Ware Adult Learning Center students and The Literacy Project staff pose with North Brookfield Savings Bank Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Patty Ostrout.

BayCoast Bank

Swansea-based BayCoast Bank has awarded a $60,000 challenge grant to the South Coast office of Entrepreneurship For All to be paid in $20,000 increments over the next three years. After the initial grant of $20,000, the following years’ payments will be used to double the impact of other donations received by the organization. EforAll, which is currently located in nine communities throughout Massachusetts, has a mission to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities; the South Coast office supports the cities of Fall River and New Bedford.

Charles River Bank

Charles River Bank recently donated $1,000 to Nipmuc High School’s Innovate Conceptual Engineering Design Epic Challenge. The donation will be used to help fund the 2019 three-day convention to be held at Nipmuc High School from Nov. 7-9.

Clinton Savings Bank

Clinton Savings Bank provided a $1,000 donation, for the sixth year in a row, toward Clinton High School’s Agenda Books. These books are utilized for everything from planning assignments and schedules to maneuvering around the school with a “hall pass” section.

Dedham Savings Bank

Dedham Savings Bank has donated $5,000 to Walker Inc. The money donated was used toward the construction of a basketball court in the new multi-purpose center on the Walker campus in Needham. The new center will be utilized as a safe indoor space for children, where they will be able to participate in a variety of activities, such as exercise, sports, physical education and occupational therapy.

Hanscom Federal Credit Union

On Sept. 23, the Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation held its 5th Annual Alan M. Hart Memorial Charity Golf Classic at Red Tail Golf Club in Devens. The Classic raised $150,000, part of the Foundation’s $750,000 commitment to support Home Base over the next five years. Home Base is a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program dedicated to healing the invisible wounds of war for veterans, service members, and their families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education, and research.

Hanscom FCU also presented a $1,000 donation to the Boston youth enrichment organization Freedom House at the opening of its new Dorchester branch.  The mission of Freedom House is to transform the economic and cultural fabric of high-need communities through education and leadership development, and serves young people in the greater Boston area.

Jack Conway

Among the walkers who gathered at Nelson Memorial Park on Saturday, Sept. 14 for the 2019 South Shore Walk to End Alzheimers were 18 Realtors from Norwell-based Jack Conway. They raised $7,450 for the cause.

MutualOne Bank

Framingham-based MutualOne Bank awarded $2,500 to Jeff’s Place Children’s Bereavement Center in Framingham. The grant will support an additional Kid’s Club session focused on children between the ages of 3 and 7 who have experienced a traumatic loss in their lives.

The bank also gave $7,500 grant to A Place To Turn. Located in Natick, A Place To Turn assists low-income MetroWest families and individuals with basic needs of food and clothing. The MutualOne award will provide funding for A Place To Turn’s “Eat Fresh” program that offers clients fresh fruits and vegetables in addition to routine food pantry items.

Lastly, the bank gave $10,000 to support the Project Just Because Back to School initiative, which provides children with a backpack filled with school supplies, and its Holiday Wish List program, which distributes basic cold-weather necessities and small gift items to families in need.

Naveo Credit Union

Somerville-based Naveo Credit Union sponsored the annual Joe Chaves 5K Memorial Walk/Run on Sept. 29 in Cambridge and Charlestown. Naveo has been a sponsor of the walk since its inception. Funds raised by the Walk support community programs and scholarships for the Portuguese-American community of Greater Boston.

North Brookfield Savings Bank

North Brookfield Savings Bank donated $1,000 to The Literacy Project, a nonprofit organization that provides adult education in five locations throughout Franklin, Hampshire and Worcester counties. The donation was made in support of the Ware Classroom of The Literacy Project which is located at 23 West Main St. in downtown Ware, on the second floor, where classes are free and open to the public.

North Shore Bank

Peabody-based North Shore Bank Bank representatives recently visited Our Neighbors’ Table, a food assistance program in Amesbury, to present a check for $1,400. The proceeds of this donation were raised by Bank employees as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program.

Quincy Credit Union

Quincy Credit Unions delivered 600 backpacks full of school supplies for students at the city’s Clifford Marshall Elementary School.

Rollstone Bank & Trust

Harvard-based Rollstone Bank & Trust donated $1,000 to NEADS World Class Service Dogs to support the adoption and training of a service dog that will be assigned to the Harvard Police Department to assist with education and aging programs.

Workers Credit Union

Fitchburg-based Workers Credit Union announced a new scholarship program funded in part by retired employee, Herbert White. White, who devoted 41 years of his banking career to Workers and retired as assistant vice president and business development officer, donated the funds to the credit union, which will match his donation.The Herbert White Scholarship Fund will launch in early 2020, with applications available for the children of Workers Credit Union and Workers Insurance Group employees.

Community Good Works

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