Published DateMEREDITH — The Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund (MVSB Fund) announced a $1,500 grant to Kidworks Learning Center of Meredith. This donation will be used to make energy efficiency improvements at the Kidworks facility.
“In a recent energy audit, areas of inadequate insulation were identified as contributing to heat loss in our childcare center,” said Jennifer Weeks, Executive Director for Kidworks Learning Center. “With this generous grant from the MVSB Fund, we will be able to address these insulation issues and purchase programmable thermostats to aid in fuel conservation. These changes will reduce our energy costs for the future and help us continue to provide a comfortable learning environment for the children we care for.”
The award to Kidworks Learning Center is one of 19 grants totaling $76,108 awarded by the MVSB Fund in the most recent grant cycle. The fund makes grants every year to local non-profits that make a significant impact upon the lives of people in the communities MVSB serves. These grants are in addition to the Bank’s regular contributions and the extraordinary volunteer efforts by its employees.
MVSB established the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the bank. Since then, 235 grants totaling more than $872,000 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Lakes Region and Plymouth area. The deadline for consideration for the next grant cycle is October 15, 2013. Applications are available on the Bank’s website and at all MVSB offices.
CAPTION — Charleen Hughes, Vice President Branch and Business Development Manager at MVSB’s Route 104 Office and Kidworks Learning Center Board Member (right), presents a $1,500 check to Kidworks Learning Center Board Members (from left to right), Ted Fodero, Amy Sullivan, Jennifer Weeks, and Michelle Brown. This check represents a grant that was awarded by the MVSB Fund to help the center make energy efficiency improvements at their facility. (Courtesy photo)