FRAMINGHAM – The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $2,500 to support Framingham’s annual National Night Out scheduled for August 7 at Cushing Memorial Park.
The event is a collaborative effort between Framingham Police, Framingham Housing, and Pelham Apartments. It includes food, a DJ, games for children, pony rides, and various demonstrations and other family-focused activities.
Now in its 35th year, National Night Out promotes public safety, drug awareness, and neighborhood community cohesiveness.
“We’re proud to join with other community leaders to help underwrite this annual event,” said Robert P. Lamprey, chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation. “National Night Out has always been a popular event that plays a significant role in building a stronger community for all.”
The $2,500 grant supporting Framingham’s National Night Out was among awards totaling $78,000 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 $4 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 $2,500 grant to support National Night Out are (from left) Janice Rogers, commissioner of the Framingham Housing Authority; Mark Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank; Paul Landers, executive director and Janet Leombruno, commissioner of the Framingham Housing Authority; and Yves Munyankindi, retail support & charitable foundation administrator at MutualOne Bank.