October 30, 2012- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the eighth consecutive year the Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations. This year, they are Seacoast Family Promise, which serves homeless families and the Seacoast Family Food Pantry.
Kathleen Donovan, Vice President and Trust Officer at the Bank, chairs the holiday giving campaign. Donovan said, “We are so proud of our Spirit of Giving campaign. It grows stronger each year and there have been so many touching stories as a result. We had a successful Halloween party to kick off the campaign; hopefully we’ll continue to gather a nice amount of donations for these non-profits.”
Drop boxes for the organizations are available inside the Bank lobby on Pleasant Street in Portsmouth. You can help make this year a happier holiday for countless Seacoast families by bringing your donations in to Piscataqua Savings Bank.
Top Three Items on Seacoast Family Promise’s Wish List:
- Outerwear, boots & shoes
- Diapers & wipes
- New socks, underwear & pj’s
Top Three Items on Seacoast Family Food Pantry’s Wish List:
- Non-perishable protein: canned tuna or chicken, beef stew, peanut butter, etc.
- Personal care items: toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, razors, deodorant, etc.
- Canned fruits
Additionally, both organizations are in need of cash or gift card donations, which can be turned in at any of the teller windows for collection.
Drop boxes are filled and delivered to the appropriate agency as needed. Your donations are welcomed anytime during the Bank’s Main Lobby hours which are Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
Piscataqua Savings Bank is dedicated to serving local individuals and families and has been a cornerstone of the Portsmouth community since 1877. More information is available at www.piscataqua.com.
Kathy Donovan, Vice President/Trust Officer