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  • Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation Donates More Than $412,000 to 15 Organizations Throughout RI and CT

    Grants to help address healthcare, education, homelessness and food insecurity
     
    Harold M. Horvat, Centreville Bank president, CEO and chairman, today announced that the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $412,400 in funding to 15 organizations throughout Rhode Island and Connecticut. The grants are part of the Foundation’s quarterly donation cycle. These third quarter cycle grants focus on the Foundation’s three priorities: education success, economic security and capacity building.

    Among the grant recipients, Crossroads Rhode Island (Providence, R.I.) was awarded $100,000 to support its “Roads to Home” initiative and philanthropic campaign to significantly reduce homelessness in Rhode Island by creating 300 permanent supporting housing apartments in Providence. 

    “At Crossroads, we believe everyone needs a place to call home,” said Karen Santilli, CEO, Crossroads Rhode Island. “That is why we are so grateful to partner with Rhode Island leaders and businesses, such as Centreville Bank and the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation. Together we can continue to serve and support some of our most vulnerable populations.”

    The Day Kimball Healthcare Foundation (Putnam, Conn.) was awarded $50,000 to support the expansion of Day Kimball Healthcare’s child-adolescent behavioral health services.

    “DKH is so proud to be the recipient of this wonderful and truly generous donation from the Centreville Charitable Foundation in support of expanding our behavioral health services for children, teens and their families in our community,” said Kyle Kramer, chief executive officer, Day Kimball Healthcare. “The need to support mental health services is greater than ever, and this donation will enable DKH to continue to provide critical behavioral health services for our area’s youth. Undoubtedly, these funds will make a significant difference in the lives of countless families across Northeast Connecticut, and we’re so grateful to have support from community partners like Centreville Bank.”

    Additionally, Kent Hospital (Warwick, R.I.) was awarded $100,000 to be used towards the creation of its ACE (Acute Care for Elders) Community Room. The new space will serve as a critically needed hub for patient socialization, family-care team meetings, and group physical therapy. It will ensure patients, their families and doctors have a comfortable environment to ask questions and collaborate on their transition home.

    “I am grateful for the long-standing partnership Kent has with Centreville Bank,” said Paari Gopalakrishnan, MD, MBA, Kent Hospital President and COO. “This generous grant will allow us to build our Community Room within the Acute Care for Elders Unit – a unique space in Kent Hospital dedicated to Age-Friendly healthcare. On behalf of our providers and the many families who trust their older members to our care, thank you for this support.”

    Additional organizations receiving the Foundation’s third quarter grants include: 

    • Amenity Aid (Warwick, R.I.) ─ A $2,500 donation has been awarded to Amenity Aid for its “Hygiene Product Acquisition and Distribution Program.” The funds will provide toiletry necessities to people most in need through a network of direct service agencies such as shelters, community centers, and food pantries, to augment the services they already provide.
    • Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket (Pawtucket, R.I.) – $10,000 grant will support their “Out of School Time Program.”
    • Community Preparatory School (Providence, R.I.) – $18,400 grant will be used to cover three years of tuition and sponsorship for a student. 
    • Coventry Housing Associates Corporation (Coventry, R.I.) ─ $5,000 grant will support the “Season of Giving Program” which benefits participants in the organization’s affordable housing programs.
    • Eastern Connecticut Workforce Investment Board, Inc. (North Franklin, Conn.) ─ $5,000 grant will be used for the Connecticut Youth Employment Program.
    • Foster Forward (East Providence, R.I.) – $55,000 grant will be used to support the ASPIRE Program, which combines financial education, financial planning support, and the actual “seeding” of a personal savings account to help youth achieve financial success.
    • Foster Grandparents of RI (West Warwick, R.I.) ─ $2,000 grant will be used to help pay for transportation costs for the West Warwick Senior Center volunteers.
    • Jewish Collaborative Services of RI (Providence, R.I.) ─ $5,000 grant will help provide financial assistance to participants and fund various food and nutrition programs.
    • Jonnycake Center of Westerly (Westerly, R.I.) ─ $2,500 grant will go toward client support including food and financial assistance.
    • Meals on Wheels Rhode Island (Providence, R.I.) ─ $50,000 grant has been awarded to Meals on Wheels RI to continue support for the Emergency Meals Program.
    • Rhode Island Community Food Bank ─ $5,000 grant will be used for hunger relief and purchasing of needed supplies.
    • WARM Center Inc. (Westerly, R.I.) ─ $2,000 donation will be used to support the Community Critical Needs Program, which assists homeless clients.
    “The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation is proud to award its Q3 2022 grants,” said Paola Fernandez, Centreville Bank’s senior vice president, community development officer. “These organizations are doing important and impactful work within our local communities.”

    For more information, or to apply for a grant, visit: www.centrevillebank.com/Community/Local-Support/Community-Commitment.
     
    About The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation
    The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a nonprofit, charitable organization in 2006 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of Centreville Bank. The Foundation strives to support local community-based organizations tackling the most significant challenges and helping to meet the needs of underserved populations throughout Connecticut and Rhode Island. Grants are considered on a quarterly basis focusing on the following priority areas: education success, economic security and capacity building. For more information, please visit www.centrevillebank.com/Community.
     
    About Centreville Bank
    Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank is a full-service mutual bank operating through nine Rhode Island branch locations in Coventry, Cranston (two locations), East Greenwich, Narragansett, North Kingstown, West Greenwich, Warwick, West Warwick, and a loan production office in Providence. In addition, Centreville Bank serves the Eastern Connecticut market with eight offices located in Danielson, Gales Ferry (Ledyard), Griswold, Norwich, Plainfield, Pomfret, and Putnam (two locations). Centreville currently has total assets of $2 billion. For more information, please visit www.centrevillebank.com.

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