August 5, 2022
Easthampton, Massachusetts — bankESB recently donated $5,000 to the Hampshire Regional YMCA to help fund continued wellness programming and family services in Hampshire County. This brings the bank’s total contributions to the organization over the past two years to more than $20,000.
The Hampshire Regional YMCA aims to strengthen the community by fostering healthy living, the development of young people, social connection, and responsibility in a welcoming environment for all. Each year, over 10,000 people are served at the HRYMCA through membership and programs. The funds donated by bankESB will provide scholarships to camp, childcare, and other programs for those who otherwise would not be able to attend.
“We greatly appreciate bankESB’s partnership, which helps us to expand our reach and impact to those in need” said Hampshire Regional YMCA CEO Julia Bianco. “Participants utilize these scholarships for a variety of programs, including providing care for their children while at work or in school, participating in a Parkinson’s Program to help quality of life for individuals with Parkinson’s, attending our Livestrong at the Y Cancer Survivorship program and much more. Without the help of community organizations like bankESB, our YMCA would not be able to offer these life enhancing opportunities to all.”
“The Hampshire Regional YMCA provides such important programs that are vital to the health and well-being of those in our community,” said bankESB President & CEO Matthew S. Sosik. “We are proud to support them as they continue to foster a welcoming environment for community members to unlock their health and wellness potential.”
The donation was made as part of the bank’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, which reflects the roots the bank has in its communities, its commitment to making a real difference in the neighborhoods it serves, and the belief that everyone’s quality of life is enhanced when we work together to solve our communities’ biggest problems.
In the Photo
L to R: Nancy Lapointe, bankESB senior vice president of retail banking; Natalie Didonna, bankESB assistant vice president, branch officer, Northampton Street, Easthampton branch, and Hampshire Regional YMCA board member; and Julie Bianco, Hampshire Regional YMCA CEO.