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Worcester computer services firm Domitek donated five laptops to Worcester Public School students in Grades 7 and 8 who were winners in the firm's essay contest. Winners, pictured left to right, are: Osamah Mandawi, Princilla Minkah, Yeni Ortega, and Yaw Amponsah. Not pictured: Anh Nguyet Phan. Back row, left to right: Benito Vega, Bryan Nicholson, Libis Bueno, Michelle Buchanan, and Sarai Rivera.
Hudson-based Avidia Bank donated $2,000 to Apple Tree Arts community school in Grafton. Pictured, from left to right, are: Jimmie Ames, assistant vice president and market manager, Avidia Bank; and Donna Blanchard, executive director, Apple Tree Arts.
Worcester-based Commerce Bank donated $25,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester. Pictured, from left to right, are: David G. "Duddie" Massad, chairman, Commerce Bank; Ron Hadorn, executive director, Boys & Girls Club; and Brian W. Thompson, president and CEO of the bank.
Software services company ZenSar, with offices in Westborough and Northborough, participated in the United Way Day of Caring. Pictured, from left to right, are: Julie Machnik, Deb Baroni, Michelle Hagl, Jeff Galicki and Jennifer Todd. Twenty-five associates completed work at North Grafton Community Harvest Project, and Worcester's Green and Gold Garden, among other nonprofits.
BUCKS FOR THE BUILD
Athol Savings Bank donated $15,000 to the Athol Public Library building project. Pictured, left to right, are: Debra Blanchard, director, Athol Public Library; Dan Zona, president and CEO, Athol Savings Bank; and Deb Vescovi, the bank's senior vice president.
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals of Marlborough sponsored the American Lung Association's annual Autumn Escape Bike Trek held on Cape Cod last weekend.
Fiber laser manufacturer IPG Photonics donated $45,000 to the town of Oxford for a K-9 police cruiser.
MutualOne Bank of Framingham donated $7,200 to Jewish Family Service of MetroWest to support a program that provides "patient navigators" to accompany seniors to medical visits. The volunteers provide a written summary of each appointment for the benefit of the patient and his or her family.
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