Tewksbury, MA – Lowell Five Bank employees have chosen to support the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, by selecting it to receive the Q4 2019 Lowell Five Employee Charitable Giving Award. Each year, Lowell Five’s Employees choose four charitable organizations from a list of employee-elected nominees to be the recipients of a Quarterly Charitable Giving Award. The award constitutes the proceeds from voluntary employee donations matched by the Bank.
“Lowell Five employees selected the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell as a 2019 award recipient because of the positive impact the organization has on the lives of the children it serves,” explains ECGC member, and Lowell Five’s Assistant Credit Administration Officer, Sandra Gonzalez. “This organization is investing in the future of its members and our community.”
For well over a century, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell (the Club) has been providing members with a safe place to learn and grow. With the help of generous donors and volunteers, the Club offers members ages 8 to 18, with supervised after school support and activities. Members interact daily with adult role models and benefit from opportunities to develop educational, social, and recreational skills. Academic success is encouraged with the ultimate goal of high school graduation with a plan for employment, post-secondary education, or military service. Children are encouraged to be engaged citizens within the community. Members also learn healthy lifestyle choices, good eating habits, and the importance of fitness. No child is turned away due to inability to pay.
On Wednesday, January 22, 2020, Lowell Five Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, David E. Wallace, and a group of representatives from the Employee Charitable Giving Committee (ECGC) presented Joe Hungler, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell and Angel Brunelle, Director of Development with a check for $7,700. The award represents the total employee elected charitable payroll contribution for the fourth quarter of 2019 and a match by Lowell Five Bank.
In addition to the employee contributions from Lowell Five and its employees, this past November, members of the ECGC also took advantage of the opportunity to help serve dinners to the children who attend the Boys & Girls Club. The Club relies on volunteers to serve a nutritious and delicious meal each day to their over 250 members.
Christopher Johnson, Assistant Manager of the Bank’s North Chelmsford Branch and ECGC member, was one of the employees who volunteered. “If it weren’t for the tireless efforts of the Club, many of these children would not get a nutritious dinner.” Johnson was also impressed with the scope of services provided to members. Lowell Five volunteers toured the facility where they visited the Learning Center, Technology Center, including a Robotics Lab and Recording Studio, Teen Center, Arts Studio, Double Gymnasium, Teen Fitness Center, Active Zone, Games Room, Kitchen, Photo Lab, Greenhouse, and several meeting spaces.
If you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell, please call 978.458.4526, email getinvolved@lbgc, or visit their website https://lbgc.org/
Appearing in photo (L to R): Sandra Gonzalez – Assistant Credit Administration Officer, Alison Kalman – EVP/Corporate Affairs/IIM, Debbie Trull – Human Resources Representative, David Wallace, President and CEO of Lowell Five, Joe Hungler – Executive Director/Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Angel Brunelle – Director of Development/Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell, Cheryl Popp- VP/Business Development Officer, and Christopher Johnson – Assistant Branch Manager/North Chelmsford
January 30, 2020