MVSB is proud to provide financial support to selected nonprofits as a result of this year’s 2021 Annual Mitten Tree Drive. The donation of mittens, hats, gloves and scarves allowed MVSB branches to distribute warm clothing items to local organizations that support families in need this winter. For each donation, the Bank contributed $2 to local nonprofits. This year’s matching contribution, totaling $3,000, was split evenly among Interlakes Community Caregivers, GOT LUNCH! Laconia and GOT LUNCH! Ashland and Holderness.
“This is a wonderful MVSB holiday tradition since 1979 and we are grateful for the donations we have received this year,” said Rick Wyman, President of MVSB. “It has been a difficult year for many in our community and we are appreciative of our 13 branch locations for stepping up to collect donations for families. We are also excited to offer this matching contribution to local nonprofits.”
Numerous groups and individuals participated in the distribution of donated items, including the Moultonborough Women’s Club and Moultonborough United Methodist Church, who donated and distributed more than 200 items this year. Lucienne Boisvert, 94-year-old mother of Mike Boisvert, former Internal Audit Liason for MVSB, also donated 134 hand-knit scarves, and over the past 11 years, she has donated 1,769 items to the Mitten Tree Drive.