Bank delivers donated supplies to elementary school principal, teachers
DANBURY, (October 18, 2018) – Union Savings Bank is excited to announce the addition of South Street Elementary School to its USB Teachers’ Closet school supply program. Cynthia Merkle, President and CEO of Union Savings Bank, and Michele Bonvicini, Director of Community Relations of Union Savings Bank, delivered the first round of school supplies to Carmen Vargas-Guevara, principal of South Street Elementary School, earlier this month.
“We are thrilled to expand the USB Teachers’ Closet to include South Street Elementary School,” says Cynthia Merkle, President and CEO of Union Savings Bank. “We are passionate about helping to further the education of the students in our community and supporting the teachers who make it possible. South Street Elementary School is just down the street from our headquarters, so delivering the supplies to our neighbors made this truly special.”
In 2017, over half of Connecticut teachers surveyed by NBC said they expected to spend at least $500 on school supplies. Through USB Teachers’ Closet, the bank collects and delivers supplies such as crayons, colored pencils, spiral notebooks, glue, scissors and erasers to local schools. South Street Elementary School is the third school to be added to USB Teachers’ Closet school supplies program, joining Vogel-Wetmore in Torrington and Morris Street School in Danbury. The schools were chosen after Union Savings Bank conducted a study to determine which schools were the most in need.
The program was started by the bank in October 2016 as a way to engage the community to give back to local teachers. Since then, Union Savings Bank has collected over 8,000 supplies to donate to teachers and their students. The bank hopes to continue to grow the program by adding more schools in the future.
About Union Savings Bank
Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Union Savings Bank is a $2.2 billion mutual bank dedicated to being the bank of choice. As a full-service financial institution, Union Savings Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment, trust and insurance products throughout western Connecticut with 25 offices in Bethel, Brookfield, Canton, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Marble Dale, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Southbury, Torrington and Washington Depot. The bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government entities through its commercial, residential and consumer lending, corporate services, retail banking and wealth management divisions.
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