Sister Banks, Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) and Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) are grateful for members of the community who donated cold weather items to their annual Mitten Tree drives. More than 2,000 mittens, gloves, hats and scarves were collected and distributed to local schools and non-profits. In keeping with the tradition of contributing $2 for each item given, over $4,000 was donated to the NH Food Bank for use at food pantries in the Concord, Nashua, Seacoast and Lakes Region areas.
“The Mitten Tree is a wonderful winter tradition we’ve been proud to uphold each year,” said Philip Emma, President of the Merrimack. ”We are thankful to the many community members and non-profits that make or purchase items and drop them off at our branches each year.”
“We are continually amazed at the profound need for mittens, hats and gloves in our local communities each year. In addition, the NH Food Bank works with food pantries in all of the regions that both banks serve. This helps to decrease the risk of food insecurity throughout our communities,” added Rick Wyman, President of MVSB.