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Aug. 1, 2014

The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded a $3,500 grant to Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s Wayside Campus in Framingham.

Florence Savings Bank, MutualOne Bank, North Brookfield Savings Bank and more share the spotlight in this week’s roundup of banks, brokerages and others giving back to their communities. 


Florence Savings Bank

Florence Savings Bank has given $5,000 to the Easthampton Community Center to purchase a generator. The center operates a food pantry serving 840 families in the Greater Easthampton area, and the generator will provide continuous power for food refrigeration in the event of a power outage.


Habitat for Humanity/ U.S. Pavement Services

U.S. Pavement Services is donating sealcoating and line painting to Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston. The supplies will be used on a 17,000-square-foot parking lot at Blue Hill Place in Dorchester. Blue Hill Place is Habitat Greater Boston’s largest single project to date, and includes 24 Habitat homes and one commercial unit.


IC Federal Credit Union

Employee volunteers from IC Federal Credit Union got together this week with members of the Boys & Girls Club of Leominster to cook meals for their neighbors in need at the Boys & Girls Club on Lindell Avenue in Leominster.


Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union will donate $1,500 to Operation Delta Dog, a nonprofit that trains shelter dogs as service animals for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The donation was the most recent in the credit union’s “Give A Click” campaign, which runs quarterly and encourages people to read about and vote for a nonprofit to receive a donation.


Middlesex Savings Bank

The charitable foundation of Natick-based Middlesex Savings Bank has given $249,175 to 19 non-profit organizations based in Eastern and Central Massachusetts. Grant recipients include the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Danforth Museum of Art and Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders.

The awards are part of the bank’s first of two annual grant cycles.


Mechanics Cooperative Bank

Fall River-based Mechanics Cooperative Bank has given $2,500 to Steppingstone and the First Step Inn in support of their efforts to help the homeless in Fall River.


MutualOne Bank

Framingham-based MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded a $3,500 grant to Wayside Youth & Family Support Network’s Wayside Campus in Framingham. The funds will be used to purchase sports and recreational equipment for the Wayside Campus gymnasium, cover youth fees for town recreational activities and purchase a yoga program specifically designed for children with behavioral and emotional problems.


North Brookfield Savings Bank

North Brookfield Savings Bank is sponsoring blood drives at four of its branches during the months of August and September. The blood drives will supply blood to Baystate Medical Center (BMC) of Springfield.

To participate, donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Each donor at the August and September blood drives will receive a free ticket to the Big E, while supplies last.

Blood drives will be held at the following North Brookfield Savings Bank locations:

• Palmer: Aug. 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Belchertown: Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• West Brookfield: Sept. 4, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

• North Brookfield: Sept. 26, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


North Shore Bank and Saugusbank

Saugusbank and North Shore Bank, which expect to complete their merger in September, will collect new school supplies at all of their branches this month to support BridgeHouse Family Shelter’s annual supply drive. The supply drive runs through Aug. 25.


radius financial group

Norwell-based radius financial group inc. recently raised $2,000 for Homes for Our Troops, an organization that builds specially adapted homes for severely injured, post 9/11 veterans. The company pledged $1 for every new and existing “like” it received on its Facebook page through July 13. 


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