Pictured from left to right: Tracy Bara, Branch Manager (Clark), Provident Bank; Paula Palermo, Area Manager, Provident Bank; Ed Cugno, Branch Manager (Fanwood), Provident Bank; and Diana Braga, Public Relations Manager, Provident Bank
For the second consecutive year, The Provident Bank took part in United Way of Greater Union County’s annual “Stuff the Bus” campaign, a month-long initiative where local companies and volunteers help to make the start of the school year bright for those students in need.
“’Stuff the Bus’ is a fun initiative that allows our partners to get involved with low-income families that are working to create better opportunities for their children and their future,” said James Horne, United Way, President and CEO. “This program also gives the community at large the opportunity to help carry out our commitment to change the odds for children and families, while easing some of the pressures families feel in preparing for the upcoming school year.”
In addition to a donation, a group of Provident Bank employees volunteered their time to stuff and distribute hundreds of backpacks with school supplies for elementary and high schools students throughout Union County.
“Provident is thrilled to be partnering with United Way of Greater Union County once again for their annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign,” said Diana Braga, Public Relations Manager, Provident Bank. “Ensuring students have the tools they need to succeed in school is important and it’s very rewarding to be part of this campaign.”
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 $8.75 billion as of June 30, 2015. With $5.8 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.