Community

Making our community a better place to live, work and do business

Kennebec Federal Savings continuously contributes to our community's growth and well-being through donations, payroll, purchases from local companies, and employee volunteer hours.  Both of the Bank's full-service locations are right here in Waterville.   

2015

January 2015

  • KFS provided sponsorship dollars and volunteers for the Quarry Road Recreation Area Winter Carnival on January 31st.  Eleven eemployees and their significant others helped by serving food and welcoming guests to the Winter Carnival.  It was a great turnout and fun day despite the freezing temperatures and the howling winds. 

March 2015

  • KFS assembled 11 Easter baskets for the children at the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter.  The baskets were included Easter eggs filled with candy, chocolate bunnies, Peeps, coloring books, activity puzzles, and an assortment of toys.

April 2015

  • Sixteen (16) KFS employees, along with spouses and kids made up 4 bowling teams who Bowled for Kids' Sake at Sparetime Recreation in Waterville in April 28th.  A total $1,200 was contributed by KFS to benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine. 

May 2015

  • Kennebec Federal Savings participated in the Jobs for Maine Graduates program, which brought students from various high schools to Downtown Waterville for a day.  Students met with Bank President, Allan Rancourt, who explained the history of the Bank and the financial industry, and with Assistant Vice President, Laura Hayward, who discussed the qualifications she looks for when interviewing and evaluating job candidates. 

July 2015

  • Kennebec Federal Savings was a sponsor for the Maine International Film Festival, which is held each July in Waterville.  KFS employees donated their time volunteering for the event.

August 2015

  • KFS assembled backpacks filled with pencils, pens, erasers, and notebooks for the children who were guests at the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter

October 2015

  • Kennebec Federal Savings partnered with the United Way of Mid Maine and held a food drive for the whole month of October.  Customers and employees donated a variety of food for the food drive, collecting over 300 pounds of food for the Fairfield Interfaith Food Pantry. 

December 2015

  • KFS staff assembled stockings for the children of the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter.  The stockings were filled with a variety of age appropriate gifts for the children  including blankets, coloring books, tooth brushes & tooth paste, socks, action figures, dolls, children games and more.  In addition, KFS donated some games to the Shelter for use by guests while staying at the Shelter.
  • KFS participated in the state-wide Coats for Kids campaign, collecting coats at KFS branches.

2014

One of the ways we define the success of our bank is by our ability to give back to the communities we serve, both in dollars and volunteer hours.  In 2014 the Kennebec Federal Savings made local donations totaling $22,000.  KFS employees donated more than 400 hours by participating in many worthy causes, from coaching youth sports to serving on non-profit boards, to help make the central maine area a better place to live.  KFS Scholarships were awarded to four high school seniors  to help them pay for higher education.  In addition, KFS employees wore casual attire on Fridays in 2014 in exchange for charitable donations. The following organizations benefited from employee "dress-down" donations in 2014: LI-HEAP, American Heart Association, Brothers Big Sisters, Pine Tree Society, Save a Stray Foundation, Lupus Foundation, Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen, Toys for Tots, Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, and American Cancer Society.

April 2014

  • The KFS Community Involvement Committee worked with the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter to learn how many children were currently guests at the Shelter.  KFS employees assembled 16 Easter baskets for the children.  The baskets included Easter Activity books with crayons, Easter booklets with stickers, and other age appropriate toys.  We also donated candy filled Easter eggs for the Homeless Shelter's Easter Egg Hunt. KFS also donated sidewalk chalk for all of the children.

May 2014

  • The KFS Community Involvement Committee organized three groups of five bowlers for the Big Brothers & Big Sisters Bowl-a-Thon. We raised just under $1,000 for the Big Brothers & Big Sisters. KFS employees and guests had a blast bowling.
  • Several KFS employees donated their time to help out with Women's Build Day for Habitat for Humanity. 

June 2014

  • Kennebec Federal Savings held a special dress down day for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Employees wore orange or lime green and made donations for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation. 

