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News / Independence, Inc. is chosen as UNB’s Second Quarter Giving Program Charity


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April 2015 –The University National Bank has selected to support the local Independence, Inc. for its second quarter charity giving program. Since 1978, Independence, Inc. has served as a resource in Lawrence and Northeast Kansas through their mission to maximize the independence of people with disabilities through advocacy, peer support, training, transportation and community education. As an Independent Living Center, they work with people with varying disabilities to live in the environments of their choice, and they offer options, resources and advocacy to help people live fulfilling lives. Their vision is to work together in transforming their communities to be the best places in which people with disabilities can live, learn, and work. For more information about Independence, Inc., please visit

About The University National Bank’s Quarterly Giving Program: Each quarter, UNB selects a local charity they wish to support. Throughout the quarter, a community bulletin board displays information about the charity and UNB employees collect donations from customers and community members. In addition, UNB staff contributes donations by hosting several “Jeans Days.” At the end of the quarter, a check for the lump sum of the donations is presented to the charity and the members of the organization have the opportunity to tell the staff more about its efforts, goals, and additional philanthropic opportunities.