TAUNTON, MA: The Taunton YMCA received direct contributions again this year from Mechanics Cooperative Bank employees as part of the Annual Capital Campaign! Mechanics Cooperative Bank Assistant Vice President and Loan Servicing Manager, and Taunton YMCA Board Member Kelly O’Connor, was the Team Captain for the employee fundraising initiative! The idea was simple, the Bank would hold 8 dress down days over the course of 8 weeks and for a $5 donation, employees could participate in as few or as many dress down days as they would like. O’Connor commented “Our employees really stepped up to the challenge this year and helped raise over $1,400 for a great organization. Community banking is all about giving back and  through employee donations we are able to directly impact the lives of so many local families.”

YMCA Strong Kids is an annual fundraising campaign held to raise funds and resources to help support local children, teens and young adults in our community. The donations made by Mechanics Cooperative Bank employees in 2016 will provide direct financial assistance for children and their families through YMCA memberships, child care, camp programs, recreation programs, teen programs, and special needs programs. These values-based programs provide the skills children need to grow into healthy, responsible adults.

The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the United States 2,700 Y’s engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, and serving the Taunton community for over 100 years, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence to deliver on its promise of lasting personal and social change. For more information on the Taunton YMCA, please call (508) 583-2155 or visit http://www.oldcolonyymca.org.

With total assets of $490 million, Mechanics Cooperative Bank offers a wide variety of personal and business deposit and loan products. As a Massachusetts co-operative bank, 100% of customers’ deposits are always fully insured.  Established in 1877, Mechanics Cooperative Bank is Massachusetts’ second-oldest co-operative bank with eight conveniently located branches in Bridgewater, Taunton, North Dighton, Somerset, Swansea, Fall River and Westport. For more information, call 1-888-MECHANICS (632-4264) or visit Mechanics-Coop.com. Member FDIC.  Member SIF.  Equal Housing Lender.

YMCA Dresss Down
A group of Mechanics Cooperative Bank employees present a check to be donated to the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign