$10,500 in Donations Given to Hopkinton Organizations
November 15 marked the final date to vote in UniBank’s Community Giving program at the bank’s Hopkinton branch. The program, which ran for two months beginning in September, was the bank’s way of celebrating the one-year anniversary of its Hopkinton branch while offering support to Hopkinton organizations. The Bank hosted a wrap-up event with the organizations on Wednesday, November 16 to announce the results.
UniBank’s Community Giving program has encouraged customers and the general public to come vote from a selection of seven community organizations that were identified by UniBank. In total $10,500 was pledged to the Hopkinton community as part of the program.
Just under 700 votes were tallied in support of the seven community organizations. The program promised significant cash donations to the top three organizations receiving the most votes. First place was pledged $5,000, second place was pledged $2,500, and third place was pledged $1,000. All organizations that did not receive first, second or third place donations were all pledged $500.
The results announced at the event were as follows:
Project Just Because Food Pantry - $5,000
Hopkinton Public Library - $2,500
Serenity House (SMOC) - $1,000
Organizations receiving $500: Michael Carter Lisnow Respite Center, Hopkinton Education Foundation, Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton Senior Center.
“This being the season of Thanksgiving, we couldn’t think of a better time to announce the results of our Community Giving program,” stated Doris Hamburger, Vice President and Branch Manager of UniBank’s Hopkinton branch.