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Keene, NHDouglas Cuddle Toys and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM along with Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) helped raise over $37,000 during the 2023 Good Friends campaign which benefitted local nonprofit Feeding Tiny Tummies. The Good Friends campaign is an annual tradition that takes place during the holiday season.

The “ambassadors” of the 2023 Good Friends campaign were Joli the Husky, Brach the Brachiosaurus, Riona the Rainbow Unicorn and Silky the White Tiger Cub which were donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys. Over 3,500 stuffed animals were sold for $10 each at all SBW branches with proceeds from each sale going to benefit Feeding Tiny Tummies, a nonprofit organization that provides food for children at schools, Head Start programs, preschools and day care facilities across Cheshire and Sullivan County. In addition to providing nourishment for tummies, the organization also feeds the minds of children by always including an academic item—from activity pages and crayons to a book.

“We’re grateful to Douglas Cuddle Toys and WKNE-FM for their continued commitment in creating and implementing the Good Friends campaign which will help us in our efforts toward feeding the tummies and the minds of the next generation and ensure the needs of children with food insecurities in our community are met,” says Jennifer Dassau, Director of Feeding Tiny Tummies.   

The Good Friends Campaign is the largest fundraising effort in the Keene area that’s facilitated by outside organizations.

“Supporting our community is an important part of our mission at SBW,” says Danielle Ruffo, Vice President, Community Engagement and Marketing for Savings Bank of Walpole. “The Good Friends campaign is an event we are grateful for and look forward to each year. We couldn’t do it without the extreme generosity of our friends at Douglas Cuddle Toy and, of course, our caring community.” 

With assets totaling $750 million, Savings Bank of Walpole offers a wide range of financial products, including services to individuals, businesses and organizations. The Bank is affiliated with NH Mutual Bancorp, further enhancing the quality products and services it provides to customers.

The Bank is a partner of the NHTrust1 brand to better serve customers by providing localized trust and wealth management products and services. Savings Bank of Walpole is an equal housing lender, and member of the FDIC. For more information visit or call (603) 352-1822.

1Products and services made available through NHTrust are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States and are not deposits or obligations or guaranteed by the Bank and may lose value.