New Hampshire Banks Participate in Statewide #NHBanksGiveBack Month of Service

This year New Hampshire Bankers organized its first month of service event (tagged #NHBanksGiveBack on social media) during the month of October to highlight the collective focus of New Hampshire’s banking industry on supporting local communities through community service and financial support. Twenty-six member banks participated in the month-long volunteer celebration.

“Our bank members deeply support their communities through continued and reliable support of local non-profits and our communities through hours of volunteerism and financial contributions. Our month of service is a coordinated effort where we’ve asked our members to conduct just one or more of their regularly scheduled community service efforts during the month of October. Our bank members did not disappoint, so we are thrilled to present a snapshot of the banking industry’s time and effort spent on charitable giving to local communities in New Hampshire” said Kristy Merrill, President of NH Bankers. 

Month of service results for the month of October are below:

 Number of Banks participated   20 
 Total number of volunteer events 144 
 Total number of volunteers  901 
 Total Hours volunteered 3534 
 Total Monetary donations  $274,096 

Volunteer activities were diverse and included: collections for winter clothing and food pantries, community shred events, meal prep and serve at shelters, veteran support, animal shelter support, walks for cancer, house painting for homeless to name just a few. The nearly $275,000 in monetary donations went towards food pantries, boys and girls clubs, VNAs, cancer support, housing coalitions, and several United Way chapters in the state, plus many more.

The volunteer and monetary efforts supported many local communities across the state - in the Upper Valley and Sunapee Regions, Greater Seacoast area, Monadnock Region, Southern NH, Greater Concord, Manchester and Nashua areas, as well as the White Mountains and Lakes Regions.

Participating member banks include: Bangor Savings Bank, Bank of America, Bank of New Hampshire, Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, Cambridge Trust, Claremont Savings Bank, Enterprise Bank, First Seacoast Bank, Franklin Savings Bank, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Ledyard Bank, Mascoma Bank, Merrimack County Savings Bank, NBT Bank, Pentucket Bank, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Salem Co-operative Bank, Sugar River Bank, Union Bank, and Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank.

This spreadsheet shows detailed charitable giving information by financial institution.