Machias Savings Bank warms the Hearts and Homes

14 years ago

    This holiday season, Machias Savings Bank, keeps its tradition of giving back to the community. For the past several years, the bank has sponsored the Christmas Giving Tree campaign at all thirteen of its branch locations. During the month of December, employees and customers were encouraged to bring in gifts suitable for children of any age and place them under the tree located in the lobby of their branch.  These gifts were then delivered to needy children in our areas. The Christmas Giving Tree reaches all the way from Houlton to Rockland and has been very successful and meaningful to the communities in Aroostook, Hancock, Penobscot, Washington and Knox counties.
    Machias Savings Bank works in conjunction with many organizations in our market areas: The Salvation Army (Houlton), Washington Hancock Community Agency (Ellsworth), Maine Seacoast Mission (Bar Harbor), Community Giving Tree (Machias & Columbia), Washington County Community College – Let’s Have A Merrier Christmas (Calais & Princeton), Church of the Living Stone (Baileyville), Toys for Tots (Lincoln), the National Honor Society at East Grand High School (Danforth), Toys for Tots and the Salvation Army’s Mitten Tree (Rockland) and Spruce Run (Bangor). These organizations contribute to the success of the program, which would not be possible without their efforts.
    In addition to their annual Giving Tree campaign, Machias Savings Bank will be making donations to area food pantries. The Town of Danforth Food Pantry (Danforth), St. Mary’s Food Pantry (Houlton), Bar Harbor Food Pantry (Bar Harbor), Danforth Food Pantry (Danforth, Orient Food Pantry (Orient), Seacoast Mission (Bar Harbor) Sawyer Food Pantry (Columbia) Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry (Ellsworth), Area Interfaith Outreach Food Pantry (Rockland), Woodland Pentecostal Church (Baileyville), Calais Ecumenical Food Pantry (Calais), Centre Street Food Pantry (Machias), Topsfield Congregational Food Pantry (Princeton), Lincoln Regional Food Cupboard (Lincoln), Manna Inc. Food Pantry (Bangor) each received funds to help their communities during these difficult winter months.