Framingham Police receive $2k for National Night Out event

frampoliceA $2,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation will help fund the Framingham Police Department’s National Night Out on August 5 from 4pm to 7pm.

National Night Out is a community-police awareness event held annually across the country since 1984. Locally, it brings Framingham families and seniors together with Framingham police and fire personnel for an evening of free barbecue served by the Framingham Housing Authority staff, music, tours of fire engines and squad cars, ice cream, and more.

$10,000 grant to Boys & Girls Club from Charitable Foundation

BGClogoRobert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, announced today that, for the 11th consecutive year, the Foundation has awarded $10,000 to support out-of-school programs provided by the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest at its Pearl Street Clubhouse in Framingham.

The Pearl Street Clubhouse provides social, educational, physical and cultural programs daily for up to 250 local boys and girls ages 6 to 17, with a specific emphasis on economically disadvantaged youth.

“The Pearl Street Clubhouse is an excellent training ground for preparing the youth of our community for their future,” said Lamprey. “It is an investment we are happy to make.”

“We really appreciate the wonderful continued support by MutualOne. It is because of great partners like MutualOne we now serve over 250 kids a day at our Framingham Clubhouse,” said Fran Hurley, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest.

Foundation grants $6,500 to MetroWest Legal Services

MetroWestLegalRobert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation announced today that the Foundation has awarded $6,500 to MetroWest Legal Services (MWLS).

Based in Framingham, MWLS provides free legal advocacy in civil cases to protect and advance the rights of the poor, elderly, disabled, homeless and other disenfranchised individuals.

“We feel very fortunate to count the MutualOne Bank and the MutualOne Charitable Foundation to be among our most dedicated supporters and want to thank you for your continued support,” said Executive Director Elizabeth Soulé.

Together, the Bank and its Foundation continue, for the sixth year, to be the presenting sponsor of MWLS’s annual fundraiser, the Nancy King Memorial Golf Tournament. The Bank and its Foundation have also provided financial support through donations over the past decade.

Foundation makes $15,000 installment on its $50,000 Christa McAuliffe Library pledge

FPLF logoThe MutualOne Charitable Foundation has made the second of three payments toward its $50,000 pledge to the Framingham Public Library Foundation in support of the new Christa McAuliffe Branch Library in Nobscot.

The $15,000 payment was announced today by Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. The Foundation awarded an initial $20,000 for the new library in 2013; the final $15,000 payment will be due in 2015.

The new building will be a state-of-the-art facility with more and improved space for patrons and the ability to offer more programs to the 700 people who visit the current library every day.