Each Friday, Banker & Tradesman rounds up recent instances of charitable giving, volunteering and other good deeds by members of the real estate and banking industries in Massachusetts in our regular Community Good Works features. And each December, we highlight notable examples from each month’s good works. To submit items for Community Good Works, email editorial@thewarrengroup.com.

Employees from Turner Construction Co.’s Boston business unit bought and donated 164 pairs of children’s boots for the Horizons for Homeless Children’s boot drive. Photo courtesy of Turner Construction Co.

Swansea-based BayCoast Bank surprised seven nursing students from Fall River and New Bedford by providing each of them with a $10,000 scholarship. The scholarships will help the students pay for their education at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing. Photo courtesy of BayCoast Bank

Weymouth-based South Shore Bank paid for 70 Brockton High School music and performing arts students to attend the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra’s performance at the Thayer Academy Center for the Arts in Braintree. Jane Bowman (second from left), South Shore Bank’s chief marketing officer, posed with (left to right) Atlantic Symphony Orchestra Music Director Jin Kim, Brockton Public Schools Director of Music Michael Smith and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra CEO Karen Thompson. Photo courtesy of South Shore Bank

Woburn-based Northern Bank donated $40,000 through its charitable foundation to Nashoba Learning Group, a school for children and adults with autism. Left to right: Nashoba Learning Group President and CEO Liz Martineau; Michelle Arnold, Northern Bank Charitable Foundation director and head of Northern experience; Jack Thomas, a student at Nashoba Learning Group, and his father Justin Thomas, Northern Bank’s head of community lending. Photo courtesy of Northern Bank

Liz Tavares, a commercial broker with Jay Nuss Realty Group and the firm’s representative at the Rotary Club of Newton, participated in an initiative through the Rotary Club and the Charles River Regional Chamber to deliver meals to families and older adults in Newton. Pictured: Tavares (left) with Rotary Club of Newton President Sue Peghiny. Photo courtesy of Jay Nuss Realty Group

Woburn-based commercial real estate firm Cummings pledged $20 million through its foundation to Roger Williams University to support the recently renamed Cummings School of Architecture. Left to right: Bill and Joyce Cummings, Holly Maes and RWU President Ioannis N. Miaoulis. Photo courtesy of Roger Williams University

Brockton-based HarborOne Bank donated $220,000 to 26 organizations, including Needham-based Hope & Comfort, as part of its foundation’s semiannual grant cycle. HarborOne employees (left to right) Liam Reardon, Jennifer White, Heather Nelson, Dara Delaney, Jimmy Tran, Alba Shaba and Sarah Doracaj delivered a $20,000 check to Hope & Comfort’s founder, Jeff Feingold. Photo courtesy of HarborOne Bank

Shawmut Design and Construction employees and friends raised more than $118,000 for cancer research and patients as part of this year’s Pan-Mass Challenge bike ride. Photo courtesy of Shawmut Design and Construction

Boston-based construction firm Suffolk hosted 22 Girl Scouts from Camp Cedar Hill in Waltham for a day to learn about construction and the importance of female representation in the industry. The scouts designed and built structures that could support the weight of at least one book – using only popsicle sticks and clothespins. Photo courtesy of Suffolk

Holliston-based Griffin Electric Inc. and its employees recently donated backpacks filled with an assortment of school supplies to benefit local students and families. Photo courtesy of Griffin Electric

Cutline: As part of the festivities for the opening of Harvard University Employees Credit Union’s new location in the Longwood Medical Area, the credit union presented Boston Children’s Hospital with a $10,000 donation. Photo courtesy of Harvard University Employees Credit Union

Rockland Trust provided $45,000 to Massachusetts Bay Community College for the school’s certified nursing assistant program. The grant will cover the full cost of tuition, supplies and tutoring for 50 students of color coming from low-income households within the MetroWest region. Photo courtesy of Rockland Trust

PHOTOS: A Year in Giving 2022

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