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FRAMINGHAM – Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, announced today, March 17, the foundation has awarded $5,000 to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired to support their assistive technology training services for older adults, offered in partnership with the Natick Community-Senior Center.

“The Natick training center and current remote services help individuals with vision loss learn to use technology that impacts their everyday lives, tools that have been especially vital during the pandemic,” said Haranas. “It is very gratifying to be able to support such a worthwhile effort in our local community.”

The $5,000 grant to the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired was among awards totaling $99,900 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.

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Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $5 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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