Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation Awards $10,000 Targeted Grant to Concord Family YMCA
Concord, New Hampshire (August 17, 2017) – Concord Family YMCA has received an Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation grant for $10,000 as part of the bank’s Targeted Grant program, which is focused on supporting immigrants in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island for 2017.
The foundation is awarding $1.5 million in grants to local nonprofits that address issues facing immigrants, which can include providing assistance for people seeking asylum and for separated families, basic adult education including English for speakers of other languages, workforce training, and support for immigrants serving in the U.S. military. The grant to the Concord Family YMCA is helping to provide camperships to immigrant children in the greater Concord community for the summer of 2017.
“America is a nation of immigrants and now — more than ever — today’s immigrants need our support,” said Laura Kurzrok, executive director of the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, when announcing the program. “We’ve supported immigrants in our communities even before we formed our foundation, more than 30 years ago, and we are looking forward to strengthening organizations that provide programs that address the social, legal and economic challenges facing immigrants and their families. We understand these issues because, here at Eastern, a large number of our colleagues are immigrants or sons, daughters or grandchildren of immigrants.”
Jim Doremus, CEO of Concord Family YMCA thanked Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation for the grant, “We greatly appreciate Eastern Bank’s financial support which affords immigrant children the opportunity to participate in Camp Spaulding. While the camp experience is recognized by child development professionals as valuable in helping children mature socially, emotionally, intellectually, morally, and physically it takes on an additional dimension with the New American/Immigrant population. This is because the children are generally the cultural ambassadors of and frequently the interpreters for the family, which helps the entire the family to integrate and acclimate more successfully in our culture and society.”
About Concord Family YMCA
The Concord Family YMCA is a community-based, nonprofit, social service agency devoted to serving the needs of all families and all ages in the Concord area. Our promise is to strengthen the foundation of community through a focus on youth development, social responsibility, and healthy living. We are the leader in our community in providing value-based health and wellness programs for children, teens and adults. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs. We nurture potential. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. For more information please visit www.concordymca.org.
About Eastern Bank
Founded in 1818 and based in Boston, Eastern Bank is America’s oldest and largest mutual bank, with $10 billion in assets and over 120 locations serving communities in eastern Massachusetts, southern and coastal New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Eastern provides exceptional access to fairly priced banking, investment and insurance products and services for consumers and businesses of all sizes. Eastern Bank, which includes Eastern Wealth Management and Eastern Insurance, is known for its outspoken advocacy and community support that has topped more than $100 million in charitable giving over the past 20 years. An inclusive company, Eastern employs 1,900 deeply committed professionals who value relationships with their customers, colleagues and communities. Join us for good at www.easternbank.com.