WATERBURY — The Higher Waterbury Campership Fund is the beneficiary of a considerate fundraising occasion by workers of Thomaston Financial savings Bank.
The bank’s “Denim Days for the Community” initiative, which permits bank workers to put on informal gown to work once they make a donation to a pre-selected nonprofit company positioned throughout the space the bank serves, garnered $1,073 for the Campership Fund.
The workers selected the Campership Fund as their August company to help.“The bank is always interested in supporting the nonprofit sector in the towns that we serve,” mentioned Cheryl Lindstrom, the bank’s group outreach coordinator. “There’s no better segment to serve than the kids.”
Lindstrom mentioned about 107 workers unfold out over 14 bank branches took half within the effort. Participation probably would have been greater, she famous, if workers nonetheless working from dwelling had gone informal on-site like their co-workers within the buildings.
“This was a great opportunity to help get some kids off to camp,” Lindstrom mentioned.In a proper notification letter of the pending reward to Anne Karolyi, managing editor of the Republican-American and The Sunday Republican and president of the fund, Lindstrom mentioned “We’re proud to have the ability to contribute to your group’s most worthy trigger.
“Thank you and the Greater Waterbury Campership Fund board of directors for all you do in providing life-changing experiences for local children who would not otherwise have the means.”
Gown-down days, or “Casual Fridays” in some situations, are among the many methods the Campership Fund sustains its fundraising income consumption all year long. Giant and small companies, civic golf equipment and church teams, people, faculties and philanthropic entities additionally make beneficiant donations to the trigger, a 501(c) three nonprofit program.
Particular occasions additionally happen all through the course of a marketing campaign 12 months, however 2020 was like no different and that element was severely restricted as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The bank’s reward will push the 2020 contribution whole previous the $166,994 collected to date, with that stage already exceeding the goal objective of $165,000 set by the board of administrators within the spring. The $38,646 in tuition charges for the 72 eligible underprivileged kids who did attend space collaborating tenting services this summer season simply was lined.
All cash donated, however not used for tuition in 2020, can be utilized to future Camperships. Some additionally may be directed to the Subsequent 50 fund, created in 2019 to mark the nonprofit’s 50th anniversary and meant to forestall any 12 months when tuition cash falls quick.
Lindstrom mentioned the bank workers are glad their donation can bolster the Campership Fund “even if it’s next year.”
Households who obtain SNAP advantages or meet federal poverty pointers, and with kids ages 5 to 18, residing in Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury, are eligible to use for Camperships. The United Method of Higher Waterbury volunteers its providers to handle the applying and eligibility course of.
Contributions may be despatched to Higher Waterbury Campership Fund, 389 Meadow St., Waterbury, CT 06722.
Donations just lately obtained amounting to $200 included:
• Cardiology Division, Western Connecticut Medical Group, Nuvance Well being, $110• Mr. and Mrs. Jerry and Carolyn Soltis, in reminiscence of Tom O’Leary, $50• Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Marie Sweeney, Middlebury, in reminiscence of Sandra Cutrali, $40