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North Brookfield Savings Launches Fund-raiser to Help Communities

NORTH BROOKFIELD — For the second year running, North Brookfield Savings Bank is resolving to support all of its communities. In 2015, this includes support of the new NBSB communities of Ware, East Brookfield, and Three Rivers, as well as North Brookfield, West Brookfield, Belchertown, and Palmer.

The “Our Communities are Where It’s At” fund-raiser, taking place during the months of January and February, has a goal of raising $2,000 for the North Brookfield chapter of Hearts for Heat, which helps residents pay for heating fuel, and $500 for each of the senior centers in East Brookfield, West Brookfield, Ware, Belchertown, and Palmer.

The bank is kicking off the fund-raiser with a $250 pledge to each senior center and has pledged a matching donation of up to $1,500 to Hearts for Heat. NBSB hopes to raise the additional funds via donations from employees, community members, and customers. Suggested donations of $1 may be made at any NBSB branch in exchange for a special ‘community emblem,’ which will be hung in the branch where the donation was made and display the contributor’s name. Donations may also be made using collection jars at each location.

The bank has already provided an additional incentive for employees to contribute during three casual Fridays. Many NBSB employees made a $5 donation to their branch’s organization in order to dress down on the last Friday of December, and they will also have the chance to make two additional $5 donations in exchange for dressing down on the last Friday of both January and February.

“The support we received for last year’s community fund-raiser was truly inspiring,” said NBSB President and CEO Donna Boulanger. “We are looking forward to engaging with the community once again in order to support Hearts for Heat and our senior centers. These organizations do incredible work on behalf of our friends and neighbors.”