N. GROSVENORDALE — Putnam Bank was a key contributor to TEEG’s 2015 Holiday Giving Program. As one of the 14 ‘gift tree’ sites, employees and customers took tags from the tree to donate gifts to local children. Each tag identified an individualized gift, so that children could receive an item they wanted for the holidays.
2015 was the first year Putnam Bank was a designated tag site. Hosting trees at both the Putnam and Pomfret branches, Putnam Bank quickly filled all of the 60 original tags. When all the donations were met before the deadline, 20 more tags were hosted. Overall, Putnam Bank donated approximately 80 individual gifts to TEEG’s Holiday Giving Program, ensuring that every child in need in the local community in need would receive a gift just for them.
Furthermore, Putnam Bank also donated pajamas to TEEG for children. In addition to receiving gifts, families also received hats, gloves, scarves, and a pair of pajamas. In total, 70 pairs of pajamas were donated to TEEG as a result of Putnam Bank’s yearly pajama drive, which donates pajamas to organizations all around northeastern Connecticut. Combined with donations from other organizations, including the staff, students, and faculty at Mary R. Fisher Elementary School in North Grosvenordale, TEEG was able to give every child a pair of pajamas as well as gifts and food.
Donna Grant, executive director of TEEG, said the organization is incredibly grateful to all the businesses, churches, schools, service clubs, families and individuals that donated to the Holiday Giving program. The support of the local community is the driving force behind TEEG’s ability to serve our neighbors in northeastern Connecticut.
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