Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank, announced today that the Bank has awarded $3,500 to benefit the Callahan Senior Center in Framingham. The award was made at the conclusion of the Bank’s most recent Checking for Charity initiative, which promised a $10 donation to be shared equally by the senior centers in Framingham and Natick for every new personal or business checking account opened during the promotion.
The Callahan Senior Center will use its Checking for Charity gift to purchase new lobby furniture, according to Grace O’Donnell, director of elder services. Expected to arrive in mid-April, the new “comfort height” love seat and four individual chairs will provide easier and more-adaptable seating options for seniors.
“We are all very grateful for MutualOne’s donation to the Friends of the Callahan Senior Center for making this possible,” said O’Donnell. “In my experience, MutualOne Bank lives up to the meaning of the word ‘mutual’: ‘to give and receive in equal measure.’
O’Donnell went on to praise MutualOne Bank for its generosity to the communities in which they do business, and for the Bank’s closeness with its customers. “Mark Goldman, the president of the Friends of Callahan Senior Center, remarked recently that no matter how long it has been between his visits to the branch, he is greeted by name by the staff the next time he visits, and asked how he has been since they last saw him.
“We all feel very positively about MutualOne Bank,” she added.
Since its introduction in 2008, the MutualOne Bank Checking for Charity promotion has benefited Framingham High School, Natick High School, the Natick Veterans Relief Fund, Buddy Dog Humane Society, Ovations for a Cure, and the American Cancer Society.
“Checking for Charity is our way of thanking our newest checking account customers for choosing MutualOne Bank,” said Sousa. “It’s also a way to reinforce our commitment to supporting people and programs in the communities we serve.”
Celebrating the MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s recent $3,500 award to The Callahan Senior Center are: (l-r) Mark Goldman, president, Friends of Callahan; James Duane, director, Town of Framingham Parks & Recreation; Donna Gogliormella, Lincoln Street branch manager, MutualOne Bank; Clint Knight, chairman, Council on Aging; Yasmine Ouweijan, Concord Street branch manager, MutualOne Bank; Grace O’Donnell, MS, director of Elder Services.