Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation Awards $4,000 to Jane Doe No More, Inc.
Grant Supports Free Self-Defense Services for Women and Girls
Naugatuck, CT, January 9, 2013 — The Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation has awarded a $4,000 grant to Jane Doe No More, Inc. to support its efforts to convert from fee-based “Escape Alive” self-defense classes to offering a free program to women and girls (age 12 and older) in the Greater Waterbury Area.
Jane Doe No More, Inc. is a national non-profit organization working to improve the way society responds to victims of sexual assault, and to help women prevent and survive assault.
“Our Foundation has a long history of supporting organizations that make a difference in the quality of the lives of the people in the communities where we work and live,” said Kathleen McPadden, Vice President of Human Resources for Naugatuck Savings Bank and Jane Doe No More, Inc. Board of Directors Secretary. “It’s incumbent upon us as good corporate citizens to help support such a worthy program that provides women and girls with self-preservation techniques and strategies for escaping danger.”
“We are grateful for Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation’s support and enthusiasm for this program,” said Debra Meyers, Executive Director of Jane Doe No More, Inc. “By being able to implement a free “Escape Alive” program, we can make this program available to a much broader range of participants.”
About Naugatuck Savings Bank
Naugatuck Savings Bank, headquartered in Naugatuck, Connecticut, has been serving customers throughout Connecticut’s Greater Naugatuck Valley and Central Connecticut since 1870. The bank is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nutmeg Financial, MHC. Nutmeg Financial Mutual Holding Company is the parent company to Naugatuck Savings Bank and the Sutherland Insurance Group. For more information, stop in any of its branches, visit naugatucksavingsbank.com or call 203.729.4442. You can also follow the bank by clicking “Like” on the bank’s Facebook page at facebook.com/naugatucksavingsbank or on Twitter at twitter.com/naugsb.
About Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation
Devoted to our local communities, the Naugatuck Savings Bank Foundation was founded in 1998. Since its inception, the Foundation’s cumulative grants have exceeded $4 million to deserving non-profit organizations to support a broad range of programs and services that are consistent with the Foundation’s mission to contribute to the betterment of the communities it serves. The Foundation considers a broad range of requests to assist and promote economic development, human services, education and the arts.
About Jane Doe No More, Inc.
Jane Doe No More is a national 501c3 non-profit working to improve the way society responds to victims of sexual assault through education, advocacy, awareness and support. Now in its sixth year, Jane Doe No More offers a wide-variety of educational programs and services for sexual assault survivors and the community at large. Learn more at www.janedoenomore.org.
Left to right: Kathleen McPadden, Vice President of Human Resources for Naugatuck Savings Bank and Jane Doe No More, Inc. Board of Directors Secretary; and Debra Meyers, Executive Director of Jane Doe No More, Inc.