Team Columbia volunteers recently served as “Reading Heroes” at the Boys and Girls Club of Passaic. Shown are the bank’s volunteers who participated in this reading literacy program.
The special program is designed to encourage reading to inner city elementary school children. Following the reading of several stories, the children attended a book fair where they were allowed to select their favorite books, compliments of Columbia Bank.
“We are extremely pleased to assist this Boys and Girls Club with their mission to help children lead independent and productive lives,” said Thomas Kemly, Columbia Bank’s President and CEO. “As a true community bank, Team Columbia remains committed to supporting local charitable organizations that make a difference in people’s lives.” The Club serves about 1,000 kids per day from both Paterson and Passaic.