People’s United Community Foundation announces latest in awards designation

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Wed, 07/27/2016 - 10:38am -- tricia

The People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced that it has once again awarded $5,000 to Camp Ta-Kum-Ta in South Hero. This brings the total to over $22,000 in 5 years. For more than two decades, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta has provided a safe, loving place where children who have cancer, or who are in remission, can play, swim, share and heal. The camp is offered year-round at no cost to families with children between the ages of seven and 17 who live in Vermont and Northern New York or receive treatment in those areas.

Also, as part of its ongoing efforts to support veterans in the communities served by People’s United Bank, the People’s United Community Foundation has announced that it has awarded $5,000 to Easter Seals Vermont. This funding will support Easter Seals Vermont’s Military and Veterans Services program, which offers personalized care coordination and assistance to service members and veterans of all eras.

Also, The People’s United Community Foundation announced that it has awarded $5,000 to ReSOURCE. ReSOURCE training programs combine classroom instruction and on-the-job training. ReSOURCE hosts three Workforce Development programs: Apprentice-style, YouthBuild, and Career Path. Apprentice-style training serves individuals who are ready to work, but need marketable job skills and credentials for their desired careers. Students learn Office Administration, Major Appliance Repair, Manufacturing Technology, or Retail Management & Customer Service. Career Path, offers manufacturing training to youth who are still in school, or have recently graduated from high school. YouthBuild is a high school completion program that trains youth in construction-trade skills while working to earn their high school diplomas. Students from all programs receive Personal & Professional Development classes, and industry recognized certifications.

Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of more than 400 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include affordable housing, community development, and youth development.

Photo: People's awarding ReSOURCE