WESTFIELD — Behavioral Health Network Inc. (BHN) announced it has received a grant of $5,000 from Westfield Bank’s Future Fund Program to benefit Kamp for Kids, the organization’s summer day camp for children and young adults with and without disabilities.
Westfield Bank has been a longtime supporter of BHN’s Kamp for Kids. According to Catherine Jocelyn, vice president of Marketing at Westfield Bank, “we consider it an honor to support Kamp for Kids. We are always happy to support such a worthwhile organization that has been serving our community and, more importantly, children for so many years.”
Westfield Bank established the Future Fund in 2002 as a response to overwhelming community needs and the shrinking sources of corporate philanthropy. It prioritizes funding to 501(c)(3) educational, recreational, cultural, and social-service programs that serve Westfield Bank’s market area.
Grants made to Kamp for Kids provide camperships to youth with or without disabilities to ensure that all children, regardless of family income, are able to attend camp.
According to Anne Benoit, program director for Kamp for Kids, “we are so appreciative of the consistent and ongoing support of Westfield Bank. Over the 10 years that I have been the director of Kamp for Kids, Westfield Bank has done everything from awarding us the Future Fund grant to providing scholarships to families in need and collecting gently used toys or other items for the campers to use. Kamp for Kids is able to provide the quality experience it does due to the generosity and connection to the community. We are proud to include Westfield Bank in the Kamp for Kids family.”