The Heart of Our Culture Is Rooted in Volunteerism

At Eastern, our colleagues selflessly give of their time, unique talents and skills to advance the causes they are passionate about. Our collective volunteer efforts create strong, sustainable impact in the communities where we live and work.

Pre-COVID, our colleagues donated more than 50,000 volunteer hours annually, among the most of any Massachusetts-based company. This spirit of generosity brings people together from different backgrounds through a shared interest, creating positive change and transforming lives.

Even during the pandemic, our colleagues are continuing to make a difference through their virtual involvement in a variety of organizations, from serving on nonprofit boards, to facilitating financial education workshops, to providing meals at a shelter, to sorting food and clothing, and reading to students. We are inspired by their dedication and encouraged by their impact. We look forward to a time when we can return to in-person volunteering.

 

Financial Education Programs

Eastern Bank supports financial literacy in the communities we serve. By teaching individuals how to save, budget, spend wisely and invest, we improve the financial health and well-being of families by giving them the skills to manage their money responsibly.

Community Rooms

Community Rooms are designated meeting areas within selected Eastern Bank branches for our customers to use. Community Rooms are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Here are a few examples of how our support shows up in the community:

Cradles to Crayons
Eastern Bank employee smiles while filling backpack with school supplies

Our colleagues loaded 150 backpacks with school basics, including personal handwritten notes and bookmarks, and a bilingual (English/Spanish) book, highlighting Latinx authors, characters, and stories. These materials were distributed to children in our communities living in low-income and homeless situations, so that they can thrive at home, school, and play. Celebrating multiculturalism and the diversity of our communities are two fundamental key elements of Eastern’s culture.

 

 

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