[Danbury, Conn., January 16, 2013] – The Union Savings Bank Foundation has continued its support for local organizations that help meet health and human service needs by awarding $10,000 to Danbury Children First, Inc.
Danbury Children First works to improve the lives of children by involving, empowering and supporting parents through educational programs, workshops and multilingual resources, as well as advocacy for children.
The Foundation’s $10,000 grant will help fund the Parent Education Program, which provides workshops for parents on ways to support their children’s early learning and education. The goal of the program is to improve student success in elementary school, especially for those children whose achievement is falling behind.
“We are proud to support an organization that provides crucial services to parents and enriches the lives of children,” said Union Savings Bank President and CEO Fran Dattalo. “By focusing on both adults and children, this organization helps better our community today, while laying the foundation for a healthy future.”
Photo caption (from left to right): Union Savings Bank Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Marie O’Neill; Danbury Children First Executive Director Linda Kosko; and Union Savings Bank President and CEO Fran Dattalo.
About Danbury Children First, Inc.
Danbury Children First achieves its mission through education and information for parents and advocacy for children. The organization’s goal is that all children can succeed in school to their full potential. Danbury Children First was founded in 1995 out of the Community Partnership for Children and Youth, a citywide partnership in Danbury. This partnership was sparked by the superintendent of schools, who went to United Way asking for help, saying the schools could not meet all the needs of the students alone. A few years later, when funding became available from the William Caspar Graustein Memorial Fund to support to children ages birth to eight, the partnership decided to start its work by focusing on this age group, and Danbury Children First was funded, with parents as partners in leadership roles.
For more information, please visit danburychildrenfirst.org.
About Union Savings Bank
Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Union Savings Bank is a $2.5 billion mutual bank dedicated to being the bank of choice in western Connecticut. As a full-service financial institution, Union Savings Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment, trust and insurance products throughout western Connecticut with 29 offices in Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canton, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Marble Dale, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Sharon, Southbury, Torrington and Washington Depot. The bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government entities through its commercial, residential and consumer lending, corporate services, retail banking and wealth management divisions.