Every year Banker & Tradesman rounds up a snapshot of good deeds performed by industry professionals in the finance and real estate fields to commemorate the holiday giving season. Features on these selfless acts could fill every page of this issue; the staff receives so many emails about philanthropic endeavors, we collect and highlight them in a weekly Friday feature.

As 2017 wraps up, Banker & Tradesman is pleased and proud to acknowledge some of the fine work done by volunteers in industries and communities across the commonwealth.


Sherin And Lodgen Law Firm Creates Welcome Kits For Kids In Need

SherinandLodgen_HomeforLittleWanderersSherin and Lodgen held its annual Thanksgiving community service
event volunteering with The Home for Little Wanderers to assemble “Welcome Kits” for children in need. The firm organized a donation drive to collect sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, pajamas and various hygiene products, and assembled packages to help children transition more comfortably into The Home’s residential programs.

The Home for Little Wanderers is private, nonprofit child and family service agency. With a history dating back to 1799, The Home is the oldest child welfare agency in the nation and one of the largest in New England. The Home provides a seamless continuum of vital programs and services for every stage of child and family development.

An ongoing supporter, Sherin sponsored The Home’s signature fundraiser and creative arts project Voices & Visions in May 2017, which annually raises more than $1 million.


Clinton Savings Bank Makes 10-Year Commitment To Little League Team

ClintonSavingsBank_LittleLeagueClinton Savings Bank announced a $10,000-commitment over the next 10 years to the Clinton Little League to assist in procuring two new scoreboards. The scoreboards are located at two local fields and will help aid in youth achievement that the league represents.

“As an organization dedicated to our community and teamwork building amongst its youth, the Clinton Area Little League is thrilled to have received such generous support from Clinton Savings Bank,” Matt Varakis, vice president of the Clinton Area Little League, said in a statement. “We know that the scoreboards will be enjoyed by many families for years to come and we are grateful that Clinton Savings Bank sees the great importance of helping community organizations run, like the Clinton Area Little League. We are proud that their contribution will be a part of our camaraderie of our community.”


MutualOne Invests In Natick-Based Fresh Foods Program

MutualOne Bank has awarded a $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. In 2016, more than 3,675 families were served, 80 percent of whom were residents of Framingham and Natick referred by a network of social service agencies, health care providers, schools and clergy.

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.

The $7,500 grant to A Place To Turn was among awards totaling $121,000 in the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s most recent round of funding.

Volunteers Lend A Hand Across The Commonwealth

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