NORWAY, Maine – Every day, community members pass through the Gray Branch of Norway Savings Bank putting their spare change to good use supporting the Gray/New Gloucester schools. Through the Bank’s “Pocket Change for Patriots” program, Norway Savings Bank was able to present a check for $1,575.58 to help engage students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and literacy programs.
“We are always looking for new ways to engage our students,” said Dunn School Principal, Geoffery K. Robbins. “Not only will we allocate the donation to STEM programs and materials, but also to Family Literacy nights and various other enrichment opportunities for students.”
“It’s so easy to give to the Pocket Change for Patriots program,” said Jay Kiel, Norway Savings Bank’s Gray Branch Manager. “Just bring in your loose change, use the counting machine and the fees you would normally pay go to the fund. Everyone in the community is invited to participate!”
Since opening in 2014, the Norway Savings Bank Gray branch has donated nearly $3500 to MSAD 15. In all, 100% of the fees collected from the coin counting machine have been donated to the Gray/New Gloucester school district for various programs.
About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of December 31, 2017, Norway Savings Bank had $1.134 billion in total assets and provides financial services to over 38,000 households throughout western and southern Maine. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2013, Norway Savings Bank received the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence and has been recognized as one of the healthiest companies in America by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as a two-time Gold-Level Well Workplace award recipient. BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 25 continuous years or longer. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.