North Brookfield Savings Bank Back to School Drive Was a Great Success
North Brookfield Savings Bank Palmer Branch Manager Jennifer Plassmann and Three Rivers Branch Manager Rachael Slozak delivering the second round of school supplies donated by NBSB and generous community members to Old Mill Pond Elementary Principal Mike Leander and Assistant Principal Allison Petit.
North Brookfield Savings Bank is committed to excellence and the support of their local communities, which is exactly why the Bank hosts the annual Back to School Supply Drive fundraiser in order to help children from their local communities to excel in school. With the fundraiser coming to a close, and the children returning to their school classrooms, We are pleased to announce the fundraiser was a resounding success! In fact, because of the Bank’s contribution and the overwhelming support of local neighbors and community members, many of the children had a special backpack full of supplies to help start their school year of right.
“We frequently hear that our customers love this fundraiser and we love it too! Back to School season is such an exciting time of year and we are so happy to work with our community members to support our local children,” said Andrea Healy, Senior Vice President of Human Resources. “I think we all agree that each and every child, regardless of income or circumstances, deserves the opportunity to be as prepared as possible to receive their education and start the school year feeling positive. It is so wonderful to be involved and help make that possible.”
Throughout August, North Brookfield Savings Bank employees, customers and community members showed their kindness and generosity by making thousands of donations. Many supporters visited the branches donating multiple backpacks and overflowing shopping bags of supplies, including pencils, notebooks, erasers, pencil cases, folders and lunch boxes. When the fundraiser came to a close over 6,000 school supply items were collected to be distributed to the children of local schools.
School supply donations were delivered directly to local elementary schools where the welcoming staff divided up the collected supply items and prepared them for children who would benefit from them in the coming first days of school.
“The School Supply Drive fundraiser is one that both the givers and the receivers experience joy from.” said Caitlin O’Connor, Assistant Vice President/Marketing Manager. “We are overwhelmed and grateful for the continued generosity shown by the members of our communities. It is clear that we all want the children to have a positive and successful school year. Our sincerest thanks to everyone who showed their support.”