With cold weather moving in and the holidays approaching, sister banks, Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) and Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), will collect mittens, hats, gloves and scarves for their annual Mitten Tree drives. A donation of $2 for every item collected through December 31st will be awarded to the NH Food Bank, and earmarked for the communities served by the Banks.
New handmade or store-bought mittens, hats, gloves and scarves can be dropped off at MVSB and the Merrimack from now through December 31st. Non-profits who are in need of mittens, hats, gloves and scarves should contact the Bank office closest to them. Complete lists of offices and hours are available at mvsb.com and themerrimack.com.
“The Mitten Tree is an annual tradition we’ve proudly hosted since 1979,” said Rick Wyman, President of MVSB. “It’s a simple way for community members to get in the spirit of the holidays while aiding those in need of food and warm winter wear this time of year.”
“The Mitten Tree is a wonderful community program,” said Linda Lorden, President of the Merrimack. “We’re proud to contribute to the NH Food Bank, who help in the feeding and educating of tens of thousands about food insecurity and hunger.”
Meredith Village Savings Bank and Merrimack County Savings Bank are mutual community banks without private owners or stockholders. They have remained steadfast in fostering the economic health and well-being of the community for over 150 years and share in the values that guide all of their actions: accountability, mutuality, excellence, respect, integrity, teamwork and stewardship.