Local 537 members unpack hundreds of donations for Toys for Tots and Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Dorchester. Photo courtesy of Pipefitters Local 537


Leominster-based office furniture maker AIS made, donated and delivered over 150,000 facemasks to United Way locations across the Northeast, including Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Vermont

BayCoast Bank

Swansea-based BayCoast Bank gave $1,000 to Project Undercover, Rhode Island’s only state-wide diaper bank.

Berkshire Bank

Boston-based Berkshire Bank is making $130,000 in donations to food banks across its footprint, including the Greater Boston Food Bank, the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, the Worcester County Food Bank and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.

Country Bank

Ware-based Country Bank donated over $130,000 to local food pantries throughout the year to assist with supplying food to its communities.

Dedham Savings Bank

Dedham Savings Bank donated $10,000 to Notre Dame Education Center.  The money will be used toward technology upgrades for their new 10,000 square foot facility at 200 Old Colony Ave. in Boston.

Hanscom FCU

Hanscom Federal Credit Union gave $125,000 to Home Base, an organization that provides clinical care to veterans, service members and their families. Earlier this fall, the Foundation also made a $25,000 gift to Home Base to sponsor the annual Run to Home Base event, bringing the Foundation’s total support of the organization to $150,000 this year.


KeyBank donated $30,000 to Connecticut and Western Massachusetts small businesses that were either women-, minority- or veteran-owned, including Bumpy’s Natural and Organic Foods in Springfield, by buying gift cards at the businesses and giving the cards away to customers.

MutualOne Bank

Framingham-based MutualOne Bank gave $10,000 to Natick’s Morse Institute Library to support their initiative to digitize 84 microfilm rolls of the Natick Bulletin issues from 1869 to 2004.

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions

Brockton-based NeighborWorks Housing Solutions bought $40,000 worth of grocery store gift cards for 200 area families thanks to a grant from The Boston Foundation.

North Easton Savings Bank

North Easton Savings Bank gave $5,000 to the Whitman Area Toy Drive.

Pipefitters Local 537

Pipefitters Local 537, one of Boston’s largest unions, held a charitable drive Saturday at their Union Hall to collect donations to aid struggling community members this holiday season. Local 537 collected an estimated $20,000 of brand-new toys for Marine Toys for Tots, including Lego sets, games, dolls, and sports equipment, in addition to hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food items for Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Dorchester.

Webster Five

Webster Five donated $218,500 to 70 local nonprofit organizations in 2020 as part of its Web of Caring to Make a Difference program.

Community Good Works

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