Showing posts with label Rockland Trust. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rockland Trust. Show all posts

Thursday, May 5, 2016

HMEA receives funding from The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation

In its continuing efforts to support local vibrant nonprofit organizations, the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation recently awarded HMEA (Horace Mann Educational Associates) $7,500 to support HMEA’s incredABLE Day 2016 fundraising event occurring on May 22nd at EMC2 , 50 Constitution Blvd in Franklin. 

All proceeds from this one day event go to support the programs and services offered by HMEA’s 750 staff to 4000 children and adults with autism and other developmental and intellectual disabilities. They include the programs offered in HMEA’s children’s services ABA division (applied behavior analysts) for therapists to help diagnose children on the autism spectrum with Early Intervention Assessment Kits. 

The kits include games, puzzles, toys, blocks, and other tools which are designed to assist in evaluating skills and identifying specific educational needs for children who have been newly diagnosed on the autism spectrum.

One assessment tool in the hands of a qualified ABA (Applied Behavior Analyst) Therapist can touch the lives of many children. They help ensure children are properly assessed so they receive early treatment, much to the satisfaction and comfort of the parents waiting desperately for answers to questions about their child’s situation.

HMEA celebrates receiving funding from Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation
HMEA celebrates receiving funding from Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation

The Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation focuses its charitable giving on four main areas, education, health and human services, youth programs, and community development. To date, the Foundation has distributed more than $4 million in grants to qualified non-profit organizations. For information about the Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation, please contact Jeanne Travers at 781-982-6637 or visit

Massachusetts-based HMEA is a private, not for profit agency that supports 4000 children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families in more than 110 Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities. HMEA affirms and promotes the values, dreams and potential of people with developmental disabilities through education, support and life experiences. HMEA is committed to working in partnership with people with developmental disabilities and their families to create individualized supports that best meet their unique needs. HMEA believes that each person with a disability has a desire for a rich and varied life, including a physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual dimension. For more information, visit

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rockland Trust donates $43K to Franklin Food Pantry

Yes, relationships matter! Thanks to Rockland Trust this provides the space the Franklin Food Pantry operates from to serve the Franklin community.
Franklin Food Pantry
Franklin Food Pantry

Rockland Trust this week announced its continued support of the Franklin Food Pantry with a $43,200 donation to renew the pantry’s rent-free lease for the fifth consecutive year. The food pantry provides between 2,600 and 3,200 pounds of food to area residents each week. In addition to providing the Franklin Food Pantry with rent-free space, Rockland Trust recently concluded a month-long food drive throughout its entire service area in Massachusetts, including its new Metro North communities and Greater Providence. As part of the food drive, which ran throughout April, the bank also donated more than $13,750 to local food banks.

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For more about the Franklin Food Pantry, visit their webpage

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Food Pantry does have handicap access

The Food Pantry does provide handicap access. While it may not look that way from the front

you can go around the side of the building to the back to use the ramp.

What happened to the front railing? The cement along the front entrance was deteriorating and was just replaced. A new wrought iron railing is being ordered and will be installed in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, a wooden railing has been put up. Thanks to Rockland Trust for their contribution that allows the Food Pantry to use this building.

Disclosure: As part of my volunteer effort to help Franklin, I lead the Board of Directors for the Franklin Food Pantry. A version of this was originally posted on the Food Pantry website

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rockland Trust generosity helps the Franklin Food Pantry

For the third year Rockland Trust has donated the use of its building located at 43 West Central Street in Franklin, Mass. to the Franklin Food Pantry. The two-story building, located adjacent to Rockland Trust’s Main Street branch serves as a valuable resource to the Franklin community and provides between 2,600 and 3,200 pounds of food to area citizens each week.

Accepting the $43,200 donation check, Linda Sottile, Pantry Manager of the Food Pantry stated, “This generous donation from Rockland Trust ensures that we can continue to serve the people of the Franklin area. Local residents need our help now more than ever. The space offers plenty of storage space for food and allows us to provide private meeting space for support services.”

“At Rockland Trust, we believe in strengthening the communities in which we work and live,” stated Laurel Katsaros, Vice President and manager of the Rockland Trust Main Street branch. “Rockland Trust is proud to support the Franklin Food Pantry and its efforts to help individuals and families in need.”

About Rockland Trust
Rockland Trust Company is a full-service community bank headquartered in Massachusetts, with approximately $5 billion in assets. Rockland Trust provides a wide range of consumer, business, investment, and insurance products and services. Rockland Trust’s network consists of 67 retail branches, nine commercial lending centers, three Investment Management Group offices, and four residential lending centers located throughout Eastern Massachusetts, and one commercial lending center and investment management office in Rhode Island. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®,” please visit

Photo: Ann-Marie Corriveau, Rockland Trust Universal Representative; Linda Sottile, Pantry Manager of the Franklin Food Pantry; and Laurel Katsaros, Vice President and manager of the Rockland Trust Main Street branch stand in front of the Franklin Food Pantry.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Rockland Trust opens first Providence office

FYI - Franklin, the Rockland Trust is expanding

Sent to you by Steve Sherlock via Google Reader:

via - Latest Stories by By PBN Staff on 10/5/11

Rockland Trust, a community savings bank with more than 70 locations in southeastern Massachusetts, opened its first commercial lending and wealth management office in Providence on Wednesday.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011


Is there anything to the talk about Rockland Trust renaming itself Snowland?

Probably not, spring is around the corner!

Franklin, MA

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"a "win-win" for the town and bank"

Milford Daily News
Posted May 20, 2009 @ 12:17 AM


The Franklin Food Pantry, which has been on the verge of homelessness for the past year, has a new home: an entire building owned by Rockland Trust, said Ralph Valente, marketing director for the bank.

On Monday, the pantry's executive director, Linda Pouliot White, and bank officials signed a two-year lease giving the pantry free use of a building at 43 West Central St., across from the new fire station and Rick's Ice Cream.

"They can move in whenever they are ready," Valente said, noting it is slated to open in early June.

Read the full article about the new location for the Franklin Food Pantry in the Milford Daily News here.