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Amalgamated Bank Announces National CARES Mentoring Will Be the Latest Recipient of its "Donate the Change" Program
January 4, 2016

Amalgamated Bank Announces National CARES Mentoring Will Be the Latest Recipient of its "Donate the Change" Program

We are thrilled to participate in Amalgamated's Donate the Change program. Not only are we honored to partner with an institution with such strong community values, but we also are inspired to work side by side for this front-line investment in our children's lives.

Susan Taylor, Founder, National CARES Mentoring Movement

NEW YORK – Today, Amalgamated Bank, the leading national progressive bank, announced that National CARES Mentoring will be the recipient of its Q1 2016 “Donate the Change” program.  Through the Bank’s Donate the Change program, National CARES will receive a donation from Amalgamated each time one of their clientele makes a purchase worth $10 or more on their eligible debit card.

“Donate the Change allows our customers to give back to important organizations like National CARES through their everyday banking transactions,” said Keith Mestrich, President & CEO of Amalgamated Bank. “Susan Taylor and National CARES Mentoring do great work supporting the nation’s most vulnerable children through mentoring, training and wellness programs. We are thrilled to able to support their focus on working with the special needs of children dealing with poverty.”

“We are thrilled to participate in Amalgamated's Donate the Change program. Not only are we honored to partner with an institution with such strong community values, but we also are inspired to work side by side for this front-line investment in our children's lives. The time, energy and support we dedicate today to the nation's struggling youngsters will dictate the tomorrow we create for all of our children, our communities and country,” said Susan Taylor, Founder.

In addition, over the course of the next few months, Amalgamated Bank and National CARES Mentoring will work together to host a series of events, including a college readiness training event and a course in financial literacy. Past recipients of the Donate the Change program include Rock the Vote, Habitat for Humanity and Jobs for Justice.

About Amalgamated Bank

For nearly a century, Amalgamated Bank has been a financial institution with a purpose: affordable and accessible banking for all. Offering customers nationwide the products and services of a major financial institution, Amalgamated is committed to the values on which it was founded. We proudly advocate for workers’ rights and promote the highest standards of environmental, social and corporate governance practices, which is why we are the first choice of progressive organizations and people ­ from presidential campaigns and labor unions to individuals who want a bank that believes everyone should be able to participate fully in our economy. We serve our communities with the core principle that the real currency of banking isn’t dollars ­ it’s trust.