MutualOne helps feed local families during the holidays

MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent $5,000 grant to United Way of Tri-County’s Feed a Family campaign helped the Pearl Street Cupboard and Café in Framingham provide holiday meals and groceries to hundreds of local residents.

In an average month in Framingham, United Way provides groceries for a total of 1,807 individuals, according to President & CPO Paul Mina. The 2010 US Census reports 9.1% of Framingham’s population living at or below the poverty line.

The annual Feed a Family campaign allows the United Way to do a little more for local residents during the November and December holiday season, said Mina.

CELEBRATING the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $5,000 grant to the United Way of Tri-County to help feed local families are (l to r): Rachel Stewart, administrative director of the Foundation; Paul Mina, United Way president and CPO; Susan Action, Foundation trustee; and Mark Haranas, Foundation trustee and MutualOne Bank president and chief executive officer.

CELEBRATING the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $5,000 grant to the United Way of Tri-County to help feed local families are (l to r): Rachel Stewart, administrative director of the Foundation; Paul Mina, United Way president and CPO; Susan Action, Foundation trustee; and Mark Haranas, Foundation trustee and MutualOne Bank president and chief executive officer.

$5,000 awarded to Christa McAuliffe Charter School

We recently awarded the sum of $5,000 to the Christa McAuliffe Regional Charter Public School through our Charitable Foundation.

According to Foundation President Robert P. Lamprey, the grant was awarded in support of the School’s plans to move from its present Clinton Street location in Framingham to a larger facility where both building and grounds will better meet the unique needs of its Expeditionary Learning program.

One of only 165 Expeditionary Learning Schools in the nation and 15 in Massachusetts,  McAuliffe Regional will reach full capacity in the coming school year with 306 students in grades 6, 7 and 8, and a long waiting list. The School hopes to increase enrollment capacity over the next three years, said Executive Director Kristin Harrison.