UniBank donates $3,500 to Apple Tree Arts
Money will help support year-round programming
WHITINSVILLE, Mass. — UniBank recently announced that a donation in the amount of $3,500 was made to Apple Tree Arts located in Grafton. The donation supports the theatre arts programs that are continuously growing, particularly in the summer months. Students from Grafton, Whitinsville, Douglas, Shrewsbury, Millbury, Sutton, Upton, Uxbridge and other surrounding towns come to Apple Tree Arts to participate in program offerings throughout the year.
“We are proud to offer continued support to Apple Tree Arts with this donation,” stated Sam S. Pepper, Jr., UniBank President and CEO. “Our communities are enriched through the arts and programs such as these. I commend the important work being done by Apple Tree Arts to offer such beneficial programming that helps students grow through artistic expression.”
The yearlong programming at Apple Tree Arts includes 14 theatre arts productions for youth in grades 1 through 12. The organization also provides a creative dramatics program that explores and develops student skills in improvisation, storytelling, “on the fly thinking,” originality and creativity.
“UniBank’s support underlines the importance of partners in the community, helping to keep our mission and vision alive for many students year after year,” stated Donna Blanchard, Executive Director of Apple Tree Arts. “This donation is essential in maintaining and expanding our summer program offerings.”
UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.8 billion as of June 30, 2018. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts.