NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank has donated more than $12,000 to local community groups and nonprofits, according to the bank.

The bank donated $5,000 to the Goodwin Community Health & Families First 10th annual Father’s Day 5K Race to be held June 16. 

Both Goodwin Community Health and Families First provide a safety net for the most vulnerable members of the community, helping them navigate the health care system at a time when they may not be at their physical, emotional or financial best.

Timothy Felter, executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of the bank, said in a press release, “The annual 5K is a fun run and walk that supports the important role that Goodwin and Families First play within the community. Our donation furthers their mission, which is to make services available, regardless of ability to pay, with many of their parenting classes, home visiting and family programs. We’re proud to do our part on behalf of their vital efforts.”

The bank also recently made a $2,250 donation to the Newburyport Farmers’ Market, which supports local farmers, fishermen, chefs and the creative community through hosting the weekly market and related events at The Tannery on Water Street. 

Lloyd L. Hamm Jr., the bank’s president and CEO, said supporting the farmers market makes sense because it’s “a program that nourishes the entire community. It provides an incentive for families to eat healthier and at the same time, supports our local food providers. It’s a cycle that can only mean good things for the community.”

 Other recent donations by Newburyport Bank include: $1,000 to the Whittier Home Museum in Amesbury and $1,000 to Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area in support of the Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center.  Girls Inc. of the Seacoast Area is an affiliate of the national organization, Girls Inc., whose mission is to inspire young girls to be strong, smart and bold.

The bank also donated $3,500 to Mass Audubon’s Merrimack River Eagle Festival, which takes place Feb. 9. The Eagle Festival is part of the work of the Mass Audubon Joppa Flats Education Center. 

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