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Norway Savings Bank Donates $1,055,500 to Nonprofit Organizations in 2023

January 8, 2024
December 27, 2023                                           Contact: Melissa Rockmrock@norwaysavingsbank.com207.393.3681

Norway Savings Bank Donates $1,055,500 to Nonprofit Organizations in 2023

Norway, ME – To help nonprofits fulfill their missions and help those in need, Norway Savings Bank awarded $1,055,500 to 355 nonprofits in 2023. $750,000 was paid out this year, while another $305,500 will be distributed in the form of multi-year grants.
In December, the bank made 19 surprise “Helping Hands gifts” to deserving organizations, totaling $20,000. These nonprofits provide much-needed resources in Oxford, Androscoggin, Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc counties.
“At this time of year, members of our communities may struggle with the high costs of food, heating oil and other essentials.” said Dan Walsh, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “These Helping Hands gifts are our way of providing some assistance to nonprofits focusing on addressing those immediate needs.”
The organizations provide a wide range of offerings – nutrition, fuel, clothing, school supplies, housing, job training and more.
The non-profit organizations receiving Helping Hands gifts are:
  • Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine
  • Bethel Food Pantry
  • Biddeford Food Pantry
  • Bridgton Community Center
  • The Brown Church Food Pantry, Conway, NH
  • Community Outreach Services, Kennebunk
  • Furniture Friends, Portland
  • Gorham Food Pantry
  • Harrison Food Bank
  • Maine Recovery Fund, Portland
  • North Fryeburg Community Chapel Food Pantry
  • Oxford Hills Food Pantry, Norway
  • Preble Street Resource Center and Food Pantry, Portland
  • The Progress Center, Oxford
  • Ruth’s Reusable Resources, Portland
  • Servants Heart Food Pantry, Peru
  • Standish Food Pantry
  • Tedford Housing, Brunswick
  • Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Learn more about Norway Savings Bank’s community giving programs at

NSB Employee presents check and food items to member of the Standish Food Pantry

Amy Lehigh, NSB VP, Gorham & Standish Market Manager, presents Tim Goodwin from the Standish Food Pantry with a Helping Hands donation along with non-perishable food that was collected in the branch for the food pantry.(Original photo available upon request.)
About Norway Savings BankFounded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2023, Norway Savings Bank had $1.854 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in trust and investment services, personal banking and business banking. Norway Savings received the Best Place for Working Parents designation in 2022 and 2023, and was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” for the fifth year in a row by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 33 continuous years. For more information, visit

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