Skowhegan Savings Employees Grant Local Charities $30,000

21 non-profits received grants as part of the bank’s Season of Giving program

January 12, 2022
SKOWHEGAN, MAINE - On Giving Tuesday, Skowhegan Savings announced a commitment to give away 20 $1,000 grants to local charities as part of their “Season of Giving” program. All non-profit grant recipients were nominated by the bank’s employees with the most nominated organizations selected as the grant winner. Local non-profits were not aware that they would receive a “Season of Giving” grant until announced on the bank’s social media by each branch or department that had selected them.

Our employees value the ability to help others and feel privileged to serve our communities. We believe giving is good for the heart and we wanted our employees to choose and give these grants in recognition of their hard work in 2021,” said David Cyr, president and CEO of Skowhegan Savings. “It has been great to see the diversity of services of the non-profits that our employees selected and a delight to see the winning organizations’ reactions when finding out that they had been chosen.”

The following non-profits each received one of these grants:

  • Friends of Quarry Road
  • Family Violence Project of Maine
  • Friends of the Skowhegan Free Public Library
  • Franklin County Animal Shelter
  • Baker Mountain Ski Tow Club
  • Hospice Volunteers of Somerset County
  • Madison Junior High School Food Pantry
  • Kennebec Valley Humane Society
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine
  • Smithfield Community Food Pantry
  • Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry
  • Bounce Back Maine
  • Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis
  • Somerset Humane Society
  • Skowhegan Food Cupboard
  • Jackman Moose River Fire Department
  • Dexter Sunshine Club
  • Sugarloaf Region Charitable Trust
  • Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance Services
In turn, the bank then decided to surprise their employees by making a $10,000 donation, in their name, to the Coats for Kids program. The Coats for Kids program, promoted by News Center Maine and organized by the Salvation Army, is in its 39th year of annually collecting and distributing coats, hats, boots, mittens and other necessities for youth in need throughout the state of Maine.