The 2016 Liberty Bank/Rotary Club Thanksgiving Drive, families living in Liberty Bank’s service area will benefit from over $281,800 raised to supply that food—a record for the 13-year-old partnership between the bank and 40 local Rotary Clubs. The Rotary Clubs of Derby/Shelton, Seymour/Oxford, and Ansonia, all of which participated in the drive for the first time this year, accounted for over $13,775 of that total.
The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club distinguished itself as the seventh highest fundraiser in the drive this year. It partnered with its local Liberty branch to raise $10,207 and received $2,552 in matching funds from the Liberty Bank Foundation, for a total of $12,759. The club received major contributions from The Fred A. Russ Fund, employees of PerkinElmer, and Living Springs Christian Fellowship in Seymour. Beneficiaries of the funds will be Spooner House and St. Vincent DePaul in Derby.