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Charitable Foundation Awards $274,423 to 39 Area Non-ProfitsTAUNTON, MA, December 15, 2017 — Bristol County Savings Bank (BCSB), through its charitable foundation, awarded grants totaling $274,423 to 39 non-profit organizations in the Taunton-Attleboro, Southcoast and Rhode Island areas during a ceremony which took place today, Friday, December 15th, at Pawtucket Country Club, 900 Armistice Boulevard in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

The organizations that received grants from the Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation (BCSCF) are as follows:

Taunton-Attleboro area, $106,000 – Boys & Girls Club of Taunton, Edward Kennedy Institute, Greater Taunton Community Services Center, Inc., Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen, Pro-Home, Inc., Rehoboth Antiquarian Society, St. Vincent DePaul Society – Attleboro Conference, Society of St. Vincent DePaul – Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Society of St. Vincent DePaul – St. Jude Chapter, The Salvation Army, Triumph, Inc., and United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton;

Southcoast area, $86,423 – Alma del Mar Foundation, Atlantis Education Foundation, Camp Ellie Mae, City on a Hill Charter Public School, Community Autism Resources, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Global Learning Charter Public School, Horizon for Homeless Children, Narrows Center for the Arts, SHARE Foundation, Inc., The ARC of Bristol County, Thomas Chew Memorial Boys & Girls Club of Fall River and YEAH, Corps; and

Rhode Island area $82,000 – Day One, Festival Ballet Providence, Friends of Pawtucket Public Library, Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, Mixed Magic Theatre, The Pawtucket Soup Kitchen, Providence Children’s Museum, Reach Out and Read Rhode Island, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, St. Cecilia School, St. John Paul II Parish, The Learning Community Charter School, The Pawtucket Foundation and The YMCA of Pawtucket.

Patrick J. Murray, Jr., President of the BCSCF and President & CEO of BCSB, awarded the grants to the organizations.  Also participating were Donald Grebien, Mayor, City of Pawtucket; Thomas Hoye, Mayor, City of Taunton; and representatives from the BCSCF advisory boards and the Bank’s area branches.

“We look at these charitable organizations as 39 points of light in our community and it is our hope that the more than a quarter of a million dollars donated by our Foundation today will make those lights shine as brightly as possible,” said Patrick J. Murray, President & CEO of BCSB and President of BCSCF.  “Being a community bank, it is a core principle of ours to support the neighborhoods were our customers live and work so we look forward to seeing firsthand the positive impact these grants make throughout the local area.”

Bristol County Savings Bank is an active supporter in the communities in which it serves. The Foundation was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebration.  Its purpose is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and the social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Taunton/Attleboro Region, the greater New Bedford/Dartmouth Region, the Fall River Region and the Pawtucket, Rhode Island Region, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy, economic development and housing for the low- to moderate-income population.  Since the Foundation began, more than $19 million has been committed to hundreds of different non-profit organizations.  In 2017, the Foundation awarded $1.8 million to various 501(c)(3) organizations.