MONTGOMERY – In the midst of the holiday season, Walden Savings Bank is proud to kick off its first annual “22 Days of Giving” campaign to give back to the people and organizations who make a difference in the Hudson Valley. Throughout the duration of the campaign, the Bank will donate nearly $21,000 to local causes.
Throughout the year, Walden Savings Bank supports the community through sponsorships, donations and a robust Community Service Program, which provides employee volunteers to community organizations. The “22 Days of Giving” campaign, which was the brainchild of Walden Saving Bank employee Zachary Peterson, was established to complement year-round giving throughout the holiday season.
Walden Savings Bank employees make a monthly contribution for the opportunity to dress casually each Friday. These donations, along with a contribution by the Bank, have been distributed to each of the Bank’s departments, who then identified a worthwhile cause to support. On each of the 22 days, the Bank will spotlight one of its 22 departments or branches on social media, using the hashtag #WSBGives, to share why they selected the individual or organization of their choice.
“Coming together to lend a helping hand to our neighbors in need is what our Bank is all about,” said Derrik R. Wynkoop, President and CEO of Walden Savings Bank. “Our region is home to so many important causes, and we are proud to be able to give back even more this year to support the great work being done. I am excited to empower our employees to support causes that are meaningful to them.”
In addition to local individuals and families in need, organizations to benefit include:
Country Kids Food Pantry
Florida Community Food Pantry
Hudson Valley SPCA
Middletown Humane Society
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Orange County K-9 Association
Safe Homes of Orange County
The Humane Society of Walden
The Shane Edward Tanzosh ARVC Heart Foundation, Inc.
The Washbourne House
Times Herald-Record’s People for People Fund
For more information regarding Walden Savings Bank’s “22 Days of Giving” Campaign, and to learn more about why each organization was selected, visit www.waldensavings.bank/WSBGives