Country Bank Donates $2,500 to Rockdale Recovery High
Country Bank is proud to support Rockdale Recovery High School in Worcester with a $2,500 donation to assist with student transportation.
Rockdale Recovery High School accepts students from towns within Central Massachusetts who struggle with substance abuse. The school provides a safe and substance-free educational environment that supports students in the commitment they have made to overcome their addiction. In addition to academic studies, there is an emphasis on the values of self-determination and independence, which in turn guides the students to be healthy and productive members of society. The students enrolled are also held to the same accountability standards as all students in the state.
Transportation to and from school each day is offered as part of enrollment, and Country Bank’s donation will be used specifically to assist with the funding of transportation. “We are delighted to support a program that is so meaningful to students who are working hard to overcome their addiction.” stated Paul Scully, President and CEO at Country Bank. “It is so important to us to continue to assist local organizations such as this, and further the recovery and education of the students in our local communities.”
Rockdale Recovery High School is located at 20 Rockdale Street in Worcester. To learn more, please visit www.cmsec.org.
Worcester Common Ground Expresses Gratitude
Recently members of Country Bank were presented with an award from Worcester Common Ground, in appreciation for their donation of $2,000 earlier in 2016, as well as the many hours of volunteer time from their staff at various events throughout the city of Worcester.
“I was so proud to volunteer to help out at the Worcester Common Ground events this past year. I especially remember priming tires for the “Play Everywhere Challenge” with students from the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School” stated Peter Rovezzi, Vice President, Business Development at Country Bank. “I’m looking forward to the warm weather when Yvette & Charise can put me and others from our team back to work in the Worcester community.
For more information visit wcgcdc.org.
Country Bank Goes Bald for Walk of Champions
The staff at Country Bank participated in BE BOLD BE BALD on October 21st to benefit The Walk of Champions at Baystate Mary Lane. BE BOLD BE BALD is an annual event that was created by the bank’s advertising agency, Small Army. The event began in 2009 in honor of the agency’s co-founder Mike Connell. Country Bank wanted to show their support for the cause and also benefit an organization that is near and dear to the communities that surround them.
Donations came in from the staff and customers, and at the end of the day a total of $3,500 was raised – all to benefit cancer care at Baystate Mary Lane. “We had so much fun participating in this very heartfelt event” stated Shelley Regin, Senior Vice President, Marketing. “Cancer is something that has effected most people in one form or another, and we did this to show support to all of our friends and family that have fought the fight, or are still fighting.”
If you would like more information about the BE BOLD BE BALD initiative, visit www.beboldbebald.com.
Country Bank Cares
Country Bank has been supporting their local communities for many years not only through donations but also with volunteers working at local community events. The team at Country Bank has participated in parades, road races, serving dinner on Thanksgiving Day, feeding the homeless, collecting trash and even building houses for Habitat for Humanity to name a few.
In 2015, the volunteer program at Country Bank was taken to the next level with the implementation of the Country Bank Cares Community Volunteer Program. This new program offers volunteer opportunities at various events throughout the year to the Country Bank Staff. Each volunteer hour is logged, and at the end of the year staff members who volunteered 10 hours or more are awarded a grant to a charity of their choice for either $100 or $250, depending on their total time volunteered.
One hundred nine Country Bank staff members participated in this new program for a total of more than 800 hours of volunteer service. Of those 109 staff members, 32 qualified for a grant, for a grand total donated by Country Bank of $4,100.00.
“I couldn’t be more pleased at the success of our first year of the Country Bank Cares Program” stated Deb Gagnon, Corporate Relations Officer. “Our staff really came forward and helped out at various events in our towns, and as a result many non-profits will benefit from the donation dollars. It is amazing to see the commitment from our staff members and the Bank through this program.”