CLINTON, NJ (January 3, 2013) – Unity Bank recently donated $5,000 to the Boy Scouts of America Patriot’s Path Council for Scoutreach/Inner City Scout programs. The donation will support Plainfield and Elizabeth area scouts who could not otherwise take part in programs, services and summer camp.
“The scouts are dedicated to serving all the youth in our area and our programs for inner-city scouts continue to grow,” said Boy Scouts of America Director of Financial Services Joseph Gonnella. “Scouting in our underserved areas allows boys to experience Boy Scouts through after school programs, summer camps and field trips. With Unity Bank’s generous gift, we will be able to provide one inner-city Scout Troop with a full year of program, service and summer camp.”
Over 4,000 children are involved in scouting through Scoutreach in the greater Elizabeth area as well as parts of Northern and Central New Jersey. These services are fully funded by Boy Scouts and its supporters so urban, multicultural areas can have a true scouting experience regardless of their economic background.
“It’s a privilege to enable children to take advantage of the many outstanding developmental and educational opportunities that are available through Boy Scouts,” said Unity Bank President & CEO James A. Hughes. “Local scouts and school children often take part in the Unity Bank Financial Education Program so Scoutreach is a logical extension of these efforts. As a community bank, we are committed to supporting vital organizations such as Boy Scouts.”
The Unity Bank Financial Education Program is a comprehensive financial literacy program designed for grades Pre-K through 12. The goal is to provide students with valuable information about money, saving and banking. Designed to be educational, fun and interactive, the programs provide a solid foundation for everyone to create a strong financial future.
About Unity Bancorp, Inc.
Unity Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNTY), the parent company of Unity Bank, its primary and wholly owned subsidiary, is a financial services organization headquartered in Clinton, N.J. Unity Bank provides financial services to retail, corporate and small business customers through its 15 bank branches in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, Union and Warren Counties in New Jersey and Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Unity Bank provides traditional and community-oriented commercial banking services, including personal and business checking accounts and time deposits, money market accounts and regular savings accounts. For more information, please visit www.unitybank.com or call 800-618-BANK (800-618-2265).