Monson Savings Bank Donates Bikes to YWCA of Western MA
Monson Savings Bank team members deliver bikes to YWCA of Western Massachusetts as a part of their 150 Build-a-bike Campaign. Left to right: Diana Guzman, YWCA Director of Human Resources; Asia Bradford, YWCA Director of Adult Residential Programs; Dalila Cardona, YWCA Clinical Director; Rob Chateauneuf, Monson Savings Bank SVP Senior Commercial Loan Officer; Michael Rouette, Monson Savings Bank EVP & COO; Dan Moriarty, Monson Savings Bank President & CEO; Elizabeth Dineen, YWCA of Western Massachusetts Executive Director; Ray Plouffe, Family Bike Shop Owner; Monika Konopko, YWCA CFO; Yhissa Ocasio, YWCA Director of Youth, HIV, and Court Support Programs; Terri Fox, Monson Savings Bank SVP Chief Retail Officer; and Corinne Sawyer, Monson Savings Bank VP Director of Business & Municipal Banking.
In the spirit of their 150th Anniversary, Monson Savings Bank announced earlier this year that they will be launching their 150 Build-a-Bike campaign. The community bank has purchased over $20,000 worth of bikes to donate to local children and they have partnered with various non-profits in the area to host Build-a-Bike events throughout the year. Most recently, Monson Savings delivered 10 bikes and 10 helmets to YWCA of Western Massachusetts.
YWCA of Western Massachusetts Executive Director, Elizabeth Dineen, and her team, welcomed Monson Savings Bank members to the YWCA campus. She expressed gratitude for the Bank’s generosity and commented on the impact they are making in Western Massachusetts.
“We are so happy Monson Savings Bank reached out to invite us to be a part of this wonderful campaign,” said YWCA Executive Director, Elizabeth Dineen. “We are so thankful that Monson Savings is giving us bikes for our YWCA campus, allowing children using our services to enjoy some carefree time riding a bicycle. The continued support that the Bank provides to Springfield and the surrounding communities is truly amazing.”
Members of the Monson Savings team delivered the bikes that they helped to assemble with Ray Plouffe, owner of Family Bike Shop in East Longmeadow. Many members of the team expressed feelings of gratitude and a sense of fulfillment after building and delivering the bikes.
“All of us were very excited to come together for the YWCA Build-a-Bike event. Our team had a great time getting to know the YWCA team and confirming our knowledge about all of the incredible ways they help those in need,” said Dan Moriarty, President and CEO of Monson Savings Bank. “Plus, it was wonderful to deliver the bikes and hear how the YWCA plans to make a safe, designated area for children to enjoy the bikes as they receive support from the organization.”
Throughout the summer, Monson Savings Bank will also partner with I Found Light Against All Odds and the Springfield Housing Authority, South End Community Center, and Educare Springfield to host more 150 Build-a-Bike events, continuing to spread happiness to children and families throughout the area.
To learn more about Monson Savings Bank’s 150th Anniversary, the Bank’s historical timeline, and to view a full schedule of events visit www.monsonsavings.bank/anniversary.
To learn more about the YWCA of Western Massachusetts visit www.ywworks.org