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Community Good Works

Friday, April 3, 2015, 11:07am

Community Good Works

April 3, 2015

Bristol County Savings Bank, H&K Insurance Agency, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and more are featured in our weekly roundup of organizations giving back to their communities.

Bristol County Savings Bank

Taunton-based Bristol County Savings Bank recently contributed $250,000 to the Bristol Community College Foundation for the John J. Sbrega Health & Science Building, which is being built on the school’s Fall River campus.

Eastern Bank

Former NFL quarterback and Eastern Bank spokesperson Doug Flutie surprised guests at the bank’s the 11th Annual “Community Quarterback” celebration by tossing autographed footballs to representatives from 61 nonprofits, as Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation donated $850,000 in grants.

H&K Insurance Agency

H&K Insurance Agency has donated $1,000 to the MetroWest YMCA for its LIVESTRONG cancer recovery program. The company’s Treasurer and General Manager Paul Perry is a cancer survivor.

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

Lowell-based Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s hosted its fifth MoneyStrong for Life Fair on March 31 at the Tsongas Center in Lowell. Approximately 350 Lowell High School students participated in the interactive fair that teaches students about adult careers and managing their income.

Leominster Credit Union

Leominster Credit Union is holding Shred-A-Thon at its headquarters, located at 20 Adams St., on May 2, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Both members and non-members are invited to bring old, sensitive documents to securely shred.

MutualOne Bank

Framingham-based MutualOne Bank’s charitable foundation has awarded $2,500 to the Heritage Chorale to support its spring and pops concerts.


Whitinsville-based UniBank has donated a total of $20,000 to the following food pantries: Blackstone Millville Food Pantry, Daily Bread Food Pantry in Milford, Grafton Food Pantry, Northbridge Association of Churches Food Pantry, People First Food Pantry in Uxbridge, St. Denis Food Pantry in Douglas, The People’s Pantry in Douglas, United Parish Food Pantry in Upton and the Worcester County Food Bank.


Community Good Works

Cicilline invites president of Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, as State of Union guest

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline has invited Robert Billington, president of the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, to be his guest for President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday.

“After advocating for decades to establish a national park in Rhode Island, Bob’s hard work paid off when Congress approved a bill last month to establish a national park in the Blackstone River Valley,” Cicilline said in a news release. “Without Bob and the many dedicated and passionate individuals and organizations he represents, there is no doubt in my mind that we would not have been able to create a new national park in Rhode Island. ”

Billington said he was grateful for the opportunity “to represent  the hundreds of people of the Blackstone Valley that worked so hard over the years to make the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park a reality.

President Obama signed legislation in to law on Dec. 19 to establish the park.

Cicilline is the last of the all-Democratic, four-member Rhode Island Congressional delegation to announce his State of the Union Guest.

Sen. Jack Reed’s guest will be Neil Steinberg, president and CEO of the Rhode Island Foundation.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse invited former lieutenant governor Elizabeth Roberts, now secretary of the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

U.S. Rep. James Langevin’s guest will be Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza.

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Cicilline invites president of Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, as State of Union guest