Washington Savings Bank is giving back to the community during their #MonthofGiving campaign. November is a time to give thanks and give back.

Many wonderful organizations help families in our community throughout the year, especially during the holiday season. Washington Savings Bank supported these organizations by donating $15,000 to local food pantries including Catholic Charities of Effingham, Mattoon Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and more. The bank also donated $11,000 to community organizations including Effingham Child Development Center, Community Support Systems, Mattoon YMCA, and Camp New Hope.

Washington Savings Bank also prides itself on helping put people in homes. In Effingham County a $1,000 donation was made to C.E.F.S to assist economically and socially disadvantaged people in their quest for greater self-sufficiency. This donation will help the agency assist people who do not qualify for other grant funding with rent or mortgage payments. C.E.F.S. will also use funds to purchase materials for their financial capability workshops.

In Coles County, the Embarrass River Basin Agency also received a donation of $1,000 to provide similar services to assist economically disadvantaged citizens with rent and home ownership. The bank also made a $2,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity of Coles County.

Washington Savings Bank’s president, David Doedtman said, “Our employees are passionate about our community and our Month of Giving is a way to bring some happiness to end the year.”