FRAMINGHAM – Mark Haranas, MutualOne Bank CEO and MutualOne Charitable Foundation chairman, announced a $10,000 grant to the Morse Institute Library in Natick for the purchase of an e-assist book bike.
According to Library Director Miki Wolfe, the new book bike – which will be packed with library materials, a computer, and a WiFi hot spot – will allow the library to participate in more community-wide events.
“We are pleased to support this innovative initiative to expand the Library’s outreach and communication,” said Haranas.
The $10,000 grant to the Morse Institute Library was among awards totaling $121,000 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 $5.4 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.