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Community Good Works

July 25, 2014

Citizens Bank, MutualOne Bank, RTN Federal Credit Union and more are featured in our weekly roundup of banks and brokerages giving back to their communities.


Athol Savings Bank

Athol Savings Bank's Winchendon branch sponsored a themed basket raffle at Winchendon's 250th Grand Celebration. The raffle raised $1,000, all of which benefited the Winchendon Community Action Committee Inc., a nonprofit social service agency that assists families and individuals in crisis.


Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank will award $405,000 to 20 organizations in Massachusetts as part of its Citizens Helping Citizens Manage Money initiative. United Way, Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance Inc. and Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Inc. are among the groups receiving funding.

Citizens Bank's global restructuring group was a presenting sponsor at in Zoo New England's recent Zootopia Gala. The event raised money for the zoo's programming and facility.


MutualOne Bank

MutualOne Bank donated $2,000 to support the Framingham History Center's 13th Annual House Tour held on May 18. This year's tour featured an arts and culture theme, with local homes showcasing the creativity of the owners.


People's United Bank

The Danversbank Charitable Foundation Inc., a philanthropic arm of People's United Bank, has given $15,000 Fenway Community Development Corp. for its community impact project. Fenway CDC's community impact project details a five-year strategy for effecting positive change and engaging the broader community through its programs and services. The project will serve approximately 850 low- and moderate-income residents.


Rockland Trust

Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation has awarded 10 scholarships of $2,500 each to college-bound high school students in the Metro West region. The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation and a committee formed by the principal of each school selected the winners based on academic achievement, community involvement, character and financial need.


RTN Federal Credit Union

Waltham-based RTN Federal Credit Union recently presented a summer youth employment workshop at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Sixty high school and college students attended the seminar "Basics of Money Management," presented by Kerri McLaughlin, RTN's education and financial literacy coordinator. The workshop was part of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's workforce development student training program.


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