Published DateMEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank thanks the local community for its generous support with their annual "Mitten Tree" program.
Local residents donated 1,503 mittens, hats and scarves which were in turn distributed to those in need in our region. In addition, MVSB contributed a total of $3006 - $2 per item donated - to local non-profits.
Each of the Bank's 11 offices accepted and proudly displayed handmade or purchased mittens, hats and scarves during the four weeks preceding Christmas. The donated items were given to local schools and non-profits for distribution.
Non-profit organizations benefiting from the program this year fell into three different categories. Each person donating warm winter wearable selected the category for the associated $2 donation. As a result, $1108 went to local senior service organizations, $366 was allotted tolocal humane societies and $1532 as distributed to local food pantries.
Due to the continued need of our local food pantries, community members are asked to donate funds at their closest MVSB office. The MVSB Fund – has pledged to match up to $15,000 of the total funds collected between January 1 and February 15.
Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area.
The "Mitten Tree" in the Alton office, one of many on display at MVSB during the holiday season. Community members donated over 1500 mittens, hats and scarves. As a result, MVSB donated over $3000 to local area non-profits. (Courtesy photo)