Banking and finance
Lowhill Township, Lehigh County-based New Tripoli Bank gave $25,000 to the East Penn School District Education Foundation and $10,000 to the Parkland School District Education Foundation. The funds will be used to enrich the educational experience of students in each school district, especially in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Tompkins Community Bank, which has Berks County branches, gave a total of $15,000 to Helping Harvest of Berks County, Share Foods Inc. of Philadelphia, Council of Churches of Schuylkill Haven and Olivet’s Boys & Girls Club of Reading during its annual “Banksgiving” holiday donation. The bank donated to food-focused nonprofits to fight food insecurity in its communities.
On Nov. 29, employees of One Financial Services, which has offices in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, and Bethlehem Township, Northampton County, directed a total of $5,080 to 21 different charities of their choice. Depending on how long each employee has been with the company, donations ranged from $100 to $750.
Middlesex Township, Cumberland County-based The Giant Company donated 250 hams to East Allen Township, Northampton County-based Second Harvest Food Bank for the holidays. On Dec. 6, Giant employees also volunteered at Second Harvest, packing hunger relief boxes and organizing and restocking shelves.
-Compiled by Amy DiNunzio