EDINA, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Minnesota Bank & Trust is offering new and existing customers an opportunity to support women fighting breast cancer in the area through its new Pink Ribbon Debit Card. Every time a customer uses the card to make a purchase, MBT will make a contribution to Hope Chest for Breast Cancer, based in Wayzata, Minn.
Pink Ribbon Debit Cards are free and available with all MBT personal checking accounts. Customers can help raise funds locally by using the card. Every time the card is swiped, the bank will make a contribution to Hope Chest at no cost to the customer. In the first half of 2014, the Heartland Financial network of banks have raised over $54,000 for breast cancer charities, according to Kate Kelly, President and CEO of Minnesota Bank & Trust.
“This initiative is new for Minnesota Bank & Trust but we are confident it will become a significant and ongoing support to Hope Chest. We will continue to provide funding well into the future for Hope Chest,” Kelly said. “The success of this program is literally in the hands of the customer.”
Hope Chest for Breast Cancer raises critical resources through the sale of upscale furniture, accessories and designer women’s clothing donated by individuals, wholesalers and retail businesses. The Foundation uses funds from the stores and other fundraising opportunities to support breast cancer causes such as early detection education and screening, emergency funds programs and nutritional meals. Barbara Hensley founded Hope Chest after the loss of her two sisters to the disease.