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Community Good Works

June 27, 2014

Mechanics Cooperative Bank helped raise more than $8,000 for the Taunton YMCA.Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England, Mechanics Cooperative Bank, the Milford National Bank and Trust Co. and more are featured in this week's roundup of banks and brokerages giving back to their communities.


Clinton Savings Bank

For its second consecutive year, Clinton Savings Bank sponsored the Bolton 5K Rally, a walk and fun run that raises money for worthy local causes. This year, the Bolton 5K Rally selected the Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps, which helps about 100 at-risk children, as its beneficiary.


Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England

The charitable foundation of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England has raised more than $100,000 for Homes for Our Troops. The funds were raised during the ninth annual Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares Spirit of Home Awards Celebration.

Homes for Our Troops is a nonprofit organization based in Taunton that builds specially adapted homes for veterans who have suffered life-altering injuries during their service.


Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod will be the official bank of the New Balance Falmouth Road Race, scheduled for Aug. 17. In this role, the bank will have employees volunteering at race stations and has a team of runners participating. The bank will also offer a number of bibs to local runners to help raise money for area charities.


CPCU Credit Union

CPCU Credit Union's Community Cooks Cooking Team is celebrating a year of donations to ShortStop, a transitional home for homeless young adults, through the local non-profit Community Cooks. For the past 12 months, Community Cooks has rallied volunteers to help provide balanced, home-cooked meals for vulnerable people in the community. CPCU has recruited a team of cooks from amongst its own employees to help out.


Mechanics Cooperative Bank

Taunton-based Mechanics Cooperative Bank contributed $8,000 to the Taunton YMCA through corporate and employee donations. In addition to a $5,000 corporate donation, Mechanics Cooperative Bank created and organized an internal bank fundraising campaign that contributed $3,000.


The Milford National Bank and Trust Co.

The Milford National Bank and Trust Co. has donated $500,000 to assist with the Milford Regional Medical Center's building expansion. The donation-the largest in the bank's 165-year-old history-will support a major capital initiative that will create a new emergency department, intensive care unit and private patient rooms.


MutualOne Bank

Framingham-based MutualOne Bank has awarded $10,000 to support out-of-school programs provided by the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest at its Pearl Street Clubhouse in Framingham.


Needham Bank

Needham Bank recently awarded a $4,000 scholarship to Ursuline Academy senior Jaclynne Nader of Milton. The bank awards a scholarship to a graduating Ursuline Academy student every year and this year chose Nader for her volunteerism with organizations like the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Jimmy Fund and the Relay for Life. Nader will attend Georgetown University as a pre-med major.


The Plymouth and South Shore Association

The Plymouth and South Shore Association of Realtors Community Service Committee has secured more than $5,000 in grants from the Massachusetts Association of Realtors (MAR) Charitable Foundation's  Housing and Homeless Assistance Grant program for two local nonprofits. My Brother's Keeper received a $2,000 grant and Norfolk Advocates for Children received a $2,500 grant.

The MAR foundation's board of trustees created this program to enhance Realtor support for local non-profit groups and their initiatives to provide affordable housing, shelter and emergency care services within the commonwealth.



Whitinsville-based UniBank recently donated $2,500 donation to the Sutton Public Library to fund summer programming for children, teens and adults.


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