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FRAMINGHAM – Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Bank Charitable Foundation trustee announced a $2,500 grant to The First Baptist Church in Framingham.

The funds will be used to help volunteers provide “Happy Birthday, Baby” care packages for low-income mothers and pregnant teens.

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According to Program Coordinator Lorna J. Mailhoit, the baskets are filled with essential items for new babies including a handmade baby blanket, bottles, clothing, diapers, and a stuffed animal.

“We are pleased to offer our support for this valuable outreach program,” said Haranas. “It shows how much can be accomplished by volunteers in our local community.”

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The $2,500 grant to The First Baptist Church in Framingham was among awards totaling $77,000 in the MutualOne Charitable 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 $4.7 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.

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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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