NBSB Annual Holiday Toy Drive at All Branch Locations

NBSB Annual Holiday Toy Drive at All Branch Locations

North Brookfield Savings Bank's effort helps - and funds - local toy drive organizations.

It's true that every child deserves a toy during the holidays, and it's also true that Central Massachusetts residents love to give as much as receive. That's why every year as the holidays approach North Brookfield Savings Bank's Annual Toy Drive hosts toy collections at all of its locations, and that's why the bank and its employees are providing financial support for several toy drive organizations.

Beginning November 5 and running until December 7, new and unwrapped toys for children between the ages of infant to 12 years old may be dropped off at all North Brookfield Savings Bank branch locations.

Toys collected at North Brookfield Savings Bank branches will be donated to toy drive organizations in each community, which in turn make sure the toys are given to local children in need. Local toy drives include the North Brookfield Police Association's Toys for Joys Program, the West Brookfield Police Association Holiday Toy Program, the Belchertown Firefighters Association Adopt-a-Family Program and the Palmer Lions Club Holiday Toy Program.

"We love the holidays as much as anyone, but it's sad to think that there are children out there who might not be receiving gifts," said Donna Boulanger, North Brookfield Savings Bank president and CEO. "And we know that a lot of people in the community feel the same way, and that they feel better when they're able to help out. That's why we host the Annual Toy Drive."

NBSB and bank employees have also pledged to financially support these local toy drives. First, for every toy collected the bank will donate $1, with a maximum of $250 donated per branch. Secondly, through their "Coffee for a Cause" fundraiser, employees can pay a dollar for the cups of coffee, tea or hot chocolate that they normally drink for free. In 2010 Coffee for a Cause raised over $400; in 2010 that money grew to over $500.

"Employees always get excited about the toy drive and the Coffee for a Cause fundraiser every year," Boulanger explained. "We like knowing that the toys and the money are going to a great cause, and of course we just love it when customers and residents come in with new, unwrapped toys. It really brightens our day."

North Brookfield Savings Bank is a community based mutual savings bank with full-service branches in North Brookfield, Belchertown, Palmer, and West Brookfield. Part of the community since 1854, the bank offers a wide variety of deposit and loan products to individuals and businesses throughout Central Massachusetts. All deposits are insured by FDIC and the Depositors Insurance Fund. For additional information, please call 1-866-711-6272 or visit www.banknbsb.com.

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