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Champions for Children

The Bay State Savings Bank Champions for Children initiative was created in 2004 to recognize and support local organizations and individuals who provide education, mentoring, training, life skills development, or recreational opportunities to the youth of the community.

Since its inception, Champions for Children has raised over $110,000 for local organizations and charities. Recent Champions for Children honorees include, Jose Antonio Rivera, The Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, The McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys, The Rainbow Child Development Center, The Carriage House, N.E.A.D.S, The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, YouthGROW, Project Smile, ForgeWorks Farm, Girls Inc., Straight a Head Ministries, Hector Reyes House, Worcester Chamber Music Society Neighborhood Strings Program and Worcester Junior Sharks Youth Hockey Pre-Concussive Testing Program.

If you know an individual or organization that should be recognized as a Bay State Savings Bank Champion for Children, let us know!

Just send in the online nomination form, or stop in to any of our branches to fill one out.


Eligibility

Must be a Central Massachusetts non-profit organization or individual that works to provide education, mentoring, training, life skills development, or recreational opportunities to the youth of the community. Organizations must provide verification of tax-exempt status under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.


Awards

The Champions for Children honoree will receive the following:

  • A contribution in unrestricted funds from Bay State Savings Bank, plus all proceeds raised through a fundraising event sponsored and facilitated by Bay State Savings Bank. In the event an individual receives the award they will receive an award of $500, and they may select an eligible charitable organization to receive the other benefits.
  • Volunteer support from employees
  • Public relations support and recognition in the local media
  • Promotional support, including advertising in Bay State Savings Bank branches, ATMs and on Bay State Online