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WaterStone Bank Hosts Back-to-School Drive Benefiting Sojourner Family Peace Center

WaterStone Bank announced it will be once again hosting a school supply drive this summer to benefit children served by Sojourner.

Returning as the Sojourner Back-to-School sponsor, WaterStone Bank will be collecting new folders, notebooks, and packs of pencils at all 14 branch locations from Monday, July 19 through Friday, July 30. The goal for the drive is to receive 200-300 of each item. Individuals interested in supporting the drive are encouraged to visit their local WaterStone Bank branch to drop off donations.

“The families we serve often struggle to meet basic needs,” said Sojourner President and CEO Carmen Pitre. “Providing school supplies for kids impacted by family violence meets two critical goals: setting up at-risk kids for academic success and easing the financial burden for survivors. We are grateful for WaterStone Bank’s commitment to strengthening families through education and community development initiatives.”

Each year, Sojourner hosts a Back-to-School Drive to make sure kids are prepared for school while they are experiencing tremendous transition. Sojourner partners with MPS social workers to ensure all Sojourner families have access to the supplies that will help make their student successful.

The WaterStone Bank Foundation was established in 2002 with the Waukesha County Community Foundation in order to ensure the bank’s ability to continually give back to the communities in which it serves. WaterStone Bank supports organizations that fall under its four core giving areas: community development, education, women & children, and veterans initiatives.

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By, Ally Bates