Shown holding the ceremonial check for MutualOne Bank’s Charitable Foundation grant to A Place To Turn are MutualOne Natick branch manager Colm Hamill, left, and Joanne Barry, A Place to Turn executive director. Photo courtesy of MutualOne Bank

BayCoast Bank

Swansea-based BayCoast Bank has donated $5,000 to the Fall River Holiday Fund Inc., to assist its efforts to provide necessities to 250 of the neediest students within the Fall River Public School system. The money will be used to buy gift cards, which will then be used by guidance counselors and school staff to shop for winter clothing and holiday gifts for students who would otherwise go without this season.

Cape Cod 5 

Hyannis-based bank Cape Cod 5 recently announced $150,000 in donations to support unidentified local organizations in their efforts to provide food and housing security on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and in Southeastern Massachusetts.


The charitable foundation run by Woburn-based suburban commercial landlord Cummings recently surprised International Institute of New England with a $200,000 donation – double what the nonprofit had asked for. The unexpected funds will go toward the nonprofit’s Afghan Evacuee Support Initiative.

Davis Malm

Boston law firm Davis Malm held its sixth consecutive yearly winter coat drive. The company’s employees purchased over $1,000 worth of winter coats, hats and gloves for the children and family members of in-patient servicemen and women at the Bedford VA Medical Center.

IC Federal Credit Union

Fitchburg-based IC Federal Credit Union announced 20 donations of $1,000 each to local nonprofits as part of its Great Holiday Giveback campaign. Ten charities nominated by IC members have been awarded $1,000 each, and 10 charities nominated by IC employees have also received $1,000 donations. Additionally, each charity nominated by IC employees that didn’t receive the winning sum received $100.

MutualOne Bank

Framingham-based MutualOne Bank gave $15,000 to fund the “Eat Fresh” program at A Place To Turn. The donation will fund the Natick-based food pantry’s purchases of fresh fruits and vegetables for about six months

Community Good Works

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