MIDDLETOWN, CT — During the months of April and May, applying for a first mortgage at Liberty Bank offers more than a great rate and superior service for homebuyers: it also helps homeless people throughout the area served by the bank.
Liberty’s Giving Circle program sets aside $100 for each first mortgage application received by the bank during April and May, and then divides the accumulated funds among 29 local agencies that provide emergency or transitional housing for homeless families and individuals. Last year’s distribution of $40,000 brought the total donated under the 23-year-old program to almost $540,000.
“There’s something very satisfying about the idea that someone who is about to buy a home of their own—a big event in anyone’s life—is at the same time helping to shelter someone else who has no home at all,” said Thomas J. Hylinski, executive vice president of Liberty Bank’s Retail Lending group.
Giving Circle funds for 2017 will be granted to the following nonprofit organizations:
- Bristol Homeless Shelter, operated by St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc.
- Friendship Service Center, New Britain
- Prudence Crandall Center, New Britain
- Salvation Army Shelter, New Britain
- The Eddy Center, operated by The Connection, Inc., Middletown
- Middlesex Family Shelter, operated by Columbus House, Middletown
- New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter, operated by Community Health Center, Middletown
- Shepherd Home, operated by Mercy Housing & Shelter, Middletown
New Haven County:
- Christian Community Action, New Haven
- Columbus House, New Haven
- Emergency Shelter Management Services, New Haven
- Liberty Community Services, New Haven
- New Reach, Inc., New Haven
- Safe Haven of Greater Waterbury
- Salvation Army Emergency Shelter for Families, Waterbury
- Shelter Now, operated by New Opportunities, Inc., Meriden
- St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Waterbury
- Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services, Ansonia
- Wallingford Emergency Shelter, Wallingford
Greater New London:
- Covenant Shelter of New London
- Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality
- New London Homeless Hospitality Center
- Safe Futures, New London
- Bethsaida Community
- Kirkbride/Lang Shelter, operated by TVCCA
- Martin House
- Thames River Family Program, operated by Thames River Community Service
- Holy Family Home & Shelter
- Windham No-Freeze Hospitality Center
Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with almost $4.5 billion in assets and 55 banking offices throughout the central, eastern, and shoreline areas of the state. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, home mortgages, insurance, and investment services. Named as a “Top Workplace” by the Hartford Courant for five consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement.