North Brookfield Savings Bank Thanks Community for Toy Donations

North Brookfield Savings Bank’s Regional Branch Manager Cindy Fountain (left) and Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Patty Ostrout (right) are shown with North Brookfield Police Department Officers when they came to collect toys for local children.

As 2018 commences, North Brookfield Savings Bank looks back at the past year to reflect on the efforts made to give back to the communities it serves. Like many years before, 2018 was an excellent year that ended with the overwhelming success of North Brookfield Savings Bank’s Annual Toy Drive. Wholehearted thanks are extended to those who donated to the Toy Drive and to the organizations the Bank partnered with to ensure all children had a wonderful holiday season.

For the Toy Drive, the bank accepted thousands of donations of new and unwrapped toys and collected monetary donations in jars at its branch locations. This year’s donations from community members included several impressive items such as bicycles, oversized stuffed animals, large toy trucks and vehicles, among many other various board games, puzzles, trucks, crafts and toys. All toys collected were donated to local toy programs in each community, to ensure that local children in need were able to receive holiday presents. In addition, North Brookfield Savings Bank donated $1,750 to the local toy programs.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with this overwhelming fundraiser turnout. On behalf of all of us at North Brookfield Savings Bank, I want to say “thank you” to all of the generous community members, customers and North Brookfield Savings Bank employees who donated this holiday season to our Toy Drive,” said North Brookfield Savings Bank President and CEO Donna Boulanger. “The holiday season was filled with joy for many children because of your kindness.”

Partnering organizations include North Brookfield Police Association’s Toys for Joy Program, East Brookfield Toys for Joy Program, West Brookfield Police Association Holiday Toy Program, Ware Police Department “Christmas for Kids” Program, Belchertown Firefighters Association Adopt-a-Family Program and the Palmer Lions Club Holiday Toy Program.