BBVA Compass gives local students christmas toys

The toy giveaway is apart of the Project Blue Elf.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017 11:49 AM

Students at Madison County Elementary School were in for a big surprise on Thursday morning. 

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Employees with BBVA Compass delivered toys and savings account vouchers as part of the fifth annual Project Blue Elf.

The program is apart of the bank's holiday initative to give toys to students in low-to-moderate-income areas.

Each year the bank partners with a different local school for the project.

The Christmas gifts were a surprise to the students but they also got to decorate gingerbread men as a tasty snack.

Around 134 students at the elementary school took park in the project.

"It's just unbelievable to watch the joy on the faces of these children as they decorate their cookies and we give them their toy, it warms your heart and makes the holiday season that much better," said Jason Baldwin, BBVA CEO of North Alabama. 

Also, as an incentive to start thinking about future finances, the students were also given $25 vouchers to open up a new savings account with the bank.

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