Hot August Nights Foundation and First Independent Bank Collecting Winter Coats for Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows

The Hot August Nights Foundation Winter Coat Drive Is Underway November 2 - 17, 2023

November 02, 2023

RENO - The public is encouraged to help provide warm winter coats to Northern Nevada children who may not have them by participating in the Hot August Nights Foundation (HANF) Coat Drive between November 2 - 17, 2023. 

Again this year, First Independent Bank and its employees are joining the effort to help those families facing economic uncertainty and other hardships who cannot provide winter clothing independently.

“Hot August Nights Foundation works year round to support children who are in need or at risk,” said Linda Lott, president Hot August Nights Foundation. “Working with our long-term partner, First Independent Bank, to collect coats for the youth at the Boys & Girls Club is a win for the community. Our goal is to over deliver and show these kids how much the community cares.”

All new and gently used coats are provided to the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows which will distribute to families in need during the club’s Thanksgiving event.

“We’re asking the public to do whatever they can to help our local families, whether that means donating one coat or donating several coats,” said Jim DeVolld, managing director, commercial banking at First Independent Bank. “Every donation is important and every donor should feel good about helping someone in need.”

To make donating coats easier, First Independent Bank locations in Reno and Sparks have coat drop-off bins located inside the lobby. Donations may be dropped off during business hours, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (All locations will be closed on Friday, November 10, 2023, in observance of Veterans Day.) 

Participating First Independent Bank locations include:

  • Kietzke - 5335 Kietzke Lane, Reno, NV 89511

  • Robb Drive - 6290 Sharlands Avenue, Reno, NV 890523

  • Sparks Industrial - 980 South McCarran, Sparks, NV 89431

  • Sparks Marina - 725 Sparks Boulevard, Sparks, NV 89434

Additional drop-off locations:

  • Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows - 1300 Foster Drive, Reno, NV 89509

  • Hot August Nights Office - 1425 East Greg Street, Sparks, NV 89431

About Hot August Nights Foundation

A separate entity of Hot August Nights, the Hot August Nights Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3), creates an instrument for individuals and businesses who share the Foundation’s mission to work together, providing in-need or at-risk children with a more meaningful and productive life through the availability of continuing and higher education. The Hot August Nights Foundation members volunteer their time to provide vital resources, including scholarships and volunteer needs while supporting a variety of educational and assistance programs. For more information, call 775-356-1956 or visit

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First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, First Independent Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, First Independent Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.

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