Mitten Tree at Bank of Canton’s Brookline branch, located at 166 Harvard Street
BROOKLINE, Mass. (January 4, 2016) – Bank of Canton’s Brookline branch collected over 200 items for Cradles to Crayons’ Gear Up for Winter campaign, whose mission is to distribute warm winter essentials to families in need.
“This year’s turnout was great,” said Branch Manager Elaine Joseph. “Our tree was decorated with new hats, mittens, scarves, and socks – 211 items in all – to help local families keep warm this winter. This is our Mitten Tree’s eighth year, and it might have been our biggest. It’s wonderful to see so many of our friends and neighbors pitching in to help those in need.”
Joseph said that donations came from customers, Brookline Rotarians, fellow BNI members and friends, local Health and Police Departments, and families from the neighboring Sunshine Academy preschool “who love to decorate our famous tree with items they donate.”
Bank of Canton also collected over $750 worth of gift cards and approximately 30 toys as part of Brookline Keeps Smiling, an annual toy drive to benefit the children and families of the Brookline Community Mental Health Center (BCMHC). Joseph, a board member of BCMHC, helped organize the Brookline Keeps Smiling program in 2009.
About Bank of Canton
Bank of Canton has branches in Brookline, Canton, Quincy, and Randolph, and Mortgage Centers in Auburn, Norwell and Marshfield, and lends throughout Massachusetts. Established in 1835, Bank of Canton is a Massachusetts-chartered mutual savings bank that offers its consumer, business and government banking customers access to a full array of deposit, loan, investment and convenience service options. All deposits at Bank of Canton are insured in full with at least $250,000 insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and all deposits above that amount insured by the Depositors Insurance Fund (DIF). The Bank has no stockholders and profits are paid back to the consumer in the form of better interest rates, personal service and a vast array of financial products and services. For more information, visit www.ibankcanton.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.