American State Bank and Trust Co. will sponsor its 13th annual Mitten Tree charitable project at all of its branches through mid-December.  

The Mitten Tree gives bank customers and community members a chance to donate new hats, gloves, scarves, coats and mittens to children and families in need as a way to brighten their holiday season.

Each American State Bank location will have a Christmas tree in the lobby that individuals can help decorate with clothing items.  

Only new items are being sought, as well as cash donations. All gifts will then be taken to a local charity for distribution prior to Christmas.

For additional information, call American State Bank at (620) 271-0123.