July 2014

  • Kennebec Federal Savings donated red, white, and blue glow bracelets, necklaces and sunglasses for the 4th of July to the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter. We also donated temporary wash off tattoos for the children at the Shelter.
  • Kennebec Federal Savings was a sponsor for the Maine International Film Festival, which is held each July in Waterville.  Several KFS employees donated their time to help out with the Film Festival, as well.

August 2014

  • KFS donated backpacks filled with school supplies for thirteen children at the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter. 
  • Kennebec Federal Savings employees joined Spectrum Generations'  Money Minders program, through which they assist elderly people with budgeting, bill paying , and checkbook balancing.

November 2014

  • KFS was involved with the Parade of Lights which happens in downtown Waterville.  KFS employees handed out over 1,000 gift bags to children at the Parade of Lights in downtown Waterville.  Gift bags were filled with glow sticks, hot cocoa, sticklets and chocolate coins.

December 2014

  • KFS held a book drive to collect books for the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter.  Employees and customers donated 8 boxes full of books. 
  • KFS employees filled Christmas stockings for all of the children staying the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter.  The stockings were filled with hats, mittens, fleece blankets, candy, and age appropriate toys. 

2013

In keeping with the spirit of giving back to our community, Kennebec Federal Savings donated $25,000 of its 2013 profits to area charitable programs.  During the year, we invested in local programs for education, child care development, the arts, basic human services and much more.  Over the past five years KFS has donated just under $125,000 toward Central Maine charitable organizations.

In addition to financial support, the bank encourages strong employee commitment to community volunteerism.  Each year, KFS employees volunteer hundreds of  hours to community service and participation in fundraising events for area charitable organizations.  In keeping with the bank's long-standing spirit of giving back to the community Kennebec Federal Savings' employees volunteered over 262 hours in 2013.  In addition, KFS employees wore casual attire on Fridays in 2013 in exchange for a charitable donation. The following organizations benefited from employee "dress-down" donations in 2013: Meals on Wheels, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, Pine Tree Society, Humane Society Waterville Area, Lupus Foundation, Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen, Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, American Cancer Society, The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers, and LI-HEAP

April 2013

  • A team of fifteen KFS employees and their family members solicited donations and bowled to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid Maine.

May 2013

  • A team of nine KFS employees participated in Habitat for Humanity's Women's Build Day. The work day consisted of interior painting and vinyl siding installation.   In addition, Kennebec Federal Savings donated paint brushes, paint trays and rollers to be used in this endeavor. 

June 2013

  • Three KFS employees participated in the KVCC Golf Tournament.  Employees organized and ran the putting contest.  KFS also donated a golf bag to the winner of the putting contest.

July 2013

  • Nine KFS employees volunteered at the Maine International Film Festival. Employees volunteered in various capacities; distributing flyers, collecting tickets, filling water coolers and setting up chairs.
  • Ten KFS employees donated time to shop, cook and serve a barbeque dinner at the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter.  KFS employees also purchased craft items and organized children's activities.  

August 2013

  • Nine KFS employees volunteered to set up tables and chairs for the annual Taste of Greater Waterville. 

October 2013

  • Fourteen KFS employees prepared a Lasagna and Chicken Parmesan dinner for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter.  KFS also purchased Halloween craft items for children residing at the Shelter.

November 2013

  • KFS matched employee donations to the Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers.  Holiday gift items were purchased with the donations and delivered to the Home. 
  • KFS employees coordinated with the American Red Cross to organize a blood drive at the Washington Street office.  Seven KFS employees worked at the event and/or donated blood.
  • Thirteen KFS employees volunteered time at the annual Downtown Waterville Holiday Parade of Lights.  Prior to the event KFS put together 500 packets consisting of candy canes, cocoa mix and glow in the dark candles. Employees distributed these packets along the parade route.  KFS also opened the Main Street lobby to the public as a pass thru from the Concourse to Main Street and as a place to get warm. 

 

We truly feel these contributions and volunteerism help make our community a better place to live, work and do business.