In the Community

We do our best to be good citizens — just like you. We understand a successful company must also be a responsible member of the community. That’s why we strive to provide exceptional customer service and support many community projects and initiatives.

Community Involvement & Events

September 20, 2017

A team of Citizens employee volunteers participated in Paint the Town 2017.  Employees helped install repair kits including smoke and carbon dioxide detectors, grab bars, non-slip mats, solar-powered security lights and other critical items for seniors in their homes in Scranton.

September 7, 2017

A team of Citizens employees participated in United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties annual Day of Caring. Employee volunteers helped spruce up the West Scranton Senior Center and served lunch to the seniors.

July 12, 2017

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 "Music for Models" 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 21, 2017

Citizens holds Business Card Exchange with local businesses at its Clarks Summit Branch office.

June 2017

CSB donated $500 to Clarks Summit Abington Area Veterans Park to help with renovations of the park including a gazebo, parking spaces and landscaping.

April 28, 2017

CSB employees held a dress down day for Autism Speaks in all offices.  Employees were allowed to wear jeans for a $5 donation.  Merchandise was available for purchase directly through Autism Speaks website. A total donation of $615 was made to this great cause. 

Click on this link to view pictures from the event.

April 20, 2017

CSB held art in the offices during the month of April. Pocono Mountain East and West High school students displayed their art during the month at the bank's Mt. Pocono Branch Office.  A art show and reception was held on April 20th in the Mt. Pocono Office for students and their families.  A picture of all students attending is noted above.  Also 6 student drawing winners were selected that evening that received either a gift or gift card. (picture noted above) The event was well received by customers, staff students, friends and families.

April 1 - May 31, 2017

CSB will be celebrating Community Banking Month in all offices during April and May.

A variety of volunteer events and fundraisers are being held throughout both months 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. 
  • Center City Branch participated in First Friday Art Walk on 4/7/17 by displaying student art from Abington Heights and Lackawanna Trail High Schools
  • South Scranton Branch office is collecting monetary and food donations for Angel's Attic Food Pantry
  • 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 Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge
  • Honesdale Branch is collection item and monetary donations for the Victim's Intervention Program
  • Mt. Pocono Branch held 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. (Pictures noted above)

CSB Staff Volunteer with local nonprofit organizations: Numerous bank employees will be volunteering at the West Scranton and Abington Senior Centers, volunteering at local animal shelters such as Dessin Animal Shelter and Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, helping youth in need at Cinderella's Closet and Seniors at the Senior's Got Talent show held by United Neighborhood Centers and working phones by taking donations for WVIA live on air.

Two customer appreciation days are being held on April 7th and 14th thanking our customer with lite refreshments and giveaways as a thank you for continuing to bank with us.

March 30, 2017

CSB employees participate in CASUAL DAY (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) for Northeast Regional Cancer Institute with a dress down day and by purchasing and selling Casual Day Pins in all branches.  The bank raised $545.00 in support of this great cause. Click to view photos of the event.

February 21, 2017

CSB will be selling MDA Shamrocks during month of March in all branches. Stop in and support a great cause.

February 17-20, 2017

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

The Bank participated in the 13th Annual Festival of Ice. The Bank had a Broadway themed Hamilton sculpture on display in front of Citizens Plaza on State Street during the event weekend. On February 17th music was provided in our Clarks Summit Branch lobby. Refreshments  and free giveaways were made available in the office. The Bank sponsored music at all event locations on the weekend.

February 3, 2017

Bank Employees Participate in National Wear Red Day

Bank employees participated in national Wear Red Day 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. The bank collected $325 during the dress down day to support the American Red Cross.

January 5, 2017

Citizens Savings Bank donates $1,000 to Scranton 1/2 Marathon. A check was presented for $1,000 in support of the Scranton Half Marathon on 4/2/17.  Citizens has been a sponsor of the race since its inception in 2014.  Proceeds to benefit continued development of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

December 8, 2016 

Citizens Savings Bank will be participating in the annual "Festival of Trees" Event beginning December 9, 2016 through January 9, 2017 at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton. All trees on the premise will be decorated in a Steampunk theme. 

In an attempt to celebrate Lackawanna County’s industrial history, the theme for this year is Steamtown Goes Steampunk! Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial, steam-powered machinery which has launched a whole visual style and philosophy. It blends the cutting edge with the past by juxtaposing modern technology with a Victorian aesthetic. Steampunk has roots in the Victorian era and the fantastic works of authors such as Jules Verne, who wrote Around the World in Eighty Days, The Steam House, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea; and H.G. Wells, author of The Invisible Man and The Time Machine.

All proceeds received benefited Toys for Tots. Five employees collaborated together and designed a Steampunk related tree for the event.  Visit the outstanding creative talents of many local organizations and individuals.  Tree displays will remain up until 1/9/2017.

December 7, 2016

Citizens Savings Bank donates $1000 to United Neighborhood Centers for 2017 Special Events.