Merchants Bank Donates to the Children’s Home of Easton

Bangor, PA) Merchants Bank awarded the Children’s Home of Easton with $11,000 to support the innovative educational program for displaced, low income children.

Merchants Bank supports area non-profits each year through Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.  “Our bank provides unwavering support to the local community and has for countless years. We are pleased to be able to support committed non-profits who do so much for the community groups, such as the Children’s Home of Easton, whose aid benefits underprivileged children,” says Rocco Del Vecchio, CEO, Merchants Bank.

“The Children’s Home of Easton is honored to receive EITC funding from Merchants Bank. The children in our care come to us from difficult backgrounds, and it is our mission to provide them a nurturing and caring environment in which they can strive towards excellence.  The opportunities we are able to provide them would not be possible without the support of generous businesses in our community like Merchants Bank,” says Anita Jo Paukovits, M.Ed., Executive Director, the Children’s Home of Easton.

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) – Jessica Kuc, Development Associate, The Children’s Home of Easton; Sandee Kennedy, Regional VP, Merchants Bank, Anita Paukovits, Executive Director, The Children’s Home of Easton, Rocco Del Vecchio, CEO, Merchants Bank, and Daniel McMahon, Director of Development, The Children’s Home of Easton.