February 24, 2022 – Country Bank, a full-service financial institution serving Central and Western Massachusetts,proudly reported donations for 2021 totaling more than
1.1 million dollars. The bank’s philanthropic efforts supported local non-profits throughout the communities itserves; more than 300 organizations received grants in 2021. In addition, the bank’s staff volunteered 478 hours ofservice.
The bank’s annual meeting at Polar Park created a buzz when it “Threw Hunger a Curve Ball” and surprised the executive directors of regional food banks by pledging 1 million dollars to the Worcester County Food Bankand the Food Bank of Western MA. The bank didn’t stop there; it recognized the need to address hungerthroughout its markets, in addition to the 1 million dollar pledge, Country Bank provided an additional $100,000 in donations to food programs throughout the region.
Other organizations receiving generous donations included: Behavioral Health Network, The Hanover Theater, Ouaboag Valley Community Development Corporation, Revitalize Community Development Corporation, Springfield Rescue Mission, The Children’s Trust, Provision Ministry, United Way of Central Massachusetts,Ronald McDonald House, and YWCA.
During its annual “Season of Giving” Campaign, Country Bank supported more than 2,500 local individuals with gifts of meals, toys, winter hats, mittens, and other essential items for those in nursing homes, shelters, and localschools.
“As a community partner, we care deeply about the sustainability of our communities. As such, recognizing the burdens our communities have experienced these past two years, we are honored to support so many organizations through donations and volunteering to help them with their work. Supporting and enriching ourcommunities is not only a part of our mission; it’s simply who we are as an organization,” stated Paul Scully,President, and CEO of Country Bank.