FRAMINGHAM -A $5,000 grant from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation will help volunteers at The First Baptist Church in Framingham provide “Happy Birthday, Baby” baskets for 80 to 100 families welcoming newborns to the local community.
According to Program Coordinator Lorna J. Mailhoit, the baby baskets are distributed to needy mothers through the Framingham Coalition, local high schools, the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham, Healthy Families, Friendly House, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, MetroWest Medical Center, SMOC, WIC, local food pantries and various church members.
The baskets include infant clothing items, baby blankets, and assorted childcare supplies, as well as community resource information for new parents.
“We are pleased to support this volunteer outreach project,” said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee. “It is a perfect example of what it means to be a good neighbor.”
The $5,000 grant to The First Baptist Church “Happy Birthday, Baby” project 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. The Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Share Insurance Fund (SIF). All deposits are insured in full.