Representatives from Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation presented the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury with a check for $25,000 completing the 1-1 matching challenge grant that began earlier in the fall. The grant was conditional upon a match from other donors, individuals, corporations, and foundations with the goal of raising a total of $50,000. The funds will benefit the programs and services of the Club to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
“The Boys and Girls Club plays an important role in the lives of children and families in Waterbury. Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation is honored to support an organization that is so vital to our community,” said Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation President Stephen Lewis. “We are pleased to see the generosity of others in the community, who stepped up to provide their support to this Club, enabling them to meet this challenge.”
“With this generous grant, Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation is not only helping our members grow and develop into strong, smart adults; they are showing that the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury has earned back the trust and respect of the community,” said Boys & Girls Club Board President Brandon Dufour. “We cannot be more appreciative of this gift, and cannot overstate how much it means to the board, the staff, the members and their families.”
About the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury: For over 128 years, the Boys & Girls of Greater Waterbury has been committed to its mission: by providing a wide range of educational and recreational opportunities, a safe environment, and supportive relationships, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Waterbury helps young people who need it most discover their interests, have a positive outlook for their future, and be confident, successful stewards of their communities. The Club provides a safe, fun and high-impact after school environment that prioritizes healthy lifestyles, academic success, character and leadership through programs designed to give young people the tools to succeed. Learn more at www.bgcgwater.org and www.facebook.com/BoysGirlsClubGW/.
About Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation, Inc.
Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation, Inc. was created in 1997 as a way for Thomaston Savings Bank to give back to the community. The mission of the Foundation is to distribute funds annually to local religious, charitable, health, public safety, arts, and educational programs.
Now, more than ever, the Foundation looks forward to its continuous charitable contributions, which will have a positive effect on hundreds of peoples’ lives in the Bank’s local communities. This foundation could not have been established if it were not for loyal Thomaston Savings Bank customers that have facilitated the Bank as a leader in the community.