Commerce in the Community
With 16 branches across Massachusetts, Commerce Bank has 16 convenient ways to collect toys, food, books, clothes and cash donations to support the work of community agencies that our customers value. As a local bank, we believe in making an impact in our community. More than 75 nonprofit organizations and cultural events benefit from our employees’ volunteer service as well as our financial support.
Recent Press Releases
Commerce Customers Supply Toys for Tots
Commerce Bank has been a supporter of the annual Toys for Tots program for many years. In 2013 we collected hundreds of new toys for local children in need, plus more than $1,000 in donations.
Good Banking for Food Bank
Our food drive for the Worcester County Food Bank brought 1000 pounds of non-perishable items to fill empty cupboards. Last year, the Food Bank helped more than 83,000 people of all ages from 60 communities with food assistance.
Gently Used Clothes Work Double Duty
The Salvation Army needed to restock its thrift store to bring in needed funds for its adult rehabilitation center. A clothing drive in the branches last summer collected a truckload of gently used clothing.
United for the Community
The United Way offers a practical way for businesses and individuals to support many social service agencies with their gift. Commerce Bank is proud to be a leading supporter of the United Way, earning the Stoddard Award in 2009 for our employees’ generous contributions and an employee campaign award in 2013. Employees raised over $82,000 during the 2013 Campaign.
Fire trucks and a police dog brought the kids out in droves for Kids’ Safety Days at the Commerce Bank Webster and Leominster offices last October. In Webster, the Bank coordinated events with the Webster Police Department, Dudley Fire Department and the Masons of Dudley. For the Leominster event, the offices of Mayor Dean Mazzarella, Leominster Police, Fitchburg Mayor Lisa Wong, and Fitchburg fire department collaborated with the Bank, together with the Masons and their MYCHIP child identification program.
Worcester Boys & Girls Club
The mission of the Worcester Boys & Girls Club is to help youth, especially those who need them the most, and to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and community leaders. Their caring professional staff forge relationships with their youth members and influence their ability to succeed in life. Commerce Bank proudly supports these efforts and made a corporate donation of $25,000 during 2013.