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September 2014 - Merchants Bank Donates $39,000 Since 2008 to Help Care for Children


(l-r) Daniel McMahon from the Children’s Home, Sandee Kennedy from Merchants Bank and Gregg Dowty from the Children’s Home celebrate Merchants Bank’s recent $6,000 donation. This marks the seventh year the Bank has provided the organization a donation through the EITC Program. Merchants has donated $39,000 to the Easton non-profit since 2008.


Through Pennsylvania’s Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC), Merchants Bank recently donated $6,000 to The Children’s Home. This marks the seventh year the Bank has donated to the Easton non-profit that helps care for and educate children from troubled families. Gregg Dowty, Executive Director of the Children’s Home, is thankful of the Bank’s continued support, “Merchants Bank supports advanced educational programs that we provide, such as job and life skills preparation, financial awareness and access to technology. These opportunities prepare our youth to become successful adults.”


In addition to the EITC Program, the Bank also supports the Children’s Home fundraisers throughout the year, including: the Annual Golf Tournament, the Annual Pink Ball and the Annual Wine Gala & Auction. Vice President and Market Manager, Sandee Kennedy recognized the good work and positive mission of the Home, “Our donations go towards providing these young people with emotional and moral support, as well as guidance. All of this helps with their transformation into educated, employable and contributing members of society. That is certainly something that Merchants Bank can stand behind.”


Established in 1885 and located in Easton, Pennsylvania, The Children’s Home is a not-profit organization that provides programs and housing for children in need. For 130 years The Children’s Home of Easton has been providing new foundations upon which needy children may re-build their lives.


Established in 1890, Merchants Bank is a locally owned and operated community bank.  Headquartered in Bangor, PA, Merchants has two branch offices in Bangor and additional offices throughout the Lehigh Valley, including Mount Bethel, Wind Gap, Nazareth, Forks Township, Martins Creek, Easton and Bethlehem, PA. Merchants Bank was recently recognized for its community involvement through the Greater Lehigh Valley  Chamber of Commerce’s The Spirit of Forks Award. MNB Investment Services is a division of the bank and offers investment and wealth management financial services. For more information, please visit