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Bay State Savings Bank's "Shop for a Cause" Event to Benefit T&G Santa Fund

November 27, 2015

WORCESTER, MA / December 2015 – On Tuesday, December 8th from 9am – 3pm, Bay State Savings Bank will host its 2nd 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 Telegram & Gazette Santa Fund! 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 last year by Monica Hamel, owner of Expressions of You. “Despite the terrible storm that hit Worcester on the day we conducted our first “Shop for a Cause” event at Bay State, it was still very successful. I’m thrilled that the Bank wants to do it again this year. It has been a very positive partnership, and I look forward to our event on December 8th.”

“Bay State Savings Bank is delighted to be working with Monica again,” said Diane Giampa, SVP/Human Resources & Marketing. “The success of last year’s “Shop for a Cause” event allowed the Bank to give a generous donation to the T&G Santa Fund. 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!” 

View event flyer here. To learn more about Expressions of You, please visit: To learn more about the Telegram & Gazette Santa Fund or to make a donation, please visit:

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