The Provident Bank participated in Read Across America Day by reading children’s books to pre-school children at Clark Preschool, two YMCAs of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy locations and at the Head Start of Lehigh Valley. Employees also generously donated over 200 children’s books to support the cause.
The children were attentive and excited to read and learn. At story time, they gathered on the reading rug as Provident employees read Dr. Seuss stories such as “The Cat in the Hat,” “Fox in Socks” and “Green Eggs and Ham.” They engaged with the stories, asked questions and identified colors, foods and animals along with the noises they make. To cap off the day, both Provident employees and the preschoolers enjoyed a sing-along and played games.
About The Provident Bank
The Provident Bank, (www.providentnj.com) a community-oriented bank offering “commitment you can count on” since 1839, is the wholly owned subsidiary of Provident Financial Services, Inc. (NYSE:PFS), which reported assets of $8.5 billion as of December 31, 2014. With $5.8 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank provides a comprehensive array of financial products and services through its network of branches throughout northern and central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. The Bank also provides fiduciary and wealth management services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Beacon Trust Company.