The Arc Drummers

Clients of The Arc in Attleboro participate in drum sessions led by staff at the Park Street facility. ARC was among non-profits recently receiving grant money from the Bristol County Savings Bank Foundation.

Bristol County Savings Bank Foundation has awarded $75,000 in grants to eight nonprofit organizations in the Attleboro area.

In total, the foundation gave $353,000 to 44 organizations throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

The local groups and the amounts they received are:

ARC of Bristol County, $12,000; Attleboro Area Interfaith Collaborative, $10,000; Community Visiting Nurse Agency, Inc., $6,000; Hockomock YMCA, $12,000; Horizons for Homeless Children, $2,500; New Hope, $20,000; Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, $7,500; and Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Attleboro District, $5,000.

“Our mission is to support the communities we serve by making them a better place to live and work,” Patrick Murray, president of the foundation and the bank, said. “Through our investments in local charitable organizations, combined with our community partnerships and volunteer activities, we do our best to fulfill that purpose.”

Jim Hand may be reached at 508-236-0399 or You can follow him on Twitter at @TSCpolitics.

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