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WILMINGTON, Del., April 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Over 100 WSFS and Beneficial Bank Associates and their children participated in the sixth annual “Take Your Children to the Community Week,” WSFS Bank’s spin on the national, “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” The annual week of community service is coordinated with not-for-profit organizations throughout the Bank’s combined footprint in Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. It was created to teach the next generation the value of helping others and the impact they can make in their local community.
Throughout the week of April 22nd, children volunteers and Bank Associates volunteered at nine locations in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania, and Burlington County in South Jersey.
“Every year, 'Take Your Children to the Community Week' embodies all the wonderful things that make up WSFS: Our culture of service, and our Associates who make this day successful by living our Mission of We Stand For Service, and who inspire in the children around them that same ethos of service to others,” said Vernita Dorsey, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Strategy, WSFS Bank.
In Delaware, children volunteers played with pets available for adoption at the Delaware Humane Association; helped prepare for the upcoming Annual Rare Plant Exhibit at the Delaware Center for Horticulture; and performed clean ups at Southern Delaware Therapeutic Riding and at the USDA People’s Garden for Earth Day.
Pennsylvania Associates and their children spent the day packing food and coloring food boxes for the Chester County Food Bank and organizing school rooms at the ACLAMO Family Center. At Conshohocken’s Cradles to Crayons, Bank Associates and children volunteers sorted clothing and toys for distribution to underserved children in the community.
In Burlington County, children volunteers spent the day outdoors cleaning up, painting and gardening the grounds of the YMCA in the Pines in Medford.
About WSFS Financial Corporation
WSFS Financial Corporation is a multi-billion dollar financial services company. Its primary subsidiary, WSFS Bank, is the oldest and largest locally-managed bank and trust company headquartered in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. As of March 31, 2019, WSFS Financial Corporation had $12.2 billion in assets on its balance sheet and $19.0 billion in assets under management and administration. WSFS operates from 152 offices located in Delaware (49), Pennsylvania (72), New Jersey (29), Virginia (1) and Nevada (1) and provides comprehensive financial services including commercial banking, retail banking, cash management and trust and wealth management. Other subsidiaries or divisions include Beneficial Equipment Finance Corporation, Cash Connect®, Christiana Trust Group, Cypress Capital Management, LLC, NewLane Finance, Powdermill Financial Solutions, WSFS Institutional Services, WSFS Wealth Investments, West Capital Management, and WSFS Mortgage and Arrow Land Transfer. Serving the greater Delaware Valley since 1832, WSFS Bank is one of the ten oldest banks in the United States continuously operating under the same name. For more information, please visit wsfsbank.com.
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