Savings Bank Of Walpole, Douglas Cuddle Toys, KNE-FM Help Raise $29,500 For Good Friends Campaign

Keene, NH – Douglas Cuddle Toys and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM along with Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) helped raise $29,500 during the Good Friends campaign which benefitted local nonprofit Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (MUCH). The Good Friend campaign is an annual tradition that takes place during the holidays.

The “ambassadors” of the 2021 Good Friends campaign were Valeria Princess Unicorn, Polar Bear Softie, Paya Panda, and Bolt Australian Cattle Dog (and a few surprise guests throughout) which were donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys. A total of 2,950 stuffed animals were sold for $10 each at all SBW branches with proceeds from each sale going to benefit MUCH, a nonprofit organization comprised of a coalition of organizations and individuals engaged in addressing childhood hunger in the Monadnock Region. “We’re grateful to Douglas Cuddle Toys and WKNE-FM for their continued commitment in creating and implementing the Good Friends campaign – all of which will help us in our efforts toward trying to alleviate the issue of childhood hunger in our community,” says  Ann Henderson, Chair of the MUCH Council and Community Member.

“And, having Savings Bank of Walpole branches serve as point-of-sale is invaluable in terms of making the campaign a success. We truly appreciate their involvement.”

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

“Raising money for the community is an important part of our mission at SBW,” says Danielle Ruffo, AVP Community Engagement for Savings Bank of Walpole. “The Good Friends fundraising initiative is an event that all of us at the Bank look forward to each year. We couldn’t do it without the generosity of our friends at Douglas Cuddle Toy and our supportive community.” 

With assets totaling $669 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.


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