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Community Good Works

May 9, 2014

CPCU Credit Union, Partners Insurance Group, TD Bank and many others are featured in this week's roundup of local banks and brokerages giving back to their communities.


Admirals Bank

Admirals Bank and the Neighborhood House Charter School this week honored the first graduates of its Admirals Bank Financial Scholars Program, a web-based financial literacy platform. The bank partnered with EverFi Inc. on the project.


CPCU Credit Union

CPCU Credit Union collected more than 200 books throughout April as part of the Massachusetts Credit Union League's Children's Book Month initiative. Every year, the league collaborates with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to distribute the collected books to local nonprofits, low-income daycares, schools and shelters in Somerville and surrounding communities.


Eastern Bank

The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation donated $750,000 in grants to representatives from 66 local nonprofits at its 10th Annual Community Quarterback celebration. Among the event's honorees was former WCVB-TV consumer reporter and news anchor Susan Wornick, who was recognized for her dedication to championing the interests of consumers living throughout eastern Massachusetts communities. 

The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation also made a $5,000 donation to the Susan Wornick Journalism Scholarship Fund, which is given to a student at her alma mater, Natick High School. Wornick recently retired after 34 years from WCVB-TV.


Middlesex Savings Bank

Middlesex Savings Bank has pledged $75,000 over three years toward the renovation and expansion of the Hopkinton Public Library. The bank's pledge puts the library foundation's fundraising at just over $450,000 for the project.


MutualOne Bank

The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $7,225 to Marian High School to purchase five new computers and a new server.


Needham Bank

On Marathon Monday, Westwood-based day camp Hale Reservation, The Dorchester Boys and Girls Club and Wellesley customers of Needham Bank held a BBQ on the marathon route to welcome the families of Team Hale. Needham Bank is a principal sponsor of Hale Reservation of Westwood's race series.

Needham Bank will also sponsor the Newton-based Birthday Wishes' annual Cake Walk event. Birthday Wishes provides birthday celebrations for homeless and disadvantaged youth in the Greater Boston and MetroWest area. The Cake Walk, a non-competitive 5k and half-mile walk, will take place at Millennium Park in West Roxbury on May 18.


Partners Insurance Group

Partners Insurance Group is offering a free shredding day on May 17 in Swansea. The event will take place at 560 Wilbur Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon. Residents can bring private, sensitive and/or confidential information to the site to see that it is properly destroyed.


Reading Co-operative Bank

Reading Co-operative Bank has donated $2,500 to the David K. Johnson Foundation, which promotes awareness and provides support for individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The donation was used to host "Aging Parents: Navigating the Journey," a panel discussion hosted by author Janet Simpson Benvenuti; Stephen J. Spano, elder law attorney at Spano & Dawicki; and Jacqui Carson, CEO of Sanborn Place Home Care & Day Services. 


RTN Federal Credit Union

RTN Federal Credit Union will sponsor its fourth annual Walk Home on Sunday, June 8. Since 2011, RTN has raised more than $60,000 for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless through Walk Home, which will take place in Danvers, Dorchester Lower Mills and Waltham this year.


TD Bank

TD Bank has entered into a two-year partnership with Boston Pride to support the organization's 2014 and 2015 programming, including the annual Boston Pride Week celebration with the Pride Parade and Pride Festival, Latin@ Pride and Youth events. This is the first time that Boston Pride has entered into a multi-year agreement with a corporate partner.


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