News Release: 5/24/2023:Join Rockland Trust for a fun-filled summer of financial education and literacy initiatives
Hanover, MA – May 22, 2023 – Join Rockland Trust for a summer of captivating financial literacy programs. The Bank is excited to launch two initiatives to help local families talk about money.
The Bank’s lemonade stand initiative offers a fun way for children to learn about the importance of giving back. By providing lemonade stand kits, the Bank enables families throughout the community to raise money for Tommy’s Place, a local nonprofit providing vacation home experiences for children in New England battling cancer. Additionally, on June 1, 2023, Rockland Trust will be kicking off its 15th annual Reading Makes Cent$ program. Reading Makes Cent$ allows students to earn money by tracking their summer reading in a journal.
“As a community-oriented bank, we care deeply about helping the individuals and families we serve develop a healthy relationship with money at every age,” said Margaret McCarthy, Chief Retail Banking Officer at Rockland Trust. “The lemonade stand and Reading Makes Cent$ initiatives help parents and guardians talk to their kids about two important financial topics: saving and sharing. We’re proud to play a small role in initiating those meaningful conversations that will inspire the next generation to feel more confident and comfortable managing their money.”
Lemonade Stand (5/22/23 – 9/30/23): Children who would like to participate in hosting a lemonade stand can simply go to their local branch to pick up a kit that will have everything they need to run the stand. All funds raised during this initiative will be donated to Tommy’s Place. To learn more, please visit RocklandTrust.com/Lemonade.
Reading Makes Cent$ (6/1/23 – 8/31/23): Children entering grades 1-8 in the fall of 2023 are eligible to take part in the program. Participants, and a parent or guardian, can download a Reading Makes Cent$ Journal from RocklandTrust.com/Read or pick up a journal at one of our branches. Students will receive a $2.50 deposit into a Rockland Trust Savings Makes Cent$ account for every book they read, up to 10 books or $25. Children will have until September 15, 2023, to open their account and to be credited.