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Chesapeake Bank helps local students start the year off right

Chesapeake Bank’s recent school-supply drive in the markets it serves resulted in helping 350 area children in need go back to school with new supplies to start the school year off on the right foot.

From July 21 to Aug. 9, the bank collected school supplies and monetary donations at its Gloucester and Mathews branches and Cash Flow headquarters to benefit the Mathews Department of Social Services and Gloucester Department of Social Services. Chesapeake Bank also collected items at its branches in Williamsburg and the Northern Neck for other nonprofit agencies. In addition to the school supplies, Chesapeake Bank raised more than $5,000 in the communities it serves.

“This is a rewarding program not only for the area children we serve, but also for our employees and community who went above and beyond with their donations,” said Cathy Mise, assistant vice president and manager of Chesapeake Bank’s Mathews branch. ...

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