Brian Lamontagne, Branch Manager of Franklin Savings Bank’s Gilford office, presents Suzanne L. Demers, Director of Elder Services, Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., and Jennifer Ho’sue, Program Manager, ServiceLink, with a $2,500 donation from the bank to support the Grandparents Program.

Franklin Savings Bank recently presented a $2,500 donation to the Grandparents Program.  Managed by ServiceLink, the program assists grandparents with providing basic needs for their grandchildren for whom they have become guardians. Currently, there are 33 children enrolled with a need for some new back to school clothing. The bank made a $2,500 donation to assist with the purchase of new sneakers and hooded sweatshirts.

“This is truly the type of donation that really brings tangible benefits to the community,” said Brian Lamontagne, Branch Manager of the bank’s Gilford office.  “I personally have seen a few circumstances where grandparents become the primary caregivers of their grandchildren, and over time it takes a toll on them.  It’s difficult on both ends, especially when children do not have the basic necessities, such as clothing.  I am extremely grateful to be able to present this donation on behalf of Franklin Savings Bank.”

ServiceLink is a program offered by Community Action Program (CAP) Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. located in Concord.  The program forms partnerships with the Division for Children, Youth and Families as well as key individuals at schools to identify children who may be in need of assistance for basic necessities available through the Grandparents Program.

Franklin Savings Bank also made a $2,500 donation to the Town of Boscawen to assist with the restoration and beautification of a rotary situated at the southern entrance to the Town. Phase II of the project will include the construction of fieldstone walls, placement of a welcome sign, top soil and mulch, an irrigation system, as well as planting of shrubbery and perennials.

“We are pleased to offer our support to the Town of Boscawen with restoring one of their entrance points,” commented Ron Magoon, President & CEO.  “This particular entrance serves as a major gateway to the Upper Merrimack Valley and Lakes Region area, and receives a lot of traffic from both residents and visitors due to its easy access to the interstate.  We wish them all the best with this project.”

Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering a full array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Gilford, Merrimack and Goffstown. Through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors, Franklin Savings Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services. A recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank is committed to serving the needs of businesses, families and the communities it serves, through a dedicated team of employees, a diverse line of financial products and services, and continued investment in emerging technology.

Franklin Savings Bank has donated over 11% of its net income to charity since 2009. Visit www.fsbnh.bank to learn more or follow the bank on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.