Liberty Bank Giving Circle to Benefit Homeless

by Liberty Bank | Apr 10, 2019

MIDDLETOWN, CT — During the months of April and May, applying for a mortgage at Liberty Bank offers more than a great rate and superior service for applicants: it also helps homeless people throughout the area served by the bank. 

Liberty’s Giving Circle program sets aside $100 for every mortgage application received by the bank during April and May, and then divides the accumulated funds among local agencies that provide emergency or transitional housing for homeless families and individuals. As of 2018, the total donated through the 24-year-old program rose to almost $595,000.

“As new homebuyers celebrate a milestone in their lives and current homeowners refinance, they’re also holding out a helping hand to someone with no home at all. A very satisfying ‘pay it forward’ moment,” said Shirley Cote, Senior Vice President of Liberty Bank’s Retail Lending group. 

Giving Circle funds for 2019 will be granted to the following nonprofit organizations, including seven new organizations in Hartford and one in East Hartford:

Hartford County:

Bristol Homeless Shelter, operated by St. Vincent DePaul Mission of Bristol, Inc.

East Hartford Community Shelter

Friendship Service Center, New Britain

ImmaCARE, Hartford

Interval House, Hartford

Open Hearth, Hartford

Prudence Crandall Center, New Britain

Salvation Army Marshall House, Hartford

Salvation Army Shelter, New Britain

Soromundi Commons, Hartford

South Park Inn, Hartford

Stewart B. McKinney Emergency Shelter, Hartford

Middlesex County:

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

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:

Always Home (previously Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality)

Covenant Shelter of New London

New London Homeless Hospitality Center

Safe Futures, New London


Bethsaida Community

Martin House

Thames River Family Program, operated by Thames River Community Service


Holy Family Home & Shelter

Windham No-Freeze Hospitality Center

In addition, Connecticut homebuyers with purchase applications that go under contract on or before May 31, 2018 will be eligible to receive a $200 closing cost credit toward their Liberty Bank mortgage*. Credit applies to first mortgages only; Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) loans are not eligible. One closing credit per application.  Please contact a Loan Originator for Liberty Bank’s mortgage specials for those looking to purchase homes this spring:

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is Connecticut’s oldest bank, with more than $4.7 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 six consecutive years, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvement. 

*All loans subject to credit and underwriting approval

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