Thomaston Savings Bank donated over 120 bags to the Brian O’Connell Project for the Homeless to give to local homeless people. Employees from different departments and branches came together to buy supplies and assemble Brian bags. These bags contain basic necessities including a toothbrush, deodorant, socks, a bottle of water and various food items.
One of the Bank’s employee volunteers, Dawn Mendez, Mortgage Processing Officer, commented on the effort, “It means a lot to be able to give back to the community. Organizations like the Brian O’Connell Homeless Project show kindness to those in need and show that there are good people willing to volunteer their time and resources.
The Brian O’Connell Homeless Project is an organization that collects donations to help provide homeless people with food and other basic necessities. Donations are used for two main purposes; provide Brian Bags and build mobile showers. Brian bags usually contain a first aid kit, food, and other items to help with well-being. Mobile showers are built to encourage and improve the hygiene and conditions of those going through difficult times. Project founder Donna Finneran works with her team and community volunteers to gather supplies, assemble and distribute Brian bags throughout the community.