Chittenden Bank honors $40,000 pledge to Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,Chittenden Bank President Michael Seaver and Senior Vice President Kathy Schirling presented the final $10,000 contribution of the bank s $40,000 multi-year pledge for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge Campaign to Hilary Casillas, vice president of income development, on Thursday, July 30, at Hope Lodge, 237 East Avenue in Burlington.In 2007, the Society built a new, 13,000-square-foot facility on East Avenue, close to Fletcher Allen Health Care, to provide free, temporary housing and support services to more than 2,000 cancer patients and their families each year, tripling the capacity of the old Burlington Lodge in operation since 1983. Thanks to the generosity of community donors like Chittenden Bank, nearly $5 million dollars were raised to fund construction of the Lois McClure-Bee Tabakin building, which opened in January 2008. Chittenden Bank made a sound investment in Hope Lodge and for the people of Vermont, said Casillas. Cancer patients now have a home away from home, where they receive services and support which help ease the financial and emotional burden of the cancer experience.Chittenden Bank, a division of People s United Bank, is the largest full-service bank in Vermont, serving its consumer, small business and corporate business clients at more than 47 statewide offices. We are proud to have participated in funding the construction of the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge that now welcomes so many cancer patients and their families, said Seaver. Having the Hope Lodge close to the hospital, where cancer patients and their families can go to rest is important to us.More than a place to stay, the American Cancer Society Burlington Hope Lodge is a home away from home, offering cancer patients a comfortable and supportive environment for encouragement and healing.Hilary Casillas, vice president of income development, accepts check from Chittenden Bank President Michael Seaverlast_img

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