Giving Back

Unity Bank’s UCare Program Supports the South Plainfield Library

Credits: Unity Bank

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Unity Bank is dedicated to giving back to the community and supporting local organizations such as the South Plainfield Public Library. Through the bank’s UCare program, customers can designate the library as their organization of choice and Unity Bank will make a donation at no cost to account holders.

“The UCare program was designed to help us give back to the community while also letting our customers direct donations to the organizations that are important to them,” said Rosemary Fellner, Vice President of Marketing for Unity Bank. “Through UCare, we aren’t only providing our customers with a great community bank but we are also supporting the organizations that matter to them.”

Established in 2010, the UCare program is available for checking, savings and CD accounts regardless of size and supporters can designate as many accounts as they wish. All information is kept completely confidential and it costs absolutely nothing to the account holder; partner rewards are based on an average daily balance and paid directly by Unity to the library quarterly.

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“The UCare program is a great way for a customer to help an organization without money coming out of their pocket,” said Fellner. “Every one counts and each one helps the library earn community donations.”

However, in order for the library to start earning rewards, a minimum of 15 individuals must be enrolled in the UCare program. As it currently stands, the library is very close to that number. “Just a few more accounts and we will be good to go,” said Linda Hansen, director of the South Plainfield Public Library, adding that the program offers the community a simple way to help support the library. “All it takes is designating a Unity account as benefiting the library through the Ucare program.”

Additionally, any Unity Bank customer can designate their account for the library; banking at the South Plainfield branch is not a requirement. “It doesn’t matter what branch you bank at or if your account is large or small,” said Fellner. “Anyone who banks at Unity can designate their account for the library.”

The library plans to reuse the majority of the furniture currently in the new building, however, any money raised through programs such as UCare will go toward purchasing new furnishings. As a result, the more individuals that designate their Unity accounts to the library, the more financial support the South Plainfield Public Library will receive.

“Unity Bank is truly a community bank that cares about South Plainfield. They have always been a supporter of the library and the UCare program is just one example of Unity giving back to the community at no charge to their customers,” said Darlene Tedesco-Cullen, president of the library board. “On behalf of the board of trustees, I would like to thank Unity Bank for their dedication not only to the library but the community.”

To enroll in the UCare program and support the South Plainfield Public Library or for more information, visit any Unity Bank branch or call 1-800-618-BANK. Additional information about the program is also available online at http://www.unitybank.com/ucare.

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