The holiday season is in full swing, and banks, credit unions and construction firms are already giving it all they’ve got.

Acella Construction

Volunteers from Pembroke-based Acella Construction recently joined South Shore Habitat for Humanity for the at Habitat’s current site in Duxbury. Habitat has welcomed over 100 volunteers to its latest project, six townhomes on the newly named Feinberg Bog Road in Duxbury.


Charles River Bank

This holiday season, Charles River Bank is once again hosting its annual food drive, as well as its Adopt-A-Family Program. Food drive donation tables will be available in bank lobbies; food collected will be donated to the Medway, Bellingham and Mendon food pantries. The Adopt-A-Family Program is offered through the Salvation Army in Milford; more information is available in the bank’s Medway, Bellingham and Mendon branches.


Cornerstone Bank

Worcester-based Cornerstone Bank’s Charitable Donations Committee (CDC) recently donated $1,000 to Worcester Interfaith in support of its Youth Job Initiative. This initiative provides summer jobs to as many as 400 low-income, minority, and newcomer youth each summer. Each participant receives ten hours of pre-employment training, ongoing supervision and mentorship, as well as further training at their workplace.


Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston/Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod presented a gift in the amount of $1,500 to HOW (Helping Our Women) in Provincetown. The donation was made in collaboration with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, which awarded the grant on behalf of The Coop through its Grants for New England Partnerships. HOW provides support for women on the Outer Cape who have been diagnosed with life-impacting illnesses.


Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

Friends of the Dracut Library was the recipient of a $1,500 grant from Lowell-based Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s Give-A-Click campaign. The donation will be used to expand the children, teen and adult programs at the Library.


Mortgage Network

Fourteen volunteers from Danvers-based Mortgage Network Inc. rode in the recent Essex County Tour de Greenbelt, a cycling event held in support of local land preservation. This year’s cycling event marked the fourth year in a row that Mortgage Network has served as a lead sponsor of the event. Funds raised through the event benefits Essex County Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust that works with local landowners and communities to protect the region’s farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes.


MutualOne Bank

With its recent $5,000 grant, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation was a sponsor of the second annual MetroWest Conference For Women recently held at the Sheraton Framingham. The event attracted over 600 attendees, and offered an agenda designed to inspire, connect and motivate women on the move through life and career paths.


Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank

Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank was the official drop-off site of Stepping Stones Family Services’ Diaper Drive during the month of October. All branches participated in the effort, each setting up a lobby display with a box for the diaper collection. Stepping Stones Family Services is a nonprofit organization serving lower income mothers in need in the Greater Merrimack Valley.


North Brookfield Savings Bank

Donation boxes are now open in all locations for North Brookfield Savings Bank’s annual toy drive. The bank will also make a $1,750 donation to local toy drive programs.

Community Good Works

by Banker & Tradesman time to read: 2 min