FRAMINGHAM – The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $2,500 to Jeff’s Place Children’s Bereavement Center in Framingham.
The grant will support an additional Kid’s Club session focused on children between the ages of 3 and 7 who have experienced a traumatic loss in their lives.
Last year, Jeff’s Place added a second Kid’s Club session in part thanks to support from the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, according to Executive Director David Sternburg.
“This demographic remains our fastest growing segment,” Sternburg said. “We need the third group session to serve families with younger children who are currently on our wait list.”
“These children are at a particularly delicate age for understanding and coping with traumatic loss,” said Steven M. Sousa, MutualOne Bank executive vice president and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee. “We are pleased to help Jeff’s Place and the Kid’s Club program provide hope and healing.”
The $2,500 grant supporting Jeff’s Place was among awards totaling $38,000 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 $4.5 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.
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Acknowledging MutualOne Bank’s Charitable Foundation grant to Jeff’s Place are (from left): Debra Miranda, MutualOne Bank senior service representative; Melissa Kennedy, clinical director at Jeff’s Place; and Mobolaji Omisore, MutualOne Bank assistant vice president and senior customer relationship officer.