Rockland, Mass. (June 27, 2017) – On June 1st, Rockland Trust kicked off its ninth annual Reading Makes Cent$ program, offering students the opportunity to increase their literacy level and learn fiscal responsibility during their summer break from school.
All students entering grades 1-8 in the fall of 2017 are eligible to participate in the program and can earn $2.50 in a Rockland Trust savings account for each book they read, up to a maximum of 10 books for $25.
Since the program’s launch in 2009, nearly 95,000 books have been read and over $235,000 donated by the Bank for the students’ endeavors.
This summer, Rockland Trust will be hosting reading events throughout the community, partnering with local libraries, book stores, and youth organizations from Greater Boston to Martha’s Vineyard. Visit Rockland Trust’s Community webpage or follow the Bank on Facebook for a listing of the events.
Participants and a parent or guardian can stop by any Rockland Trust branch through August 31st to enroll in the program, open a savings account, and pick up a Rockland Trust Reading Journal. To be eligible for the program, students must record an outline of each book they read in the journal and hand them in at any Rockland Trust branch by September 12, 2017.
Recently, the Bank also completed its first Rockland Trust Read-a-thon, where students from Derby Academy and Horace Mann Elementary School participated to raise money for the Alzeimer’s Association and the Melrose Public Library, respectively.
For official rules and eligibility or to enroll in the Reading Makes Cent$ program and get a summer reading journal, go to any Rockland Trust branch or visit the Reading Makes Cent$ page for additional information.
About Rockland Trust
Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ Global Select Market: INDB) has approximately $7.9 billion in assets and is the holding company for Rockland Trust Company, a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts. Named in 2016 to The Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” list for the eighth consecutive year, Rockland Trust offers a wide range of banking, investment, and insurance services. The Bank serves businesses and individuals through approximately 100 retail branches, commercial lending offices, investment management offices, and residential lending centers located in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as well as through telephone and mobile banking, and the Internet. The Company is also an FDIC member and an Equal Housing Lender. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit www.rocklandtrust.com.