Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff is pleased to announce the next celebration of Thankful Tuesdays – the Bank’s ongoing event series celebrating our island community’s continuing recovery and resilient spirit after Hurricane Ian.


For Thankful Tuesday on the 14th, we have retained Safeguard Shredding Services to safely destroy your no longer needed documents,” said Roepstorff. “Stop by our Sanibel office and enjoy iced water, shredded coconut sweets, coffee and doughnuts while shredding your unwanted paperwork. After you’re finished, we’ll be offering lawn and leaf vegetation recycling bags to take home for your outdoor use.”


Bank of the Island staffers will also be distributing We Love Our Islands vehicle decals. “This program lets a winning islander choose which non-profit will receive the Bank’s next donation. Over the years, more than $90,000 has been distributed through We Love Our Islands,” said Roepstorff. “With the current donation total reaching $2,000, now, more than ever, we encourage everyone to place a new We Love Our Islands decal on their vehicle and check in weekly at our office or on our website to see if your tag number has been chosen as the winner. It’s just another way of showing how proud we are to support our islands.”


The March 14 Thankful Tuesday will be held at the Bank’s Sanibel office from 9-noon, with giveaways being offered while supplies last.


The Thankful Tuesdays program started in early November, with Bank of the Islands inviting neighbors and customers to visit the Sanibel office for refreshment and renewal. Previous offerings of support have included coffee, doughnuts, boxed lunches, 4,000 pounds of bagged ice, stocking stuffers, and stress-relieving seated massages to help those working on their homes and businesses. Last month’s giveaway featured Valentine’s chocolates and roses.


The Bank of the Islands’ offices, including ATM operations, have both reopened after the hurricane. The Captiva office, located next to the Captiva Post Office at 14812 Captiva Drive, is open from 9am-2pm Monday-Friday, with a half-hour lunch closure at noon. The Bank’s Sanibel office is offering banking services from 9am-4pm Monday-Friday out of its temporary on-site operation on premise at 1699 Periwinkle Way

at Casa Ybel Road. In addition, the Edison National Bank offices in Fort Myers at 13000 S. Cleveland Avenue and the River District office at 2105 First Street will continue to welcome all of the Bank’s island customers.

As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades.