SOURCE: Community Bank of the Bay

Community Bank of the Bay

December 03, 2015 18:05 ET

Community Bank Holds Annual Teddy Bear Adoption Donation Drive in Partnership With Capes4Heroes to Give the Gift of Hope, Courage and 'Superhero' Strength to Children Spending the Holidays in the Hospital

DANVILLE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2015) - Community Bank of the Bay (CBB) (OTCBB: CBYAA) announced the annual Teddy Bear Adoption Drive Fundraiser is underway now thru December 18, 2015, at their East Bay locations located in Danville and Oakland. The bear adoptions are a creative way to collect donations from clients to support a good cause. Donations collected through bear adoptions are going to Capes4Heroes, a Danville founded non-profit organization that gives superhero capes to children battling life-threatening diseases and or disabilities.

CBB and Capes4Heros are seeking support of the whole Bay Area community to reach the goal of gifting capes and teddy bears to 300 children spending the holidays in the hospital. Capes and teddy bears will be distributed by the nurses and doctors at Kaiser Oakland, UCSF and Stanford to the hospitalized children during the week before Christmas.

Capes4Heroes, established in 2008, presents superhero capes to children dealing with life-threatening illness, disability or life struggle to help them showcase their strength and courage. The handmade capes are customized for each child by volunteer seamstresses. The bear adoption drive is a major fundraiser for the organization which has a list of 50 "heroes" that have been nominated via the Capes4Heros Facebook Page waiting to receive a cape.

During the Teddy Bear Adoption Drive, a donation of just $30, which covers the materials to produce the cape, a child will receive the gift of hope, courage, and strength that a superhero cape symbolizes as well and the comfort that comes from a teddy bear donated from one child to another with love.

Margie Perry, SVP and Manager of the Danville Office of Community Bank of the Bay, has been holding teddy bear adoptions to raise money for local charities for 20 years. For the past three years, CBB has partnered with Capes4Heroes. Margie and her CBB team members have engaged local elementary schools to collect the bears. "I am honored to support these young children who are battling serious illnesses. We truly celebrate the superheroes they are," said Perry. "Special thank yous to the incredible doctors and nurses as well as the tireless efforts of Capes4Heroes."

CBB's partnership with Capes4Heroes exemplifies the bank's commitment to community. 

To make a tax deductible donation by adopting a teddy bear, stop in to one of Community Bank of the Bay's East Bay offices in Danville located at 156 Diablo Rd. and in Oakland located at 180 Grand Avenue, during normal business hours from now thru Friday, December 18, 2015. Donations can also be made online at

To learn more about how to support Capes4Heroes visit and for more information about Community Bank of the Bay, please visit

About Capes4Heroes
Capes4Heroes, formerly Kiss The Toad Creations, is a not-for-profit organization based in Danville, California. They believe that the real super heroes in this world are the children who are battling a life threatening illness, disability or a life struggle. Capes4Heroes honors the children's courage and superhuman strength by presenting them with their official superhero cape. For more information, visit

About CBB
Community Bank of the Bay (CBB) is a relationship bank, headquartered in Oakland, which offers FDIC-insured deposit services to individuals, businesses and non-profits. It is also an SBA Preferred Lender that specializes in providing flexible financing to small-mid sized businesses. CBB (OTCBB: CBYAA) was the first bank in California to be certified by the U.S. Department of Treasury as a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and is one of only three CDFI banks in the Bay Area. CBB is also a certified Bay Area Green Business, rated 5-stars by Bauer Financial for safety and soundness and Bank of the Year by the Western Independent Bankers Association in 2015. For more information, visit

Locations participating in the Teddy Bear Adoption Drive:

Community Bank of the Bay - Danville 156 Diablo Road Danville, CA 94526 (925) 838-2902
Community Bank of the Bay - Oakland 180 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA 94612 (510) 433-5400

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Capes4Heroes on Facebook:
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