Union Savings Bank Donates Used Books to Schools in Connecticut

Donations can be made at any Union Savings Bank location

DANBURY, (May 3, 2017) – Union Savings Bank continues its ongoing community commitment by supporting schools in Connecticut and non-profit organizations with its 2nd annual Share the Love of Reading Book Drive. Until May 12th, Union Savings Bank is encouraging everyone in its communities to donate new and gently used books for the K-5th grade age range.

Union Savings Bank created The Share the Love of Reading Book Drive to further its commitment to education. Children who have access to books and begin reading at an early age develop into confident readers which in turn prepares them for success in school and in their future.

All books raised will be distributed to schools in Connecticut and non-profit groups in the communities Union Savings Bank serves.

“Books are a great way to open a child’s mind and encourage imagination,” said Union Savings Bank President and CEO Cynthia C. Merkle. “Reading strengthens a child’s confidence and inspires them to reach further into their education. This is just one of the reasons why our Share the Love of Reading Book Drive is so important to Union Savings Bank.”

In 2016, Union Savings Bank collected 500 books for local schools and non-profits. This year the goal is to collect 750 books. To donate, please drop off books at any one of Union Savings Bank 25 locations.

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, retail banking and wealth management divisions.

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