Skowhegan Savings employees grant local charities $30K
|SKOWHEGAN – On Giving Tuesday, Skowhegan Savings announced a commitment to give away 20 $1,000 grants to local charities as part of their “Season of Giving” program. All non-profit grant recipients were nominated by the bank’s employees with the most nominated organizations selected as the grant winner. Local non-profits were not aware that they would receive a “Season of Giving” grant until announced on the bank’s social media by each branch or department that had selected them.
Among the grant recipients are the Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis and Dexter Sunshine Club.
“Our employees value the ability to help others and feel privileged to serve our communities. We believe giving is good for the heart and we wanted our employees to choose and give these grants in recognition of their hard work in 2021,” said David Cyr, president and CEO of Skowhegan Savings. “It has been great to see the diversity of services of the non-profits that our employees selected and a delight to see the winning organizations’ reactions when finding out that they had been chosen.”
In turn, the bank then decided to surprise their employees by making a $10,000 donation, in their name, to the Coats for Kids program. The Coats for Kids program, promoted by News Center Maine and organized by the Salvation Army, is in its 39th year of annually collecting and distributing coats, hats, boots, mittens, and other necessities for youth in need throughout the state of Maine.
Skowhegan Savings Bank has been dedicated to strengthening Maine’s families, businesses, and communities by providing personalized and competitive banking services to the regions they serve for 150 years. An independent mutual savings bank based in Skowhegan, our mission is to provide customers with exceptional service in an innovative banking environment that effectively and efficiently puts the financial needs of the customer first. Skowhegan Savings takes pride in not only being a great place to bank but also a great place to work. For more information, please visit Skowhegan.com or contact customer service at 800-303-9511.