Honoring our Anniversary with 170 Acts of Kindness - Celebrating 170 Years

Honoring our Anniversary with 170 Acts of Kindness

Without you, there would be no US.
Kindness matters, pass it on. #USBKind.

In honor of our 170th anniversary this year, we are celebrating with 170 acts of kindness in our communities.



A Culinary Act of Kindness with a Traditional Dish from El Salvador

Our Newburgh branch performed a Culinary Act of Kindness for 50 lucky customers at El Salvadoreno Restaurant. They received free pupusas courtesy of Ulster Savings Bank. Owner Ashley Rosales Marin was very excited to let her customers know that their pupusas, which are small, round corncakes filled with cheese, meat, or beans, were already paid for by US. Pictured (left to right): Restaurant owner Ashley Rosales Marin, Maria Arellano from Ulster Insurance Services, and Newburgh branch manager Matthew Agor.


There IS Such a Thing as a Free Lunch

As another of our 170 Acts of Kindness, we provided lunch to all staff and volunteers participating in Project Santa at the People’s Place in Kingston. The delicious lunch came from Frank Guido’s Little Italy. Every December, the People’s Place gifts Ulster County children with a package containing toys, board games, books, stocking stuffers, and winter weather clothing. This effort is funded through their Celebrate Santa event held during the summer, financial donations from the community, and donations of new toys, board games, and winter clothing. Pictured are bank employees Dulce Ward and Tammy Gillon from the HR Department.


Treats for Troops

Using Ulster Savings gift cards, we purchased and donated three bags of food and socks to the Castle Point VA Medical Center through Straub, Catalano, and Halvey Funeral Home's "Treats for Troops" drive. Also included were 30 signed holiday cards. Pictured left to right: Rosemarie Misenar, Sr. Account Manager at UIS; Abby Paul, Retail Business Development Officer; and Kristin Catalano, owner of Straub, Catalano, and Halvey Funeral Home.


Spreading Kindness and Cheer at the Snowflake Festival

We were proud to be a major sponsor of this year's Kingston Snowflake Festival. We continued spreading kindness with 25 Ulster Savings Bank gift cards throughout the evening. Festival volunteer Fatimah Franklin was one of the lucky recipients of a gift card presented by president and CEO Bill Calderara.


HPT, Inc - WBPM Workplace of the Week

Congratulations to Jay  and the crew over at HPT, Inc. (High Purity Cleaning - Electropolishing)  in Lake Katrine for winning a workplace of the week lunch. Special thanks to Karisa Finch, Branch Manager at our Lake Katrine location and sponsoring a delicious lunch from Home Plate Deli & Caterers!


Thanksgiving Day Kindness

On Thanksgiving Day our CEO Bill Calderera dropped off a few prepaid debit cards to give out to community members in need at the Spread the Love Thanksgiving event held by the Center 4 Creative Education. Bill is pictured with the Center's Board Member Tracy Leman and volunteer Jay from Energy Dance Company.


Free Gas for Some Lucky Folks

We love surprising folks at the pump with a free fill up, especially right before Thanksgiving Day.


Helping Spread Christmas Kindness for Kids in Red Hook

As one of our 170 Acts of Kindness our Red Hook branch donated a $250 gift card to the VFW Auxiliary and the American Cruisers Motorcycle Club. They do a Christmas party each year in Red Hook at the VFW. Each child that comes to the party gets a gift, snacks, and a chance to chat with Santa. Last year they gave away over 100 gifts, including bikes, games, and even a TV. When branch manager Melissa Morrison was speaking with them at another event, they mentioned that they were low on funds this year to purchase the gifts (they rely on donations and fundraisers for the money to purchase the gifts) and were worried about having to turn kids away. They were so grateful to receive the gift card! The event will be on December 19 with Melissa and her team being there to help out.


AllSpace Storage - WBPM Workplace of the Week

Congratulations to Carlesha and the friendly staff over at AllSpace Storage for being this week's 92./96.5 WBPM Workplace Of The Week. Thanks again to Connie Harkin stopping by and making this 'Culinary Act of Kindness' possible. A s always a delicious lunch was provided by Homeplate Deli.


Free Pizza on Veteran's Day

Our Phoenicia branch hosted free pizza for veterans from Brio's Pizzeria and Restaurant and Danielle's Pizza Shop on Veteran's Day, November 11. We are grateful to all our veterans for their service.

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