Supporting our communities with over $1.3 million in donations and sponsorships in 2020
Posted on February 4, 2021
Country Bank is proud to report donations and sponsorships for 2020, totaling $1.3 million. Through the bank’s philanthropic efforts, we provide support to local non-profits throughout the communities we serve; in 2020, more than 400 of these organizations received generous donations.
The pandemic has left businesses and individuals facing continued looming uncertainties. Many non-profits struggled from the economic fallout, and they looked to community partners like Country Bank for assistance. In total, we donated over $500,000 to area hospitals and first responder housing efforts to provide the financial and tangible emergency resources needed to support their mission during the pandemic.
Organizations receiving support included:
- Behavioral Health Network, Inc
- Boys and Girls Club of Worcester
- Christina’s House
- Greater Worcester Community Foundation
- Provision Ministry
- Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation
- Ronald McDonald House of Springfield
- The Springfield Rescue Mission
- Why Me and Sherry’s House
- Worcester Youth Center
Recognizing the importance and overwhelming need to help organizations that address hunger, we provided monetary donations to food programs throughout the region that exceeded $100,000.
The recipients of these funds included:
- Friends of the Homeless, Springfield
- Rachel’s Table
- St. John’s Food Program
- The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
- The Mustard Seed
- Worcester County Food Bank
- Numerous local food pantries
“As a community partner, we care deeply about the sustainability of our communities. As such, and in recognizing the burdens that our communities have experienced throughout this year, we were honored to offer support during what has been the most stressful time in our history. Supporting and enriching our communities is not only a part of our mission; it’s simply who we are as an organization,” stated Paul Scully, President and CEO of Country Bank.
2021 will continue to provide challenges to the non-profit sector, and they will once again rely heavily on their community banking partners to help them with their mission to assist those they serve. Community banks are a critical resource and will be called upon to continue with much needed additional assistance in the new year.