Merchants Bank Donates to ProJeCt of Easton, Inc.

(Bangor, PA) Merchants Bank awarded ProJeCt of Easton, Inc. with $2000 to support the Sizzle!® Literacy Day Camp Program. The Sizzle! Literacy Day Camp Program is designed to accelerate learning skills in children in Kindergarten through fourth grade.

Merchants Bank supports non-profit community for EITC approved programs.  “Many worthy non-profit groups solely depend on donations to fulfill their missions. We try to support every eligible non-profit organization in our market each year with the dollars allocated within our budget,” says Rocco Del Vecchio, CEO, Merchants Bank.

“We are so grateful to Merchants Bank for funding SIZZLE!  It is because of community partners like them that we are able to assist at-risk Easton Area School District students grades K-4 every summer by improving their reading skills and giving them a chance to succeed in school”, said Alison O’Connell, Development Director, ProJeCt.

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. In 2013 the Bank was recognized for its community involvement and volunteerism through two awards: Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s The Spirit of Forks Award as well as The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s Spirit of Volunteerism Award. MNB Investment Services is a division of the bank and offers investment and wealth management financial services. For more information, please visit

In the photo (left to right) –Sandee Kennedy, Merchants Bank, Janice D. Komisor, M.Ed, and  Alison O’Connell, both of ProJeCt, Anna Rittle, Merchants Bank.