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The Village Bank awards $3,000 to the Silent Spring Institute of Newton

The Village Bank recently awarded a donation totaling $3,000 to the Silent Spring Institute, a Newton-based non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and breaking the links between environmental chemicals and women’s health, especially breast cancer.

The Bank’s $3,000 gift will help the organization produce printed materials that will launch a local public awareness campaign.

Founded in 1993, Silent Spring’s groundbreaking studies produce new knowledge about health risks associated with toxic chemicals where we live and work – an area of study that has largely been ignored in breast cancer research.

“This gift will help provide information that is vital to individuals and families in our neighborhoods,” said Joseph De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank. “The need today is greater than ever, and we are pleased to be able to help.” 

In the 12 years following the merger of Auburndale Co-operative Bank and Newton South Co-operative Bank, The Village Bank has provided nearly $2,500,000 to support community initiatives, with 93% of staff serving as volunteers at community events in 2014.

Check Presentation – Joseph A. De Vito, president and CEO of The Village Bank presents a ceremonial check representing the Bank’s recent $3,000 award to the Silent Spring Institute of Newton to the Institute’s Patti Stoll (left), member of the Board of Directors and Gabriela Silva, PhD (right), Director of External Relations.