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March 6, 2020
OXFORD, MASSACHUSETTS — bankHometown recently donated $2,500 in support of Sutton High School’s second annual “Connections Conference,” a day-long social justice workshop aimed at tackling the real-world issues of racism, gender inclusion, and social justice in our communities.
More than 600 students and educators from over 40 schools across New England are expected to attend the March 20 conference to gain social justice-related ideas and practices they can implement in their own schools. A variety of small-group workshops help students become more culturally aware and competent as they graduate and enter the real world.
“We’re pleased to support Sutton High School as they work to address some of the most serious issues that face our society,” said Robert J. Morton, president and CEO of bankHometown. “It’s a shining example of how our schools are helping to make our communities a better place for all.”
In the Photo
Sutton High School student members of the Connections group join school principal Ted McCarthy (far left) and Connections group advisor Colleen Motyl-Szary (far right) in accepting the donation from bankHometown President and CEO Rob Morton (back row, right).
Founded in 1889, bankHometown is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts, and has $1.0 billion in assets and 15 branches located throughout central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, bankHometown and the Hometown Bank Community Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout Worcester and Windham Counties. In 2019, the bank and foundation donated more than $368,000 to nearly 270 organizations. Over the last four years, the program has donated more than $1.1 million. For more information, visit bankhometown.com.
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