EASTHAMPTON, MASSACHUSETTS, MARCH 5, 2021 —In lieu of its annual customer appreciation holiday event, bankESB recently donated a total of $15,000 to six western Massachusetts community organizations.
The bank donated $2,500 each to Girls Inc. of the Valley, Children’s Advocacy Center of Hampshire County, Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Baystate Health, Easthampton Community Center Food Pantry, and Kate’s Kitchen. The organizations were selected based on the breadth of the missions they support within the communities they serve, including engaging youth, caring for the sick, and feeding the hungry.
“Together, these organizations inspire hope by helping our communities overcome some of the most difficult challenges people face,” said bankESB President and CEO Matthew S. Sosik. “We’re grateful for our customers’ support over this past year and can think of no better way to express our appreciation than by providing support to organizations that help to support and enrich those who live and work in our communities.”
Founded in 1869 as Easthampton Savings Bank, bankESB is headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and operates 12 branches throughout western Massachusetts. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, bankESB and the Easthampton Savings Bank Charitable Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout Hampden and Hampshire counties. In 2019, the bank and foundation donated more than $337,000 to nearly 250 organizations. Over the last five years, the program has donated nearly $1.7 million. For more information, visit bankESB.com.
bankESB is a member of the Hometown Financial Group, a $3.4 billion mutual multi-bank holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, and the parent company of bankESB, bankHometown, and Abington Bank. For more information, visit bankHFG.com.