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Bay State Savings Bank’s “Shop for a Cause” Benefits Toys for Tots

November 16, 2016

WORCESTER, MA / December 2016 – On Tuesday, December 6th from 9am – 3pm, Bay State Savings Bank will host its 3nd Annual “Shop for a Cause” event in the 3rd floor conference room of its 28 Franklin Street location. Employees will have an opportunity to do some holiday shopping without having to leave the comfort of their building, and 20% of every purchase will be donated to the Toys for Tots! The public is also welcome. This event will offer anyone who attends an opportunity to shop for boutique items like jewelry, scarves, handbags, hair accessories, and other handcrafted items, without the hassle of mall crowds.

The “Shop for a Cause” concept was brought to the Bank three years ago by Monica Hamel, owner of Expressions of You. “When I first met with Bay State I realized we shared a common interest in giving back to the community,” says Ms. Hamel. “I’m thrilled that the Bank wants to continue to work together. It has been a very positive partnership, and I look forward to our event on December 6th.” 

“Bay State Savings Bank is delighted to be working with Monica again,” said Diane Giampa, SVP/Human Resources & Marketing. “The success of the past two year’s “Shop for a Cause” events allowed the Bank to give a generous donation to local non-profit organizations. It was fun for employees and visitors, providing a convenient opportunity for people to do something they would be doing anyway, with the added bonus of supporting a local charity and a local business. It’s a win-win-win!”

To learn more about Expressions of You, please visit: To learn more about the Toys for Tots Foundation or to make a donation, please visit: Toys for Tots. For more information about the "Shop for a Cause" event, please visit


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