We have a long, proud history of giving back to the communities where we live and work.
Savings Bank of Danbury places great importance on investing in the communities which we work and live. Though sponsorships and volunteering the Bank makes a positive impact by providing much-needed resources and support. As an organization, Savings Bank of Danbury logged over 5,300 volunteer hours in 2022.
We continue to support several local organizations. Employees participated in the annual United Way of Western Connecticut and Greater Waterbury Day of Action and a team of employees participated in the UWWC King of the Hill 5K. We participated in a project for HomeFront at a local home of a senior citizen in Danbury.
SBD is committed to supporting local food banks and helping to alleviate food insecurity in our community. In 2022 we continued to support the Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries and the Daily Bread Food Pantry. SBD employees volunteered close to 50 hours helping with food distributions. Our employees also supported the UW of Greater Waterbury Stock the Pantry Food Drive collecting over 110 lbs. of food in 2022.
Mentoring plays an important role at SBD. Employees volunteered over 125 hours mentoring youths in several schools throughout the region. A few of those programs include Danbury School and Business Collaborative (DSABC), Norwalk Mentoring Program, Human Services Council and Reading Buddies, a program of Jericho Partnership and Junior Achievement.
Earlier this year, the Bank fulfilled a 5-year pledge designated for the restoration of the historic Charles Ives Home located at the Danbury Museum and Historical Society. The Bank was a major sponsor and participated in the first Juneteenth event held by the Danbury Juneteenth Coalition to celebrate June 19th becoming a National and State holiday. The Bank worked with the City of Danbury to help fund the 45-foot mural celebrating the life and legacy of civil rights pioneer Marian Anderson.