Taunton, MAAs a proud community partner Mechanics Cooperative Bank is pleased to share it has committed $5,000 to the 2021 Fundraising Campaign in support of the Taunton YMCA!

The funds raised through the 2021 campaign will allow the YMCA to be affordable and accessible to all local community residents.  The donations made by Mechanics Cooperative Bank will provide direct financial assistance for thousands of children and their families through YMCA memberships, childcare, 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.

Mechanics Cooperative Bank Branch Manager and Taunton YMCA Board Member, Sherer Minor, commented “We not only support these amazing community organizations through charitable donations, but our employees also contribute personally. That is the value of a true Community Bank. We work in this community and live in this community and we utilize the wonderful benefits these great local community organizations have available.  At Mechanics Cooperative Bank, it’s personal.”

The Old Colony YMCA in Taunton has been saving and enriching lives and building a strong community for over 125 years!  History has shown the success of the Y depends on their ability to remain committed to growth, but also strategically positioned to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the people in the communities they serve.  The Taunton YMCA will continue to focus on Youth Development to increase developmental assets and help ensure a successful transition from youth to adulthood; Healthy and Balanced Living for All to promote the concepts of Activate America, leading to healthier communities, families, and individuals; Strategic Partnerships to identify and meet the needs of our community; and a focus on promoting culture, diversity, philanthropy, and safety.

These priorities build upon the YMCA’s legacy of service and the principles of positive youth development, measurable outcomes, and solutions, and to improve the quality of life for all children, teens, adults, seniors, and families throughout our community.

Roman Davis, Executive Director of the Taunton YMCA shared “There are children and families who need the YMCA’s help.  It could be giving teens a healthy outlet afterschool or affordable recreation for families, whatever the case, the YMCA is an essential part of this community.  And these programs would not be possible without the support and dedications from community-based organizations like Mechanics Cooperative Bank. We cannot thank them and their CEO Joseph Baptista enough for their commitment to our local community.”

Joseph T. Baptista Jr, President and CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank said “We have been involved with the Taunton YMCA for a number of years and I can speak personally to the quality programs they provide for local families.  Many of these programs would not be available without community assistance and I am proud to say Mechanics Cooperative Bank will continue to support the Taunton YMCA for many years in the future.”

About the Taunton YMCA

The YMCA is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Across the United States 2,600+ Y’s engage over 21 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 www.oldcolonyymca.org.

About Mechanics Cooperative Bank

With total assets over $670 million, Mechanics Cooperative Bank offers a wide variety of personal and business deposit and loan products. Established in 1877, Mechanics Cooperative Bank is Massachusetts’ second-oldest co-operative bank with nine conveniently located branches in Bridgewater, Taunton, North Dighton, Somerset, Swansea, Fall River, Westport and New Bedford. For more information, call 1-888-MECHANICS (632-4264) or visit Mechanics-Coop.com.  Member FDIC.  Member DIF.  Equal Housing Lender.

Executive Director of the Taunton YMCA Roman Davis is pictured with Mechanics Cooperative Branch Manager, and Taunton YMCA Board Member, Sherer Minor as Mechanics Cooperative Bank presented the Taunton YMCA with a $5,000 check in support of their annual fundraising campaign!