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June 13, 2024

Partners Bank Pledges $80,000 to the Expansion of Sanford-Springvale YMCA Early Learning Center

President & CEO of Partners Bank Blaine Boudreau (center) and AVP – Mortgage Consultant Kimberly Stewart (right) stopped by the Sanford-Springvale YMCA Early Learning Center to present the $80,000 check to the Sanford-Springvale YMCA Youth and Family Services Director Matthew Ouellette (left).

Sanford, ME – Partners Bank has enthusiastically pledged to donate $80,000 to the Sanford-Springvale YMCA Early Learning Center.

For over 170 years, the YMCA has created safe, enriching spaces for communities all over the world. While the YMCA was originally a refuge for young men to escape from the hazards of the streets in industrial London, today, there are approximately 2,650 locations in the United States, serving any gender and any age.

There are several locations in Maine and New Hampshire, with the Sanford-Springvale YMCA being the closest to the Partners Bank Main Office. They have been improving the community for over 80 years, and Partners Bank has pledged to donate $80,000 to keep it going.

Although they have an abundance of programs, including the Trafton Senior Center and Titan Swim Team, the Sanford-Springvale YMCA is also known for their Early Learning Center. The donation from Partners Bank will support the 2,800-square-foot expansion of the Early Learning Center.

The expansion project demonstrates the YMCA’s growing ability to strengthen communities. As the community grows, the need for reliable childcare options grows as well. This new space will open approximately 30 more spots for childcare. Additionally, the Early Learning Center will also be able to serve infants as young as 6 weeks to 5 years old. This project broke ground last year and is slated to be completed in early July 2024.

“The care and development of children and young people in our community is an important initiative for Partners Bank,” said Blaine Boudreau, President & CEO of Partners Bank. “What the folks at the Sanford-Springvale YMCA have done for children is immeasurable. Supporting the expansion of the Early Learning Center is the least we can do to help them continue to improve our children’s quality of life.”

About Partners Bank:

Partners Bank was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Sanford, Maine, with additional Maine branch locations in Springvale, South Sanford, Limerick, Buxton, Waterboro, Wells and York, as well as New Hampshire branch locations in Portsmouth, Rye, and Kingston. Partners Bank is a mutual savings bank that operates solely for the benefit of its deposit and loan customers and is focused on giving back to the communities where it serves. Deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.  Partners Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Housing Lender. For more information, please visit their eBranch at partners.bank, Facebook page at Facebook.com/PartnersBankOnline or call 1-888-226-5747.