Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation Grants $8,500 to Support Health Services Organizations

JEWETT CITY, CONNECTICUT, January 5, 2021… The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation announced recently that it has awarded a total of $8,500 to support five health services organizations.

“As 2020 has taught us, the importance of health can never be underestimated. The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation is proud to support the programs and organizations that work to promote health for all members of our communities,” said Kevin Merchant, President and CEO of Jewett City Savings Bank.

Included in the grants was a $5,000 donation to United Community & Family Services to assist with the capital campaign for the Griswold Health Center.

Additionally, three organizations were awarded grants of $1,000. Among them was the Connecticut Cancer Foundation of Old Saybrook, which will use funds to support the “Nourish Hope & Knockout Hunger” initiative, a food assistance program that supplements the Cancer Patient Assistance Program. With the grant, the Cancer Patient Assistance Program will provide $100 grocery store gift cards to cancer patients in New London and Windham Counties.

Day Kimball Hospital of Putnam received a $1,000 award in response to their annual appeal. United Services of Dayville received a grant to fund staff time in the Youth Service Bureau for case management to identify and address the barriers children and families face in returning to school due to COVID-19.

Receiving a $500 grant was Griswold PRIDE, which will use funds to purchase locked medication storage bags and medication safe disposal bags to prevent medication abuse and misuse for residents of Griswold.

The Jewett City Savings Bank Foundation awarded 54 grants totaling $68,000 in 2020. Established in 2003 by Jewett City Savings Bank to reinforce, encourage and support the Bank’s ongoing commitment to the well-being of the communities it serves, the Foundation has provided nearly $1 million in support to local organizations.

Jewett City Savings Bank is a mutual savings bank operating full-service offices in Jewett City, Brooklyn, Dayville, Pawcatuck, Plainfield, Preston, and Putnam with online banking services at

Established in 1873, the Bank was voted Best Bank in Eastern Connecticut by readers of The Bulletin in 2020 and the Best Community Bank in Connecticut by readers of The Commercial Record for the last seven years

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