LITTLE VALLEY - It was nine years ago that an internal group of employees at CCB (Cattaraugus County Bank), called CCB's America's Promise Team, decided to develop and sell a cookbook to help their fundraising efforts. You see, this Team at CCB raises money strictly for the purpose of helping children - children who they believe are "America's Promise." They developed and sold their cookbooks.
Five years ago they did it again and again they sold out.
Now it's 2013 and CCB's America's Promise Team is gathering recipes, typing, proofing and getting ready to publish 'CCB's Community Cooking for America's Promise Volume III.'
"Through the successes of the first and second America's Promise cookbooks, we discovered we have folks who like to cook and are very good at it," Mary Jo Woodarek, The America's Promise Team chair at CCB, said. "We also know that our customers, friends and neighbors are good cooks too! On several occasions, I've overheard co-workers asking someone if they've tried the recipe on this page or that page. We are asking the public to help us with the success of this third round of the cookbook by mailing, emailing or bringing in a recipe. If you bring it in, we'll photocopy it - no need to re-write or type anything."
CCB is currently accepting recipes from friends and customers through March 31.
The cookbook will sell for the same, low price as the original ($10) and will be available in late Spring or early Summer. The cookbook would make an ideal addition to the collection for anyone that currently has Volume one and Volume two. It also makes a great gift for birthdays, anniversaries and any time during the holiday season.
"America's Promise" members help to ensure that children receive the five resources they need:
1. An ongoing relationship with a caring adult-mentor;
2. Access to safe places & structured activities during non-school hours;
3. A healthy start;
4. A marketable skill through effective education;
5. An opportunity to give back through community service.
Who wouldn't want to support these efforts these five resources?
CCB is an FDIC insured New York state chartered independent, community bank. From Jan. 2, 1902, CCB has established an unprecedented record of fiscal integrity and sound financial growth, which now totals $190 million in assets. CCB maintains convenient ATMs and can be found on the web at www.ccblv.com. CCB is an equal housing lender. CCB's main office is located in Little Valley, with seven branch offices.