Union Savings Bank Supports Schools in Connecticut with Teachers’ Closet Program

Donates School Supplies to Support Teachers Teachers in Need

DANBURY, (June 28, 2017) – Continuing its ongoing efforts to support schools in Connecticut and organizations in the communities it serves throughout Connecticut,  Union Savings Bank today announced it has selected Vogel-Wetmore School in Torrington and Morris Street School in Danbury as the first schools to receive free school supplies as part of its new Teachers’ Closet Project.

The Teachers’ Closet program kicked-off in October 2016 at Union Savings Bank’s Officer meeting and came to fruition based on the bank’s on-going dedication to education. Union Savings Bank conducted research and concluded that Torrington schools and Danbury schools have the greatest needs. Teachers from those schools were given the opportunity to submit a list of supplies they needed most for their students.

Employees at Union Savings Bank donated nearly 2,500 items to take the first steps in stocking the “Teachers’ Closet” at the bank in Connecticut’s corporate office. The next phase of the Teachers’ Closet program is to reach more schools, engage customers and partner with local corporations to make sure the closet is stocked year-round so teachers have the resources they need to succeed.

These two schools in Connecticut are the first of many that will benefit from the Teachers’ Closet. Union Savings Bank is continuing to target local schools in need and donate supplies that will provide students the educational tools they deserve.

“Education is something we are passionate about and helping teachers in our communities by providing free school supplies for them is the least we can do,” said Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia C. Merkle. “The goal of the Teachers’ Closet is to provide children with the tools they need to succeed in school.”

Union Savings Bank has presented supplies to over 30 of the 39 teachers at Vogel-Wetmore School and all 3 Kindergarten classes at the Morris Street School.

School supply collection boxes are currently located at all Union Savings Bank branches and everyone is welcome to stop by to drop off new supplies to support teachers and schools in Connecticut.  Items most in need are crayons, colored pencils, spiral notebooks, glue, scissors and erasers.

About Union Savings Bank

Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Union Savings Bank is a $2.3 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, branch banking and wealth management divisions.

For more information, please visit www.unionsavings.com, and connect with the bank on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Community Relations Contact:
Michele Bonvicini
Union Savings Bank

Media Relations Contact:
Jennifer Jones-Mitchell
Brandware Public Relations

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