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Pictured from left to right: Ayn Carey, Director of Business Development, St. Luke's Warren Campus; Estelle Gehringer, Assistant HR Manager, McWane Ductile; Eileen M. O’Dea, Community Liaison, United Way of Northern New Jersey; Melissa Hammer, Branch Manager, Provident Bank
The Provident Bank’s Phillipsburg branch recently took part in the United Way of Northern New Jersey Tools for School program, a nonprofit initiative where local companies and volunteers help students prepare for the start of a new school year.
United Way Tools for School is a local program that supports our education system by providing students in low-income families with the same necessities as their peers,” said Melissa Hammer, Phillipsburg Branch Manager. “Though it may seem like a small contribution, each backpack or set of markers adds up and makes a significant difference in the lives of families in this area.”
In addition to holding a collection drive, the Phillipsburg Branch also made a donation of $2,000 to be used for the purchase of school supplies and other necessities for the students.
“This year, United Way was able to serve more than 10,000 students in need, due to the generosity of donors such as Provident Bank,” said Lisa Galonardo, United Way’s manager for regional volunteer engagement. “On behalf of the children and families served, we thank the bank for its commitment to truly serving the community.”
As a result of the program, 45,811 school supplies were collected and distributed to 55 elementary and middle schools, as well as 14 non-profit partners throughout the region.
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.