Wednesday, April 10, 2013
MutualOne Charitable Foundation awards $5,000 to downtown Framingham art center.
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Wednesday, April 10
With its recent $5,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, the Amazing Things Arts Center in downtown Framingham will update its sound equipment to meet today’s standards for cable TV rebroadcasts, said Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president of MutualOne Bank and a trustee of the Charitable Foundation. The Foundation’s donation will be used to enhance and replace a digital sound board, microphones, and other sound-related equipment. Amazing Things produces more than 330 shows each year, attracting nearly 20,000 people of all ages and backgrounds. The Center offers a range of professional performances including musicals, classical vocals, modern dance, jazz, cabaret, big bands, and magic. The donation to the Amazing Things …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Mutual One Foundation awarded MetroWest Legal Services a $6,500 grant.
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Wednesday, April 3
Mutual One Foundation awarded MetroWest Legal Services a $6,500 grant, announced Robert P. Lamprey, chair of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. Based in Framingham, MetroWest Legal Services provides free legal advocacy in civil cases to protect and advance the rights of the poor, elderly, disabled, homeless and other disenfranchised individuals. “We feel very fortunate to count MutualOne Bank and the MutualOne Charitable Foundation among our most dedicated supporters,” said Executive Director Elizabeth Soule. For the past five years, the Bank and its Foundation have been a major sponsor of the Nancy King Memorial Golf Tournament, which is MetroWest Legal Services’ annual fundraiser, and have also provided financial support through …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation of Framingham recently awarded $5,000 to Family Promise Metrowest, which offers help to homeless families with children.
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation of Framingham recently awarded $5,000 to Family Promise Metrowest, a Natick-based interfaith partnership offering transitional shelter, meals and supportive case management to homeless families with children as they seek permanent housing. Founded in 2008, Family Promise Metrowest currently involves 40 congregations and over 1,800 volunteers throughout the Metrowest area. The program’s 15 host congregations furnish overnight lodging and meals for three to five families for one week every two to three months. The program’s Day Center and home base for the families in the program is at the former First Baptist Church in Natick. “The Family Promise staff and the human service organizations they work with …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
MutualOne Charitable Foundation awarded $5,000 to Friends of Literacy Unlimited.
MutualOne Charitable Foundation awarded $5,000 to Friends of Literacy Unlimited. Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and trustee of the Foundation, announced the award. Literacy Unlimited is a free program of the Framingham Public Library that trains volunteer tutors to teach adult learners in English as a second language, citizenship, and GED preparation, as well as reading, writing and math for English speakers. The Foundation’s award will support the program’s Life Resource Project, an initiative to collect information of topics of practical concern to students, such as how to get a driver’s license, pass the citizenship test, register a child for school, get health care, find housing, and prepare their taxes. The …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has provided a total of $12,500 in support of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly initiatives over the past three years.
The Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly’s Shillman House in Framingham recently received $5,000 from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, said Foundation Chair Robert P. Lamprey in a press release. The funds will be used to sustain a comprehensive fitness and wellness program that helps older adults improve flexibility, mobility, balance, physical and mental health, self-image, and cognitive abilities. “The MutualOne Charitable Foundation realizes how important it is to help the seniors of our community age with dignity and high quality of life,” said Lamprey in the release. “We are happy to support those goals.” The Foundation has provided a total of $12,500 in support of Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly initiatives over the …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
MutualOne Charitable Foundation donated $1,000 to St. Bridget Food pantry this week to purchase 50 Christmas hams and last month donated $5,000 to the pantry to help needy Framingham families.
MutualOne Charitable Foundation donated $1,000 to St. Bridget Food Pantry this week so it could purchase 50 Deitz and Watson hams for Christmas. Last month, the Foundation donated $5,000 to the pantry to help needy Framingham and parish families. Pictured (from left) are Bill Theodorakas, vice president of distribution relations, Boston Salad and Prepared Foods, Steve Sousa, executive vice president, COO, MutualOne Bank; Trustee of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, Rachel Stewart, Administrative Director or the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, Monsignor Francis Strahan, St. Bridget’s Church and Mary Kulas, Director St. Bridget's Food Pantry.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Online banking and online bill payment will be temporarily unavailable starting today, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. until Monday morning. Bank branches will be closed on Saturday.
Back in March, Framingham Patch reported that Framingham Co-Operative bank and Natick Federal Savings Bank would merger later this year. The merger will take place this weekend, after regulators approved it. The new bank will be called MutualOne Bank. Signs have been appearing on the three locations this week. The combined bank will consist of three full-service banking offices, two located in Framingham and one in Natick, with an administration center in Framingham. "Increasing regulatory and operational expenses make it very difficult for the small community bank to thrive," said Brian K. Peoples, president and chief executive officer of Natick Federal Savings Bank back in March. "The consolidation will maintain our strength as a well-…