Kennebunk Savings Participates in Statewide #NHBanksGiveBack Effort
Kennebunk Savings participated in #NHBanksGiveBack, a volunteer celebration during the month of October created by the NH Bankers Association which highlights the collective impact of the banking industry through community service and financial support.
Kennebunk Savings participated by making over $60,000 in donations to NH-based nonprofits in October, as well as recording over 200 volunteer hours with NH-based nonprofits.
The Bank collected diapers and other supplies for Hope on Haven Hill (HHH), a Rochester, NH-based nonprofit that helps and houses pregnant women and new mothers in recovery from substance use disorder. Accompanying the supplies was a $25,000 donation toward the purchase of a van for client transportation. The new vehicle was debuted and celebrated at HHH’s annual “Trunk or Treat” event where Bank employees were on hand to distribute candy.
Bradford C. Paige, Liz Torrance, John Burns (SOS), and Emmett Soldati
In nearby Somersworth, Kennebunk Savings made a $15,000 donation to Fold’d Community Diner, a new social venture restaurant in Somersworth that employs people in recovery and people who have been previously incarcerated. Fold’d is owned and operated by SOS Recovery Community Organization, a longtime partner of Kennebunk Savings, which is a designated Recovery Friendly Workplace.
It’s not just about giving, it’s about doing. Volunteering is a huge part of the Bank’s culture, and #NHBanksGiveBack month found Kennebunk Savings employees pitching in at the Dover Children’s Home, Gather Food Pantry, the Hampton PTA, Newmarket Millspace, and Leadership Seacoast, among other longtime community partners.
#NHBanksGiveBack is a “coordinated month of service.” Members of the NH Bankers Association share their recent community efforts and cheer each other on. “Banks in New Hampshire are united in their consistent and continued support of our communities through hours of volunteerism and financial support to local nonprofit and civic organizations. This one month of giving by New Hampshire’s banking industry represents and celebrates the longstanding practice by our members to regularly give back to their communities,” said Kristy Merrill, President of NH Bankers Association.
About New Hampshire Bankers Association
The New Hampshire Bankers Association is a statewide, not-for-profit trade association representing and serving banking institutions in the State of New Hampshire. The mission of NH Bankers is to support our members by fostering a banking environment that strengthens our communities. For further information, please visit www.nhbankers.com or call (603) 224-5373.
Top photo caption: Jessica Parker (HHH), Jennifer Radel, Lauren Deegan, Liz Torrance, Susan Daigle (HHH), Lex Meagher, and Kerry Norton (HHH) at Trunk or Treat at Hope on Haven Hill in Rochester, NH.