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Savings Bank of Walpole and Monadnock Broadcasting Group Team Up with Douglas Cuddle Toys for Annual Good Friends Campaign

Keene, NH – Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM are once again teaming up with Douglas Cuddle Toys to raise money to benefit a local nonprofit. This year’s nonprofit is Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (MUCH). The campaign  kickoff will happen on Friday, November 13th.

Throughout the holiday season, SBW branches will serve as point-of-sale locations, selling stuffed animals generously donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys for $10 each. MUCH receives 100 percent of the sale proceeds and uses the funds to help the community and those in need. This year’s warm and fuzzy fundraising ambassadors include Arco Llama, Janis Owl and Twinkle Seal. 

“The Good Friends campaign is an annual event that all of us at SBW look forward to each year, especially this year when most traditional events didn’t happen.  It’s another way to showcase our community’s local spirit and commitment to help others,” says Mark Bodin, President for Savings Bank of Walpole. “Raising money for a local nonprofit like MUCH is important because the proceeds enable them to provide food and a number of related resources that help children and families in our community. Of course, the campaign wouldn’t be possible without the generous donation of stuffed animals and all the effort of everyone at Douglas Cuddle Toys, as well as the participation of KNE-FM and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group.”  

Founded in 1875, Savings Bank of Walpole is headquartered in Cheshire County and serves the Connecticut River Valley and Monadnock Regions of New Hampshire and Vermont from offices in Walpole and Keene. With assets totaling $545 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 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.