Giving Back

Unity Bank’s UCare Program Supports the South Plainfield Library

a43e90d2192c79a31186_Unity_Bank.jpg
Credits: Unity Bank
a43e90d2192c79a31186_Unity_Bank.jpg

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.

Sign Up for E-News

“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.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

South Plainfield

Obituaries

South Plainfield – John T. Felz, Jr., 71, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 14, ...
Read more

Letters to the Editor

Letter from Roberto Sayers

June 20, 2018

Letter to the editor,

It is uncontainable to see what the country is doing to the children that are been separated from their parents.

No matter what’s your political affiliation or none for that matter, we should not be silent about the abuses of holding children behind chain link fences with Mylar blankets. It is not acceptable to hold babies, toddlers and children’s away from ...

Community Happenings

South Plainfield Jr. Baseball - Father's Day Classic

June 14, 2018

It's that time of year again for the SPJBC's 10th Annual Father's Day Classic Tournament.  Featuring a Round Robin format for 2018 that includes the following:

~Every team guaranteed at  least 4 games (weather permitting)

~Team Awards for 1st & 2nd Place Playoff Winners

~Maximum 5 Teams per age group

Saturday, Sunday & Monday June 16-18, ...

South Plainfield Elks Honor Students of the Month

June 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - On Tuesday, June 12, the South Plainfield Elks honored the winners of the Grant School Character Education Monthly Pillars.  The students and their families were treated to a pasta dinner cooked and served by the Elks Youth Activities Committee and the students were given Junior Citizen of the Month Certificates.

The winners were as follows: 

Caring – ...

Holy Savior Academy’s Championship Cheerleaders Seek Funds for New Equipment

June 18, 2018

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The Holy Savior Academy Cheerleading Squad has kicked off a fundraiser to generate $5,500 for the purchase of much-needed equipment, such as new tumble mats, sound equipment, and more for the award-winning squad.

“The group of twelve girls range from 1st through 4th grades,” said parent Marybeth Parache, who is heading up efforts to raise funds.  ...

Wrestling Ring Presentation

June 20, 2018

The South Plainfield High School Wrestling Team,  who have earned the title of “Three Peat Champs”,  received their State rings on Sunday, June 10, 2018.  Presentation of the rings an plaques were given by SPHS Wrestling Coach Pavlack an assistant coaches.   Funding  for the rings were donated by the South Plainfield Wrestling Club,  who has been one of ...

Inclusive Playground Ribbon Cutting Tonight - June 20

Nixle Alert - Official ribbon cutting at 6:30 om tonight to open inclusive playground at Willow Park.  All are invited to attend, A special storytime will follow.

Upcoming Events

Fri, June 22, 7:30 PM

Crossroads, Garwood

Benefit Concert

Giving Back

Carousel_image_9a7d6e599775b1145bde_sparc_radio_logo_final_083115

Sat, June 23, 2:00 PM

South Plainfield

SPARC Reaching Out

Carousel_image_f442011d67fefc1cb5a2_spb-4937_newsletter_june_23

Sat, June 23, 7:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue ...

Carousel_image_0261cd4c5700fd63e54b_spb-4937_newsletter_june_24

Sun, June 24, 1:00 PM

TD Bank Ballpark, Bridgewater

Somerset Patriots vs. Southern Maryland Blue ...

Columns

Weinberg, Diegnan Bill to Establish University-Based Consortium on Media Innovation Advances

TRENTON –A bill sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Patrick Diegnan that would establish a state university-based consortium to advance research in the field of media and technology was passed from the Senate Higher Education Committee today.

“The state’s traditional newspaper market has been upended by changes in ...

South Plainfield and SP BOE Working Together to Strengthen School Security

South Plainfield, NJ - On Monday evening the Borough Council hired two new police officers. These hiring’s will allow two additional police officers to be stationed at South Plainfield Public Schools and will supplement the already strong security measures enacted by the Board of Education and the South Plainfield Police.

The hired officers are part of an interlocal agreement ...

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn (William Morrow, 2018)

 

A friend, whose opinion on literature I respect greatly, reported to me recently that she had just finished reading A.J. Finn's debut novel, The Woman in the Window. Of it she said, “I wish I hadn't finished it,” which I interpreted to mean, “It was so good I'm sorry that I finished it.” ...

Bookmarks

The South Plainfield Public Library will be open this Sunday, June 24 from 1:30 PM – 5 PM.  This is the last Sunday the library will be open until September.  During July and August, the library will be closed on Sundays, but the rest of the hours during the week will remain the same.

Come join us Monday, June 25 at 6:30 PM for Monday Night Movies.  The selection this week ...

Suburban Woman’s Club Ends Its Year with a Big Banquet

Our country has a long and rich history of service clubs contributing to the growth of their communities but there have been signs in the past two decades that interest in these groups is waning.  Not so at Suburban Woman’s Club of South Plainfield.  Thanks to the efforts of Membership Chair Grace Bertucci, this past year seven new members joined this relatively small group of ...

Press Releases

HK Truck Center names Vanessa Ciervo Chief Operating Officer

June 21, 2018

South Plainfield, NJ - HK Truck Center announces Vanessa Ciervo as Chief Operating Officer.

Chief Operating Officer will be the 6th position Vanessa has held within her 18-year tenure. As COO, Vanessa will ensure the successful management of all five departments within the medium-duty truck dealership. “This promotion was necessitated by our rapid company growth over the past few ...

Cool Ways to Save Money This Summer

As the summer temperatures rise, home cooling costs rise as well. But there are ways to help save money without sweating the heat:

To increase your cooling system’s efficiency by as much as 20%, get it checked out for summer.  A technician will clean the condenser, make sure you have the optimal amount of refrigerant, and ensure the airflow over the coil is ...