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C&J and Federal Savings Bank Help Make Caring and Sharing a Great Success
Portsmouth based C&J Bus Lines and Dover based Federal Savings Bank are two of the Seacoast areas strongest community-minded businesses, so it was no surprise when the two companies joined forces to help make this year’s Caring and Sharing food drive a great success.
As an incentive to increase awareness and donations, FSB and C&J generously agreed to donate fifty cents for each non-perishable food item dropped off at Caring and Sharing headquarters during the morning hours of Friday, November 2. Due to the kindness of local community members, 3,599 food items were collected, resulting in a cash donation from C&J and FSB of $1,800. Caring and Sharing coordinators purchased Hannaford gift cards with the cash donation.
Caring and Sharing is the Seacoast’s largest canned food drive, with donated items distributed to twenty-one non-profit organizations throughout the Seacoast. The campaign this year yielded $16,829 in gift card donations and 654 cases of food. “The Holiday season, in particular, can be difficult for area residents and families in need,” said C&J owner, James Jalbert. “On behalf of Federal Savings Bank and C&J, we sincerely hope this donation helps make the upcoming months less burdensome for our community members facing difficult times,” he added. Federal Savings Bank has served as a corporate sponsor of Caring and Sharing for six years and C&J provides a bus each year to collect the cases of donated food. “At FSB, we have taken a pledge of allegiance to support local businesses and non-profits that make the Seacoast a better place to live and work, noted FSB President and CEO, James J. O’Neill, Jr. “C&J shares our community commitment and I am proud that this affiliation will have a positive impact on so many local families.”
C&J is the second largest provider of intercity bus transportation in Northern New England serving seven destinations with over 30 daily departures from the New Hampshire Seacoast and Newburyport to Logan Airport, Boston South Station, and Port Authority in New York City.
Since 1890, Federal Savings Bank has operated as a true community bank, a “mutual” bank owned by its depositors. Previously named Business of the Year by the Dover and Portsmouth Chambers of Commerce, the Bank has offices in Portsmouth, Dover, Barrington, Durham and Rochester. For more information, call toll-free at 1-800-462-2265, visit www.fsbdover.com or www.facebook.com/federalsavingsbank.
Former major league baseball pitcher and current Psychology Coach for the Boston Red Sox, Bob Tewksbury, made an appearance at the Federal Savings Bank Apple Harvest Day booth. Federal Savings Bank is the proud underwriter of Apple Harvest Day, which is a fall festival produced by the Greater Dover Chamber of Commerce.
Federal Savings Bank employees volunteer every year to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Walk. Over the last few years, FSB employees have raised over $15,000 for the American Cancer Society.
For over 10 years, Federal Savings Bank has participated in the United Way's Day of Caring. A group of FSB employees volunteer to help work at a deserving non-profit organization for a day. Here, a group of FSB employees help do yard work at a youth camp in Strafford.
Each year, Federal Savings Bank employees volunteer to produce an internal campaign to raise funds for the United Way. The staff picks a theme, prepares a breakfast and holds several fundraising activities throughout the year.
Federal Savings Bank partners with Seacoast Media Group and The United Way to produce the annual Spirit of the Seacoast awards. Federal Savings Bank employees serve on the committee that selects deserving volunteers in the community to receive special recognition. FSB grants each recipient a $500 grant to donate to a non-profit organization. To date, FSB has donated over $12,000 to the Spirit of the Seacoast program. In this photo, FSB Vice President, Kelly Glennon, presents a volunteer award to John Miskus, a volunteer for the Dover Adult Learning Center