Founded in 1908, St. Mary's Bank first opened in the same building that now houses the museum, with the intent to help primarily Franco-American millworkers get access to financial tools. Today, St. Mary's Bank continues the tradition of service through the WZID Christmas is for Kids Radiothon to benefit Child and Family Services, a statewide non-profit organization.
Child and Family Services will use the proceeds from this event in two ways:
- To provide something under the tree
- To support meaningful services that work to empower families, prevent abuse, provide mental health counseling regardless of one’s ability to pay, provide summer camp for kids from low-income families, aid children in foster care, and extend our time of “boots on the ground” reaching out to homeless and at-risk youth throughout NH.
St. Mary's Bank continues to operate on one of its founding principle's by helping an organization that serves the underserved and focuses their attention on children, families, and individuals in New Hampshire.