February 3, 2022 – Country Bank, a full-service financial institution serving Central and Western Massachusetts, proudly reported donations and sponsorships for 2022, totaling more than 1.3 million dollars. The bank’s philanthropic efforts supported local non-profits throughout its communities; more than 350 organizations received grants in 2022. In addition, the bank’s team members volunteered 1,091 hours of service, and 64 team members served on 33 non-profit boards and committees throughout the region.
Recognizing the importance and overwhelming need to help organizations that address hunger – in addition to the 1-million-dollar five-year pledge Country Bank made back in 2021 to The Worcester County Food Bank and The Food Bank of Western Mass, 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, Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation, Revitalize Community Development Corporation, Springfield Rescue Mission, The Children’s Trust, Juniper Outreach, United Way of Central Massachusetts, Ronald McDonald House, and YWCA.
During its annual “Season of Difference” Campaign, Country Bank supported more than 1,000 local individuals with gifts of toys, blankets, hats, and other essential items for those in nursing homes, shelters, local YMCAs, and Boys and Girls clubs.
“As a community partner, we care deeply about the sustainability of our communities. We are honored to support many organizations through donations and volunteerism to help them with their work. Supporting and enriching our communities is not only a part of our mission; it’s who we are as an organization, and we know that it makes a difference for so many,” stated Paul Scully, President and CEO of Country Bank.
About Country Bank
Country Bank is one of the most highly capitalized mutual savings banks in the Commonwealth offering full-service consumer and commercial banking services. Country Bank serves Central and Western Massachusetts with 14 offices in Ware, Palmer, West Brookfield, Brimfield, Belchertown, Wilbraham, Ludlow, Leicester, Paxton, Charlton, Springfield and Worcester. Country Bank is a member of FDIC, DIF and the SUM network. Country Bank can be reached at 800-322-8233 or online at countrybank.com.