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Savings Bank of Walpole, Douglas Cuddle Toys, Kne-Fm Help Raise $24,397 for Good Friends Campaign

Keene, NH – Douglas Cuddle Toys and the Monadnock Radio Group/KNE-FM along with Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) helped raise $24,397 during the Good Friends campaign which benefited local nonprofit Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (MUCH). The annual campaign is held each year and takes place during the holidays.

The “ambassadors” of the 2019 Good Friends campaign were Izzy Owl, Francois Llama, Mama Pig “Mud Pie” and her baby pig Melvin, and Merry Macaroon the Caticorn – all  donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys. A total of 2,400 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 and the Monadnock Radio Group for the outstanding job they did in creating and implementing fundraising efforts for 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 and fundraising collection centers was 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 Mark Bodin, President 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 and we’re extremely pleased with the success of the 2019 campaign.” 

Founded in 1875, Savings Bank of Walpole is headquartered in Walpole and serves the Connecticut River Valley and Monadnock Regions of New Hampshire and Vermont from offices in Walpole and Keene. With assets totaling $425 million, the Bank 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’s SBW Wealth Management division offers financial planning services. Savings Bank of Walpole is an equal housing lender, and member of the FDIC. For more information visit or call (603) 352-1822.