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Bank of Utah and Arctic Circle Restaurants seeking donations for Warm Bodies, Warm Souls coat drive for needy families across the state

Nov 24, 2015 08:24AM ● By Bryan Scott

OGDEN - Locally-owned and operated Bank of Utah is sponsoring its annual Warm Bodies, Warm Souls coat drive December 1 – 24. The public is invited to collect new and gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves, blankets and other cold-weather accessories and drop them off at any of Bank of Utah’s 19 branches and mortgage loan offices. This year 39 Arctic Circle locations will also have collection barrels for coats and clothes. As a special thank you, Bank of Utah tellers and Arctic Circle cashiers will give a voucher for a free Black Angus Ranch Burger to anyone who drops off a donation.
“We look forward to collecting for our annual Warm Bodies, Warm Souls coat drive each year,” said DeFries. “Our bank customers and friends have always been so generous in donating cash and coats in the past, and now we are making it even more convenient with our partnership with Arctic Circle Restaurants, and their foundation, Arctic Cares.”
Bank of Utah will distribute cash and clothing donations to:
·         The Lantern House
·         Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank in Ogden
·         Cache Community Food Pantry in Logan
·         Tremonton Community Pantry
·         The Family Support Center in Brigham City
·         Community Action Services and Food Bank in Orem
·         Crossroads Urban Center in Salt Lake City
·         Road Home in Salt Lake City
·         The Happy Kids Day Care Center
·         Bountiful Community Food Pantry
·         The Hope Pregnancy Center in St. George
“We’re excited to join Bank of Utah in their coat drive for the second year,” said Kasey Christensen, chief operating officer for Arctic Circle. “Last year we donated 800 Ranch Burger coupons and now this year we’re pleased to serve as donation drop off sites and continue with the Ranch Burger donations. What a great way to give back during the holidays.”
Donate at any of Bank of Utah’s 19 branches and loan offices in Tremonton, Logan, Brigham City, Ogden, Tooele, Layton, Salt Lake, Orem, Price and St. George. For a full list of Arctic Circle’s 39 Utah locations visit and for more information on the coat drive visit
About Bank of Utah
Bank of Utah, in business for 63 years, was founded and organized by Frank M. Browning, an Ogden business executive. The bank officially opened for business on December 1, 1952 with 16 employees, and has grown to over 300 employees and $850 million in assets. The bank currently has 13 full-service branches along the Wasatch Front, mortgage offices in St. George, South Towne, Price, Logan, Tooele and Sandy, and corporate trust teams in Ogden and Salt Lake City. Bank of Utah offers personal banking, business banking, home lending, trust management and investment services. For more information call 1-800-516-5559 or visit