MRV Banks makes $840 donation to Kenny Rogers Children’s Center

Monday, April 8, 2019
MRV Banks presents $840 check to Kenny Rogers Children’s Center.
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SIKESTON — MRV Banks recently donated an $840 check to the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center at the 39th Annual Kenny Rogers Center Telethon.

MRV Banks President and CEO Doug Watson said the bank encouraged donations by allowing every employee who donated $10 to put their name into a drawing to win an extra vacation day. The bank then matched the total amount raised.

“The Kenny Rogers Children’s Home has been doing wonderful things for children throughout Southeast Missouri for years,” said Watson. “One of our employees has a daughter who receives speech therapy and occupational therapy services there and we also have another employee who has volunteered with the organization for years. This was a nice opportunity for the entire Sikeston Branch to come together to raise funds and make a difference.”

“We are very appreciative of MRV Banks support for our organization especially as this money helps us continue to provide services at no charge,” said Kenny Rogers Children’s Center Executive Director Michelle Fayette. “We are still a little short of our total telethon donation goal, so if you haven’t made your annual donation yet, it’s not too late to do so.”

Fayettte said secure online donations can be made through their website at or can be mailed to P.O. Box 608 in Sikeston. All donations are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Kenny Rogers Children’s Center is to improve the quality of life for children with special needs and their families throughout the community and region by providing a wide array of superior developmental and therapeutic services. The nonprofit serves children with all types of physical, occupational and speech therapy needs at no cost to parents.

 Founded in 2007, MRV Banks is one of the fastest growing banks in Missouri. With more than $450 million dollars in assets, it is the 75th largest bank in the state of Missouri out of 240 state-chartered banks. MRV Banks has locations in Ste. Genevieve, Cape Girardeau, Sikeston and a new location in Festus. MRV Banks has a reputation of delivering premium banking products and services to local consumers and small business customers throughout Missouri. For more information about MRV Banks, go to or call (573) 481-0310.

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