In the early years, the gift was usually a penny for each birthday celebrated. As time went by, the penny became a dollar, and couples celebrating anniversaries began to add their gifts to the birthday oﬀerings. OBHC Birthday Banks have been around since 1929. In the past 90+ years, since the banks were first introduced, thousands of children in need have found hope and a home at Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children.
Throughout this time, Birthday Banks have been made of a variety of materials: wood, cardboard, aluminum and fabricated steel, but the purpose has remained the same. This little bank with the red roof is a place to make an investment for the future in the life of a child and has become a symbol of Oklahoma Baptists’ love and concern for children. That love is something many children are banking on.