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Bank to Award $75,000 to Local Non-Profits; 23 Watertown Groups among Winners

Watertown Savings Bank (WSB) will award $75,000 amongst 36 organizations chosen by WSB customers in this year's Customer Choice Awards! Twenty-three groups are from Watertown!

On Tuesday, March 5th, Watertown Savings Bank (WSB) will give away $75,000 to the 36 local community organizations chosen by their banking customers.  The list of winners is below.          

“The bank’s annual customer choice awards is in its 17th year, and is a program of which we are particularly proud,” said Ronald Dean, chief executive officer.  “The list of winners reflects the important work being done by non-profits and volunteer organizations throughout the communities we serve.  These funds will help support local schools, food pantries, and libraries just to name a few.”

Dollars to be awarded are based on the number of votes each organization received.  With a maximum amount of $3,500, any organization with at least one percent of the vote received funds. Voting took place over a six-week period between November and January. 

During the awards ceremony, each of the winning organizations will have the opportunity to speak about the work they do and how they will use the funds.  It is a unique event that celebrates the efforts of the hard-working people who do so much to add to the quality of life in the local communities.  For further information about WSB’s customer choice awards program, contact the coordinator at (617) 928-2336.

Organization                                                                             Amount

Armenian Relief Society, Watertown                                         $ 3,500

St. Patrick’s Food Pantry, Watertown                                       $ 3,500

Sacred Heart St. Vincent de Paul, Watertown                           $ 3,500

Saint Jude School, Waltham                                                         $ 3,500

Cat Connection, Waltham                                                             $ 3,500

Watertown Boys and Girls Club                                                $ 3,500

Saint Luke’s St. Vincent de Paul, Belmont                                      $ 3,407

St. James ACYOA, Watertown                                                  $ 3,375

James Russell Lowell School, Watertown                                 $ 3,119

Friends of Belmont SPORT                                                           $ 2,831

Sayat Nova, Watertown                                                           $ 2,575

Waltham Boys and Girls Club                                                       $ 2,575

St. Stephens Armenian Elementary School, Watertown           $ 2,479

Hosmer School, Watertown                                                     $ 2,415

Watertown Food Pantry                                                          $ 2,191

Friends of the Waltham Public Library                                           $ 1,998

Ciociaro Social Club, Newton                                                        $ 1,870

Saint Charles St. Vincent de Paul, Waltham                                   $ 1,870

Cornelia dei Gracchi, Watertown                                             $ 1,678

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Watertown                                 $ 1,550

Sons of Italy #1036, Watertown                                             $ 1,550

Watertown Family Network                                                                                   $ 1,486

Reagle Music Theatre, Waltham                                                    $ 1,422

Sacred Heart Food Pantry, Waltham                                              $ 1,390

Watertown Council on Aging/Senior Center                            $ 1,326

Watertown Free Public Library                                                 $ 1,294

St. Mary's After School Program, Waltham                                     $ 1,262

Historical Society of Watertown                                               $ 1,230

Northeast Elementary School PTO, Waltham                                  $ 1,230

Taxiarchae Greek Church, Watertown                                     $ 1,230

Fitzgerald Elementary School, Waltham                                         $ 1,198

Helen Robinson Wright Foundation, Watertown                      $ 1,166

Arsenal Center for the Arts, Watertown                                   $ 1,102

Cunniff School, Watertown                                                      $ 1,102

Salvation Army, Watertown                                                      $ 1,070

Watertown Boys Youth Lacrosse                                              $ 1,009

TOTAL $ 75,000

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wiley coyote February 16, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Watertown boys and girls club deserves it. And the Food pantry does also. Too bad the food pantry didn't recieve more though. But much appreciated WSB!
Paul Angiolillo February 18, 2013 at 07:38 PM
Nice to see some good news...Too little of it nowadays.

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