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WaterStone Bank Hosts Back-to-School Drive Benefitting Sojourner Family Peace Center

Wauwatosa, Wis. – 7/20/20 – WaterStone Bank announced today it will be hosting a school supply drive to benefit children served by Sojourner Family Peace Center.

As the Sojourner Back-to-School sponsor, WaterStone Bank will be collecting new folders, notebooks and packs of pencils at all 13 branch locations from Monday, July 20 through Friday, July 31. The goal for the drive is to receive 200-300 of each item. Individuals interested in supporting the drive are encouraged to visit their local WaterStone Bank branch to drop off donations.

“The families we serve often struggle to meet basic needs,” said Sojourner President and CEO Carmen Pitre. “Providing school supplies for kids impacted by family violence meets two critical goals: setting up at-risk kids for academic success and easing the financial burden for survivors. We are grateful for WaterStone Bank’s commitment to strengthening families through education and community development initiatives.”

Each year, Sojourner hosts a Back-to-School Drive to make sure kids are prepared for school while they are experiencing tremendous transition. Sojourner partners with MPS social workers to ensure all Sojourner and Family Peace Center families have access to the supplies that will help make their student successful.

The WaterStone Bank Foundation was established in 2002 with the Waukesha County Community Foundation in order to ensure the bank’s ability to continually give back to the communities in which it serves. WaterStone Bank supports organizations that fall under its four core giving areas: community development, education, women & children, and veterans initiatives.

About WaterStone Bank

WaterStone Bank, established in 1921, offers a full suite of personal and business banking products. The community bank has branches in Wauwatosa/State St, Brookfield, Fox Point/North Shore, Franklin/Hales Corners, Germantown/Menomonee Falls, Greenfield/Loomis Rd, Oak Creek/27th St, Oak Creek/Howell Ave, Oconomowoc/Lake Country, Pewaukee, Waukesha, West Allis/Greenfield Ave, West Allis/National Ave, Wisconsin along with a commercial lending branch in Minneapolis, Minnesota. WaterStone Bank is the parent company to Waterstone Mortgage, which has the ability to lend in 48 states. For more information about WaterStone Bank, go to http://www.wsbonline.com. Follow WaterStone Bank on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Sojourner

The mission of Sojourner is to transform lives impacted by domestic violence. Sojourner provides crisis housing, system advocacy and individual support. Sojourner is the largest provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin, serving more than 11,800 clients annually. Our primary goals are to ensure the safety of victims of family violence and to provide a pathway out of violence for victims and abusers through opportunities to make positive and lasting changes for themselves and their children. Sojourner is committed to creating communities where people live peacefully. For more information, visit www.familypeacecenter.org or call the 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: (414) 933-2722.

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