bankHometown donates $25,000 from 2018 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign

OXFORD, Massachusetts: Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that its 2018 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Campaign has resulted in total donations of $25,000. This is the 15th year that bankHometown has invited local residents and businesses to help support local food pantries as a way for the bank and its customers to reduce food insecurity in their communities.

Customers of the bank and community members were invited to be a “Hometown Hero” for a $1 donation or a “Hometown Superhero” for a $5 donation. In addition to the in-branch fund drive, bankHometown also invited business customers to support the campaign. bankHometown matched all of the donations dollar for dollar and split the funds among food pantries that serve the areas surrounding each of its thirteen offices in central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut.

“Over the past 15 years, this campaign has evolved into a successful and collaborative effort from customers, community members and our employees, to support local food pantries that need help with inventory during the holidays. We are proud to be an example of Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” said Sosik.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors donations benefit (in MA) the Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc. Food Pantry (Auburn), CARE Food Pantry (Clinton), Food Share (Southbridge, Charlton & Sturbridge), Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc. (Leominster), Oxford Ecumenical Food Shelf (Oxford), Salvation Army (Athol), St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry (Webster); (in CT) Daily Bread (Putnam), Friends of Assisi (Killingly), and Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG) (Thompson).

To date, more than $167,500 has been distributed through this program.

Area businesses contributing to the 2018 Neighbors Helping Neighbors campaign include:

All Phase Dental Lab Service Inc.
Arland Tool & Mfg.
B D & D Enterprises, LLc
Bay Tact Corporation
Breezy Corner, LLC
Central Mass Builders, Inc.
DJD Realty, LLC
EPV Plastics Corporation
Floor Source Inc.
Griffin & Company, PC
Harrisville Golf Course
Holland Mail & Graphics, LLC
Jezierski Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
JSK Financial Services, Inc.
KAD Hotels, LLC
Kitchen Options, Inc.
Knapik Builders, Inc.
Kristin Shanley Interior Design
Laframboise Sand & Stone, Inc.
MASS TEN Enterprises, LLC
Metalogic Industrieis, LLC
Napa Auto Parts/Vandi Auto Supply
Nichols Enterprises, Inc.
Nordic Shield Plastics Corporation
Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, Inc.
Paul Rents Inc.
Precision Auto Rebuilders, Inc.
Premier Listings Inc., d/b/a Century21 Lake Realty
Pro Automotive, LLC
Quaddick Camping Area, Inc.
Ricks Painting Service
Robert A. Dediego, Jr., d/b/a Walnut Hill Carpentry
S & N Excavators
Sam S. Pappas, CPA
Sixty-Five West, LLC
Standard Source Inc.
Tyler Latour, d/b/a Island Storage
West Dudley Hydro LLC
Why US Enterprises, Inc.

bankHometown is a member of the Hometown Financial Group. Founded in 1889 as Hometown Bank, bankHometown is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts, bankHometown has 13 branches located throughout central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.hometowncoop.com.

Hometown Financial Group, a $2.1 billion mutual holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is the parent company of bankESB and bankHometown. Both banking franchises offer a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer banking and lending products and services to customers through its 24 branches located throughout western and central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information on Hometown Financial Group please visit www.bankhfg.com.

bankHometown Kicks off 16th Annual Pajama Drive for Local Children in need during the Holidays

OXFORD, MA:  bankHometown kicked off their 16th annual pajama drive on November 26th with a challenge to residents to help support local children in need of new pajamas or slippers.

From now until December 15th, all 13 bankHometown branches will be accepting pajama donations for children sizes 4T and up, as well as small and medium sizes in men and women. Pajamas must be in complete sets (top and bottom) or an appropriate nightgown. The pajamas and slippers will go to local shelters throughout central Massachusetts and northern Connecticut.

“We believe in giving back to our community all year round, but especially for children during the winter and holiday season,” said Matthew Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown. “This initiative is to give children in our communities the warmth and comfort they may need during the cold winter nights.”

The pajamas and slippers are sent to local schools in central Massachusetts and northern Connecticut, as well as the TEEG (Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group) in Thompson, Connecticut.

bankHometown was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts, bankHometown has 13 branches located throughout central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.hometowncoop.com.

Hometown Financial Group (HFG), a $2.1 billion mutual holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is the parent company of bankESB and bankHometown. Both banking franchises offer a complete line of commercial, business, and consumer products to customers throughout its 24 branches located throughout western and central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For more information on Hometown Financial Group, please visit www.bankhfg.com.