Cornerstone Bank donates $25,000 to Our Bright Future, Inc.

Money will be used to purchase a van for summer camp and after-school programs

Cornerstone Bank has donated $25,000 to Our Bright Future, Inc. This donation will be used to purchase a van to help children and teens get to and from the organization’s summer camp and after-school programs.

“We are honored to continue to support Our Bright Future in their goal of providing enriching extracurricular activities to our community’s youth,” said Todd Tallman, CEO of Cornerstone Bank. “We hope their new van expands the availability of their services, as transportation is a huge hurdle for many families.”

Our Bright Future was started in 2016 and provides educational and enriching after-school and summer programs to low-income youth from elementary to high school in Worcester County. Their programs currently serve about 170 children each year, and with the onset of the pandemic, they added food pantries in Webster and Southbridge to assist families. The after-school program offers homework help, STEM activities like 3D printing and robotics, arts and crafts, sports, and life skills, including financial literacy.

“When we found out Our Bright Future was looking for funding for a van, we were already very familiar with them as some of our staff volunteer their time every month to teach students about finances,” continued Tallman. “We hope our donation allows them to continue to expand their services to more children.”