NBSB hosts “Love Lives Here Collection Drive” to benefit The Be Like Brit Foundation

North Brookfield Savings is proud to be a strong supporter of non-profits and the talented and ambitious volunteers who run them. We believe that every child, regardless of their financial circumstances, should have the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment. That is why North Brookfield Savings Bank is kicking off their first-ever “Love Lives Here” Collection Drive to benefit The Be Like Brit Foundation.


Throughout the entire month of March, North Brookfield Savings Bank will be collecting “in need” supplies and monetary donations at all branch locations in North Brookfield, East Brookfield, West Brookfield, Ware, Belchertown, and Three Rivers. 100% of donations collected will directly benefit The Be Like Brit Foundation headquartered in Worcester, MA.


Some suggested “in need” items that can be dropped at any North Brookfield Savings Bank branch location include but are not limited to, the following:


  • Peanut Butter
  • Canned Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Powdered Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Tang
  • High Protein non-perishable items


  • Toothpaste
  • Women’s Deodorant
  • Men’s Deodorant
  • Bar Soap
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving scream
  • Head and Shoulders

Arts and Crafts:

  • Canvas
  • Paint brushes
  • Acrylic paint
  • Scissors
  • Sewing thread
  • Sewing Zippers
  • Yarn knitting/crocheting- multiple colors
  • Construction Paper

Brit’s Clinic:

  • Kids Nyquil
  • Kids Dayquil
  • Flintstones chewable vitamins for kids
  • One-a-day vitamins for teens
  • Pepto bismol chewable
  • Vinyl blend exam gloves
  • White Petroleum Jelly
  • Hydration Powder (Liquid IV)
  • Earache drops
  • Eye drops
  • Gas relief medication
  • Hydrocortisone Cream


“North Brookfield Savings Bank is incredibly proud to host the “Love Lives Here” Collection Drive. We want to support the mission to serve the children of Haiti by establishing a safe, nurturing, and sustainable orphanage in an environment where they can grow, learn and thrive. Brit Lived her life by this mission” said Andrea Healy, First Senior Vice President, and Director of Human Resources.


To learn more about North Brookfield Savings Bank’s Community giving efforts and all of the convenient banking products and services offered, visit www.NorthBrookfieldSavingsBank.com.





Be Like Brit is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the children of Haiti. Be Like Brit will continue the compassionate life and legacy of Britney Gengel by establishing a safe, nurturing and sustainable orphanage in an environment where children can grow, learn and thrive. In many ways, Britney Gengel from Rutland Massachusetts was a typical 19-year-old young woman, but her humor, passion and deep sense of caring for those less fortunate made her memorable to all who met her. It was her compassion for others that brought Britney to Haiti on January 11, 2010, just a day before a catastrophic earthquake claimed an estimated 230,000 lives and rocked the small, poverty-stricken country. Britney had spent the day visiting a Haitian orphanage where she and fellow students of Lynn University on a “Journey of Hope”, met the Haitian orphans they had traveled so far to help. Just a few hours later, Britney, three of her fellow students, and two Lynn University professors lost their lives in the rubble of the Hotel Montana in Port-Au-Prince. Britney was missing for 33 days before her remains were recovered. Fortunately, Britney’s dream did not die with her. Only hours before the earthquake, Britney sent a text message to her family that read: “They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself.” These forty words would sustain Britney’s family through the tragedy and, ultimately, serve as the driving force behind the establishment of the Be Like Brit Foundation and the decision to build an orphanage in Grand Goâve for the children of Haiti. Mission: To serve the children of Haiti by establishing a safe, nurturing and sustainable orphanage in an environment where they can grow, learn and thrive. Learn more at https://belikebrit.org/