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Lakeland Bank’s Employees Donate to Hospice

Karen Ann Quinlan Foundation and Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Oak Ridge, N.J. – November 3, 2011 –– Through Lakeland Bank’s Jeans Day program more than $2,500 was contributed by employees to support Hospice care programs at the Karen Ann Quinlan Foundation, and Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center organizations.
“As a community-focused bank, we believe the support our employees give to non-profit organizations help strengthen and unite the communities we serve,” said Thomas J. Shara, president and CEO of Lakeland Bank. “Lakeland Bank’s employees continue to generously donate to local charities.”
The company’s Jeans Day program provides an opportunity for employees to wear jeans on Fridays if they contribute $10 to Lakeland Bank Charities. Employees nominate their favorite charities at the beginning of the year, and each month the money donated is provided to one or two non-profit organizations.
About the Charities
A regional leader in Hospice care for over 30 years, the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice serves North and Northwest, N.J. and the Pike County area of Pa. Their mission is to provide a full continuum of high quality in-home medical, emotional and spiritual services to individuals requiring hospice or home care, their family members and the community. The Administrative Office is located in Newton, N.J. and you can learn more about any of their services, 24 hours a day at (800) 882-1117.
The Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and their families during life's final stages. They can accommodate patients being cared for in Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Hudson, Union, Upper Somerset, Middlesex or Monmouth counties. For information on Hospice programs in the Northern New Jersey area, call Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center at (973) 322-4800.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bancorp, the holding company for Lakeland Bank, has an asset base of approximately $2.7 billion and 47 offices spanning six northern New Jersey counties: Bergen, Essex, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and Warren. Lakeland Bank offers an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services, including online banking, localized commercial lending teams, and 24-hour or less turnaround time on consumer loan applications. For more information about the bank’s full line of products and services, visit their website at lakelandbank.com.
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