FRAMINGHAM – Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today, March 29, the Foundation has awarded $10,000 to ACCEPT Education Collaborative, a nonprofit educational organization that serves students with disabilities from a number of MetroWest school districts including Natick and Framingham.
The grant will provide for a universally accessible poured rubber surface to create an outdoor play environment at the new ACCEPT Learning Center to be located at 4 Tech Circle in Natick. The play space will provide safe access for wheelchairs and children with physical challenges.
“We support the ACCEPT goal of allowing students to maximize opportunities and minimize disabilities at the new Learning Center,” said Sousa, in a statement. “The new outdoor play space will be accessible to children of all abilities, and the Foundation is pleased to help make that happen.”
The $10,000 grant to ACCEPT Education Collaborative was among awards totaling $61,000 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $3.7 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
MutualOne Bank, which operates under an 1889 state charter, has full-service offices at 828 Concord Street and One Lincoln Street in Framingham and at 49 Main Street in Natick, a Commercial Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and a Residential Loan Center at 49 Main Street in Natick.
Celebrating MutualOne Charitable Foundation’s $10,000 grant to ACCEPT Education Collaborative are Executive Director Marcia Berkowitz and Mobolaji Omisore, manager of MutualOne Bank’s Natick office.