With a proud history spanning more than a century, The Village Bank is now the only remaining mutual community bank headquartered in the City of Newton. Their commitment to helping build a better community is legendary. In the past decade alone, The Village Bank has donated nearly $2 million in support of initiatives that enhance the quality of life in the neighborhoods they serve.
The mission of the Ben & Jerry's Foundation is to engage Ben & Jerry's employees in philanthropy and social change work; to give back to Vermont communities; and to support grassroots activism and community organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.
Belmont Books is an honest to goodness real mom-and-pop brick-and-mortar bookstore in beautiful Belmont, MA. They believe small town stores aren't just places to buy things you could easily get online. They're centers where people come together in the most impromptu, unorganized fashion and exchange views, ideas, stories, make new friends and find support they didn't know existed.
The mission of the Social Action Committee (SAC) at First Church is to provide information and events focused on making a difference in the lives of others. SAC focuses on awareness and reversing class, racial, social, and cultural inequality. SAC promotes the Unitarian Universalist principles focusing on: poverty alleviation, human rights, environmental protection, and peace activism and conflict resolution.