Happy International Friendship Day! The U.N. General Assembly created this day with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities. Provident Bank expresses its gratitude and appreciation of our diverse team of employees, customers and communities. Today, make sure you show your appreciation to the friends that you can always count on!
A team from The Provident Bank hosted a Glam Night for residents of the Valley Youth House Great Beginnings Maternity Group Home as part of the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s 2016 Volunteer Challenge. Residents were invited to Ambre Studio in historic Bethlehem for a buffet, “mocktails,” and a photo shoot.
Provident Bank employees, including Regional President and Valley Youth House board member June Webre, assisted women with hair and makeup styling, served food and beverages, and entertained the children. Photography duo Dave and Vanessa Rivera of DVR Photography donated 15-minute photo shoots, editing, and finished proofs. Also assisting from Valley Youth House were Andrew Palomo, Research and Evaluation Coordinator &
Program Supervisor for Great Beginnings, and Emily Conners, Development Associate.
At the end of the evening, participants received gift bags with Provident Bank sport bottles, wildflowers, and beauty products, including natural body lotions from The Frosting Company of Nazareth, Pa., and various cosmetics donated by fashion PR agency BPCM.
The project culminated on May 24, with participating groups of the Volunteer Challenge displaying their projects at Coca-Cola Park. Bank employees including Webre, Market Manager Darlene Funesti and Events Administrator Andrea Reid were joined by Jane Kurek and Shaunna Murphy of the Provident Bank Foundation, which was the Presenting Sponsor of the celebration. Also in attendance were several representatives from Valley Youth House, including CEO Tom Harrington and VP of Development & Marketing Christina Schoemaker, and Provident Bank Foundation and former Volunteer Challenge chairperson Bob Rupel.
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About The Provident Bank
The Provident Bank, (www.provident.bank) 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 $9.03 billion as of March 31, 2016. With $6.15 billion in deposits, The Provident Bank provides a comprehensive suite 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.