(EDITOR’S NOTE: Reading Cooperative Bank has two locations in Wilmington — 230 Lowell Street and 352 Middlesex Avenue.)
READING, MA — It’s that time of year again! With colder months approaching, now is the time to think of those who may need help keeping warm this winter. RCB is holding its annual blanket drive, now through November 17th, to support Mission of Deeds of Reading. Mission of Deeds is looking for new or gently used blankets for twin, full, and queen-sized beds, with the highest need for twin-sized blankets. Blankets may be dropped off at any RCB branch. RCB’s goal is to collect 200 blankets, and to get things started, the Reading Cooperative Charitable Foundation has donated the first 50 blankets.
“Winter months can be hard for everyone, but especially for those who lack basic necessities for warmth and comfort. This drive provides the perfect opportunity to have a tangible impact in our communities,” said Sandy Convery, Vice President and Branch Manager of the Reading Branch.
Mission of Deeds is an approved 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing families in Middlesex and Essex counties with necessary household items free of charge. For more information, visit http://www.missionofdeeds.org/
“The experience was so humbling and inspiring,” said Donna Dickie. “To see all these people come together in the morning to support such a great cause – it really shows a commitment to the kind of work the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club is doing.” Dickie continued, “Even the alumni kids, who have already gone through the organization’s program, come back to show their solidarity and support. For us at the bank, that serves to reinforce how important it is to continue giving back to the community.”
About Reading Cooperative Bank
Reading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Woburn, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at http://www.readingcoop.com.
(NOTE: The above press release is from Reading Cooperative Bank.)
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