Walden Savings Bank’s Annual “22 Days of Giving” Campaign Benefits Local Causes

Bank donates nearly $21,000 in Bank-matched employee donations to causes near and dear to employees’ hearts

MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (January 9, 2020) – In the midst of the holiday season, Walden Savings Bank is proud to kick off its third annual “22 Days of Giving” campaign to give back to the people and organizations who make a difference in the Hudson Valley. Throughout the duration of the campaign, the Bank will donate nearly $21,000 to local causes.

“The staff at Walden Savings Bank is extremely generous with its time and money all year long, but since the holidays can be especially challenging for those less fortunate, we established the 22 Days of Giving campaign,” said Derrik R. Wynkoop, President and CEO of Walden Savings Bank. “This campaign supports a diverse list of individuals in need and organizations that make a difference in the Hudson Valley.”

Throughout the year, Walden Savings Bank supports the community through sponsorships, donations and a robust Community Service Program, which provides employee volunteers to community organizations. Employees are empowered to choose causes with missions that resonate most with them.

Walden Savings Bank employees make a weekly contribution for the opportunity to dress casually each Friday. These donations, along with a match by the Bank, have been distributed to each of the Bank’s departments, who then identify a worthwhile cause to support. On each of the 22 days, the Bank spotlights one of its 22 departments or branches on social media, using the hashtag #WSBCares, to share why they selected the individual or organization of their choice.

In addition to local individuals and families in need, more than 40 organizations were included, addressing multiple causes including:

  • Animals
  • Hunger
  • Veterans
  • Cancer
  • Disabilities
  • Poverty
  • Domestic violence
  • Homelessness
  • Discrimination
  • Medical research
  • Palliative care, and
  • Education.

For more information regarding Walden Savings Bank’s “22 Days of Giving” Campaign, and to learn more about why each organization was selected, follow Walden Savings Bank on social media.

About Walden Savings Bank

Walden Savings Bank, established in 1872, is the 11th oldest federally chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Montgomery, New York. With a total of 11 full-service branches serving Orange and Ulster Counties and a Loan Production office in Dutchess County, the Bank’s progressive style of community banking provides products that cater to both the individual and the growing mid-size business. Walden Savings Bank is rated 5 Stars by Bauer Financial, the nation’s leading and most respected financial institution analyst. In addition, Walden Investment Services*, located at Walden Savings Bank, offers personalized advice for financial planning. To learn more about the Bank and its products and services, visit their website at www.waldensavings.bank


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