Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM are once again teaming up with Douglas Cuddle Toys to raise money to benefit a local nonprofit organization. This year’s nonprofit is Monadnock Understands Childhood Hunger (MUCH), with the campaign kicking off today.

Throughout the holiday season, SBW branches will serve as point-of-sale locations, selling stuffed animals donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys for $10 each. MUCH receives 100 percent of the sale proceeds and uses the funds to help the community and those in need. This year’s fuzzy fundraising ambassadors include Arco Llama, Janis Owl and Twinkle Seal.

“The Good Friends campaign is an annual event that all of us at SBW look forward to each year, especially this year when most traditional events didn’t happen. It’s another way to showcase our community’s local spirit and commitment to help others,” says Mark Bodin, President for Savings Bank of Walpole. “Raising money for a local nonprofit like MUCH is important because the proceeds enable them to provide food and a number of related resources that help children and families in our community. Of course, the campaign wouldn’t be possible without the generous donation of stuffed animals and all the effort of everyone at Douglas Cuddle Toys, as well as the participation of KNE-FM and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group.”

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