On June 6, Union Savings Bank employees participated in the United Way of Western Connecticut’s 2012 Day of Action, an annual day of volunteerism to revitalize communities around the area. This year, which marked the bank’s eighteenth year of participation, Union Savings Bank also continued its tradition of being a platinum event sponsor.
Thirty-nine Union Savings Bank employees volunteered at four locations across western Connecticut: Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford, a nonprofit cultural center; Kent Children’s Center in Kent, a developmental child care center; and Green Chimneys, a nonprofit animal therapy agency in Danbury. Volunteers spent the day painting, staining, gardening and working on general maintenance of the various facilities. In addition to their time, volunteers donated food items for area food banks.
Established in 1994, the Day of Action – formerly called the Day of Caring – seeks to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service agencies and bring together companies and individuals who want to work together to do good. In 2011, more than 1,000 volunteers donated their time at more than 60 local nonprofit organizations in the northern Fairfield, southern Litchfield and Stamford areas.