Thomaston Savings Bank Awards Community Grants
Thomaston Savings Bank awarded 92 grants totalling nearly $200,000 to nonprofit and government agencies in Litchfield County.
The grants are part of the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation Grant Cycle.
The bank created the foundation in 1997 to distribute funds annually to a variety of local programs.
Grants are awarded in three phases each year to organizations assisting communities in Hartford, Litchfield, and New Haven Counties.
The Litchfield County grants went to organizations in Bethlehem, Harwinton, Plymouth, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Watertown, and Oakville.
“They have built a culture within their organization where all of the employees empathize with the nonprofits the bank supports and will even conduct fundraisers on our behalf,” said Larry Chiucarello, director of Plymouth Community Food Pantry, one of the grant recipients.
“The bank is an integral part of our existence.”
The grants are dedicated to agencies that support arts and culture, community development, education and youth services, health and human services, and public safety.
“Many children miss the first few days of school because they don’t have new clothes to wear like their peers,” said Pat Krin, area coordinator for New Beginnings at Our Savior Lutheran Church of Thomaston, which received one of the grants.
“The grant we receive from the Thomaston Savings Bank Foundation helps us to provide pants, shirts, underwear, socks, and a gift certificate towards shoes for each child in need, in Thomaston and other surrounding towns.”
Phase III of the grant program for New Haven County opens on Oct. 1.
Agencies and organizations addressing community needs in Middlebury, Waterbury, and Wolcott can apply.
Organizations must submit applications by Oct. 31.
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