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Community Involvement & Events

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February 10, 2020

CSB Employees Participate in National Wear Red Day

CSB employees participated in national Wear Red Day on February 7th to support the American Heart Association. Employees participating were asked to donate $5 to be eligible to wear a red shirt and jeans in support of the American Heart Association.

January 30, 2020

Citizens Savings Bank presented a check for $1,000 to United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern PA as part of our 2020 commitment as a Corporate Sponsor.

October 16, 2019

Volunteers from CSB spent the day installing safety kits for local senior citizens in order to help them stay in their homes longer. The program called "Stay in Place Senior" is organized by NeighborWorks. CSB volunteers installed fire and smoke detectors, safety features in showers, and more.

September 5, 2019

A team of Citizens employees participated in United Way of Lackawanna, Wayne and Monroe Counties' annual Day of Caring. Employee volunteers helped stock food supplies, organize and stock clothing donations, and pack food donation bags at Angel's Attic in Scranton.  Also a team of employees helped with activities for Meals on Wheels in Monroe County. 

July 24, 2019

Citizens once again sponsored the HillSide Park Summer Concert series in the Abington Area.  Our own Lisa Akulonis,  Manager of Clarks Summit Branch emceed the event.  Lisa setup a table with CSB information and giveaways for the community in attendance. The band "Full Circle" played at the event and all attending had a great time. Additional pictures of the event can be found on and the facebook page of the Abington Area Joint Recreation Board. 

June 29 2019

CSB participated in the South Scranton Block Party.  CSB had a table at the event which included a duck pond with variety of giveaways for the community. All attended had a great time.

June 9, 2019

CSB participated in the South Scranton Homeownership Fair sponsored by United Neighborhood Centers. CSB staff setup a table at table at the event.  CSB staff provided information on various financing alternatives available to interested applicants as well as information on CSB's products and services. 

May 24, 2019

CSB employees held a dress down day on Friday, May 24 for Military Appreciation Month and dressed in red, white, and blue. All of our branches also sold stars and collected personal messages and art from local schools throughout the month of May. We collectively raised $1,046 and collected several hundred handmade cards and pictures to send to the Gino Merli Veterans' Center and our troops over seas. We'd like to thank The Dunmore Elementary Center, Scranton School District's George Bancroft Pre-K and Elementary, William Prescott Elementary, John G. Whittier Elementary, Neil Armstrong Elementary, and Riverside East and West Elementary Schools for their artwork.

April 26, 2019

CSB employees held a dress down day for Autism Speaks in all offices.  Employees were allowed to wear jeans for a $5 donation., and merchandise was available for purchase directly through Autism Speaks website. We successfully raised $305 towards this wonderful cause!

April 18, 2019- United Way Celebration of Caring

CSB attended The United Way's Celebration of Caring Awards Breakfast and received awards for our support. CSB has helped to support the various programs The United Way coordinates to help those in need in our communities.

April 2019 - Community Banking Month


CSB Mount Pocono and Clarks Summit branches are holding art in the offices during the month of April. Pocono Mountain East and West High school students are displaying their art during the month at the bank's Mt. Pocono Branch Office and Abington Heights and Lackawanna Trail High Schools are displaying their student art in our Clarks Summit Branch.  An art show and reception will be held on April 11th in the Mt. Pocono Office for students and their families. All of the artwork will be on display for the entire month for people to come and see.

A variety of fundraisers are being held throughout the month of April as noted below: 

  • Clarks Summit Branch is collecting monetary and food donations for Dalton Food Pantry as well as displaying art work throughout the month of April created by Abington Heights and Lackawanna Trail High School students. Click here to view the artwork.
  • Center City Branch is collecting monetary and food donations for The Ronald McDonald House in Scranton.
  • South Scranton Branch office is collecting monetary and food donations for Catherine MCauley Center in Scranton
  • West Scranton Branch is collecting monetary and food donations for St. Patrick's Parish Food Pantry
  • Taylor Branch is collecting monetary and food donations for the Commission on Economic Opportunity Weinberg Food Bank in Pittston.
  • Honesdale Branch is holding a New and Gently Used Book Drive for the Wayne County Library.
  • Mt. Pocono Branch will hold art in the offices during the month of April by displaying art work from local high school students from Pocono Mountain East and West High School. Click here to see the artwork.

CSB Staff Volunteer with local nonprofit organizations: Numerous bank employees will be volunteering at the Abington Senior Centers, UNC's Angel's Attic, Seniors Got Talent, local food pantries, The Ronald McDonald House and the Wayne County Library.

A customer appreciation day is being held on April 5th for our customers with lite refreshments and giveaways as a thank you for continuing to bank with us.

March 29, 2019

CSB employees participated in CASUAL DAY (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute with a dress down day. The bank raised $515 in support of this great cause. CSB also held a non-perishable food collection for United Neighborhood Centers' Angel's Attic Food Pantry.

March 25, 2019

CSB staff eagerly greeted hundreds of attendees at the 2019 Pocono Home Show this past weekend. We participated in the children's scavenger hunt activity, handed out snacks, and discussed the many options that potential and existing home owners have for making their dreams come true with the help of Citizens Savings Bank.

March 20, 2019

CSB sold  MDA Shamrocks during February and March in all branches. We presented a check to the MDA for $544 in support of this great cause.

March 19, 2019

Seniors Got Talent Featured On WNEP's Good Morning Pennsylvania

WNEP's Good Morning Pennsylvania highlighted the upcoming Seniors Got Talent show. This year's show is on April 7th at 2:00 PM at Lackawanna College. Citizens Savings Bank is a sponsor of this event and South Scranton Branch Manager, Mary Bowen, is part of the team that makes this great event possible every year.

February 15-18, 2019

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

The Bank will be participating in the 15th Annual Festival of Ice. The theme is ICE Wars.  The Bank will have a LIVE carving ice sculpture in front of its Administration building. On Saturday February 16th music will be provided in our Clarks Summit Branch lobby. Refreshments and free giveaways will be available in the office. 

February 1, 2019

Bank Employees Participate in National Wear Red Day

Bank employees will be participating in national Wear Red Day to support the American Heart Association. Employees participating are asked to donate $5 to be eligible to wear a red shirt and jeans in support of the American Heart Association.

January 2, 2019

Citizens Savings Bank donates $1000 to United Neighborhood Centers for 2019 Special Events.

November 2018

Students from Abington Heights High School and Lackawanna Trail High School painted the front branch windows of the Clarks Summit Branch in festive winter and holiday theme pictures to celebrate the season.

October  17, 2018

A team of 8 CSB volunteers will be participating in the upcoming Paint the Town 2018.  As part of the volunteer event, eligible homeowners will receive a Home Matters TM  Safety Kit customized to their expressed needs including items such as smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, safety lights, weather stripping, carpet tape, flash lights, non-slip mats, and other critical items for seniors in their homes in Scranton.

July 27, 2018

CSB will be hosting the Scranton Public Library's Pop Up Library at the bank's Center City Scranton branch location during 4 Fridays from July - October.   (7/24/18, 8/24/18, 9/28/18, & 10/26/18)

The Pop Up library will help with the following:

  • Help people to sign up for library cards or review their accounts
  • Have best seller books available to borrow
  • Provide information on digital resources offered at the library
  • Provide genealogy information