Monson Savings Bank Announces 150 Build-a-Bike Campaign, Building Bicycles for Children
Monson, MA – The celebratory planning for Monson Savings Bank’s 150th Anniversary continues with the Bank pledging to show extra support to non-profits and have an extra level of community participation throughout the year. A large and very fun part of that support comes in the form of the Monson Savings Bank 150 Build-a-Bike Campaign.
For the Monson Savings Bank 150 Build-a-Bike Campaign, Monson Savings Bank will be purchasing over $20,000 of children’s bicycles and helmets from the Family Bicycle Shop in East Longmeadow, with guidance from the shop’s owner Ray Plouffe.
To gear up for the campaign, Monson Savings Bank has also teamed up with the following five local non-profits to identify children who are in need of a bicycle.
YMCA of Greater Springfield, http://www.springfieldy.org/
YWCA of Western Massachusetts, https://www.ywworks.org/
I Found Light Against All Odds, https://www.ifoundlight.com/
Educare Springfield, https://www.educarespringfield.org/
South End Community Center (SECC), https://www.secspringfield.com/
Beginning this spring, Monson Savings Bank will be planning events hosted with each non-profit. The Bank’s team members will assemble the bikes, when possible alongside the very children who will be receiving them. Non-profit employees will be welcomed to join the activity and representatives from the Family Bicycle Shop will be on site to assist and ensure children are properly fitted with helmets and training wheels. Monson Savings Bank will provide and share a meal for attendees.
“When exploring the various ways we could celebrate Monson Savings Bank’s 150thAnniversary, there were so many ideas. We wanted to be sure to do something that would make a difference on many fronts and spread some joy,” said Dan Moriarty, President and CEO of Monson Savings Bank.
Moriarty continued, “With the 150 Build-a-Bike campaign, we are able to connect with the vital community non-profits and their leaders. Our team gets to work together on hands-on projects to further foster our culture of teamwork and community support. Plus, we are able to provide the children with the experience of building and riding a bike, a joy-filled activity, and something they otherwise might not have had the opportunity to experience. I could not think of a better way to commemorate our 150th Anniversary.”
As a local community bank, with 150 years of history, it is commonplace for community giving to be at the forefront of decision making. Whether it is opening savings accounts, getting a home loan, or giving back to local neighborhoods, it has always been a mission of Monson Savings Bank to provide opportunities for their local communities and contribute to the ongoing progress of the local area.
To learn more about Monson Savings Bank’s 150th Anniversary, the Bank’s historical timeline, and to view a full schedule of events visit www.monsonsavings.bank/anniversary.
About Monson Savings Bank
Incorporated as a mutually chartered community bank in 1872, Monson Savings Bank has one of the longest tenure of service and stability in its market. Civic leaders chartered the bank with the intent to give working men and women the opportunity to save, which – incredibly, they could not do prior to the bank’s inception. Today, Monson Savings Bank retains its legacy of empowerment through savings, but has expanded to serve its customers with a variety of innovative financial services, including digital banking, online mortgage applications and business banking, and commercial lending. The bank has expanded on its promise of “where people save, businesses prosper, and communities benefit” by opening offices in Hampden, Wilbraham, Ware, and most recently East Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The bank also opened a retail and business Loan & Operations Center in Wilbraham in 2020. Member FDIC, Member DIF, Equal Housing Lender.