Photo Caption (L-R): Leesa Michael, Gabrielle Porciello, Jack Hamilton, Susan Allen, Catriona Scott, Andrew Jenrich

Charles River Bank donated $825 to the Friends of the Mendon Taft Public Library.

CRB President & CEO Jack Hamilton presented the check to Library Director Andrew Jenrich and Gabrielle Porchello, Chair of Friends of Taft Library, as well as other members of the “Friends” Board of Directors. The donation was a result of one of Charles River Bank’s 100th Anniversary Celebration programs, where the bank hung 100 wind chimes throughout the towns where its branches are located – Medway, Bellingham, and Mendon.

The wind chimes were a free 100th Anniversary commemorative gift for each person who found one. The “Finders” were asked to post a picture and list the location of where their 100th Anniversary wind chime was found and submit the information via CRB’s Facebook page or by e-mail. A donation of $25 per wind chime was made to each town’s library. In Mendon, 33 wind chimes were placed both inside local businesses and outside in public areas.

Charles River Bank is pleased to support the valuable programs offered through the Taft Public Library in this special Centennial Celebration community program. Charles River Bank has also supported the library’s transition to their new location at 29 North Avenue, Mendon, MA with a $2,500 donation in 2015. Until the construction of the new facility is complete The Mendon Public Taft Library is located at 18 Main Street Mendon, MA.

For 100 years, Charles River Bank has focused on serving local individuals, families and businesses. The Bank supports organizations that deliver valuable programs to the local community, especially those that benefit young people, and chose to reach out to a local organization that had similar priorities. The library was a natural choice because of the wide ranging programs they deliver to community, from children to adults.