free.
Deliver coloring books and crayons to a children’s hospital.
Pick up a piece of trash off the street and throw it away.
Make an effort to speak positively today - in real life and on social media.
Write a thank you note to your mail carrier it’s cold out there!
Give those around you extra grace and kindness today.
Give up a good parking spot for someone else.
Sponsor a child on an Angel Tree or Giving Tree.
Carry a $10 gift card with you and give it to someone randomly.