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Local First Spotlight

Local First Spotlight

Abundant Blessings Thrift Shop


Here at Pennian Bank, we are committed to supporting organizations that make our communities a better place to live and work. Our Local First Program was designed with that in mind; to encourage support of local organizations from friends and neighbors.

This program allows Pennian Bank customers to designate eligible checking or savings accounts to participating nonprofit organizations. Donations are made by the bank each quarter to organizations with 20 or more supporters. These donations are calculated based on the average balance in the customers’ accounts.

Today we are featuring one of our Local First Organizations and how the program has made a difference for them.

Organization:  Abundant Blessings Thrift Shop
Location:  22 Abundant Blessing Drive, Mifflintown
Mission:  Provide Faith-based support for neighbors at home and abroad.
Local First Organization Since:  2020
Donations from the program: Two quarterly donation checks, totaling over $1000

“We are excited and grateful to be a part of Pennian Bank’s Local First Program,” says Michelle Brubaker, Administrator for Abundant Blessings. “It has been an extreme blessing to provide faith-based funds for our neighbors here and abroad. We plan to use the funds generated by the Local First Program right here in our community, in addition to the 20% that the thrift shop reserves for giving. It is our desire to give back to those in need in addition to providing quality items for resale in our community. We are grateful to everyone that contributes to the store either by donating or making purchases and for those that volunteer their time and talents.”

Scott Fritz, President and CEO of Pennian Bank commented “Abundant Blessings Thrift Shop has been a great supporter of our Local First Program and in a time when organizations are struggling to raise money, this program has been a great cost-free way for their supporters to give back.”

If you are a Pennian Bank customer and haven’t already signed up, please be sure to reach out to your local Pennian bank and ask how to be a part of this exciting program at NO COST to you! To find a full list of participating organizations click here or call any office. If you’d like to find out more about Abundant Blessings, visit