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Boys & Girls Club donation check

Easthampton, Massachusetts - Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankESB, announced that the Easthampton Saving Bank Foundation awarded a $3,000 grant to the Annual Campaign for the West Springfield Boys and Girls Club Inc. (WSBGC).

The WSBGC, located at 615 Main Street in West Springfield, Massachusetts, provides a fun, safe and constructive environment for kids and teens during out-of-school hours. They also offer programs and services to help young people succeed in school, develop leadership skills, and maintain healthy lifestyles. 

“The West Springfield Boys and Girls Club is honored to partner with bankESB and the Easthampton Savings Bank Foundation, to continue to make a positive, long-lasting impact in West Springfield, Agawam, and surrounding communities,” said Sarah Calabrese, Resource Development Director. “We are very grateful for the bank and foundation’s support of our mission, which is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens."

bankESB’s contribution to the Annual Campaign helps to support core programs, such as the Triple Play – Healthy Habits Initiative, Math and Literacy Enrichment programs, Homework Help, the Torch Leadership Program, and the Flutes and Flavors Fundraiser. These programs help to provide a solid foundation for members in helping them reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

For more than one hundred years, the WSBGC’s mission has been to help those who need us most by providing programs and services that create brighter futures for children and families throughout the community. In doing so, they give kids support and guidance, helping them to become more confident in their own abilities and better prepared to handle life's daily challenges. 

bankESB is headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts and has 11 branches serving the Pioneer Valley. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, bankESB and the Easthampton Savings Bank Charitable Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout Hampden and Hampshire County. In 2018, the Bank and Foundation donated more than $300,000 to 150 organizations. In the last five years, the program has donated more than $1.1 million. For more information or to apply for funding, please visit

Hometown Financial Group, Inc. is a $2.7 billion mutual multi-bank holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts and is the parent company of bankESB, bankHometown and Abington Bank. These separate and distinct banking franchises offer a complete line of consumer and business deposit and lending products through its 30 branches located throughout Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For additional information about Hometown Financial Group, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Hometown Financial Group
Dena M. Hall
Chief Marketing Officer
(413) 779-2215


Pictured (adults - L to R): Michael Oleksak, Vice President of Commercial Lending at bankESB and serves on the Board of Directors for the West Springfield Boys & Girls Club (WSBGC); Sarah Calabrese, Resource Development Director at WSBGC; Sue deVillier, Vice President and Branch Officer at the Agawam bankESB branch; and Dan D’Angelo, Executive Director at WSBGC.


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