The Natick Community-Senior Center has received a $3,500 grant from MutualOne Bank as the result of the Bank’s most recent Checking for Charity campaign, according to Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer.
An equal amount was donated to benefit the Callahan Senior Center in Framingham, fulfilling the Bank’s pledge to donate $10 to be shared equally by the Centers for every new personal or business checking account opened during the Checking for Charity initiative.
“We are absolutely ecstatic about the donation from MutualOne Bank,” said Susan Ramsey, director of Natick’s Council on Aging, who manages the senior program.
“MutualOne Bank is, and always has been, a great benefactor,” Ramsey added. “Their generosity will help us respond to the unmet needs many of our seniors have because of this harsh winter season, such as emergency fuel and food resources.
“The balance of the grant will allow us to sponsor programs at the Center that will be offered — many at no charge — to meet additional individual and broader needs,” she added.
MutualOne’s Steven Sousa expressed pleasure that the Checking for Charity donations to the local senior centers was well timed, enabling those organizations to provide critical emergency support to assist those in need.
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.
Celebrating MutualOne Bank’s recent $3,500 award to The Natick Community–Senior Center are: (l-r) Jerry Pierce, president, Friends of the Natick Senior Center; Susan Ramsey, director, Council on Aging; Marie Harrington, Natick branch manager, and Doug MacLennan, senior personal banker, MutualOne Bank.