MONSON, Mass. (WWLP) – Monson Savings Bank’s 150th anniversary is being celebrated by engaging with nonprofits that have had high turnouts during the year. A special part of this support comes from the Monson Savings Bank 150 Build-a-Bike campaign.
The Monson Savings Bank will buy more than $20,000 worth of children’s bikes and helmets from the Family Bicycle Shop in East Longmeadow. Local nonprofit organizations such as the YMCA of Greater Springfield, YWCA of Western Massachusetts, I Found Light Against All Odds, Educare Springfield, and the South End Community Center (SECC) are to identify children who need help. ‘A bike. During this spring, Monson Savings Bank will work with each nonprofit organization to plan events for the public.
The bikes will be assembled by members of the Monson Savings Bank team. The assembly of these bikes will take place with their new riders on site, ready to ride, but also to ensure that their bikes are properly fitted.
The animations plan to provide children with stabilizer wheels and helmets if necessary. A meal will be offered to participants by Monson Savings Bank.
Dan Moriarty, President and CEO of Monson Savings Bank, said: “Exploring the different ways we could celebrate the 150th anniversary of Monson Savings Bankand Birthday, there were so many ideas. We wanted to be sure to do something that would make a difference on many fronts and spread joy.
Moriarty explained, “With the 150 Build-a-Bike campaign, we can connect with vital community nonprofits and their leaders. Our team works together on hands-on projects to further foster our culture of teamwork and community support. Plus, we can give kids the experience of building and riding a bike, a joy-filled activity and something they might not have had the opportunity to experience otherwise. I couldn’t think of a better way to commemorate our 150and Anniversary.”