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August e-News

Grand Opening: Third Cranston Branch

Washington Trust’s newest Cranston branch located at 2174 Plainfield Pike is now open! Located across from the English Muffin restaurant, the Plainfield Pike branch offers drive-up service, 24 hour ATM and extended branch hours for convenient banking. Join us for a Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, September 7th from Noon to 2:00pm. The first 50 people to attend will receive a four pack of Providence Bruins tickets. Stop by and say hello to Samboni and enjoy free popcorn and Pinkberry treats! Spin the Prize Wheel with LiteRock 105’s Tony Bristol and enter to win great prizes. While you are there, you can also enter to win our Millionaire for the Day Grand Prize! You will receive one day’s interest on $1 million, an I Luv RI gift basket full of Rhode Island goodies, and a night out on the town including limo transportation, dinner and tickets to Elf at Providence Performing Arts Center! For more information about our Grand Opening Celebration, call 800-475-2265.

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Washington Trust Donates More Than 4,000 Books to the United Way

Washington Trust recently partnered with the United Way of Rhode Island’s Women’s Leadership Council for their Children’s Book Drive that ran from June 9 through July 31. Washington Trust employees collected more than 4,000 books throughout the Bank's 19 branch locations, their Operations Center and Corporate Headquarters. More than 13,000 books were collected for Rhode Island children as part of the Children’s Book Drive.

“Washington Trust is thrilled to have contributed such an essential need for children as two-thirds of low income families do not have a single book in their home,” said Joseph J. MarcAurele, Washington Trust Chairman, President & CEO. “The United Way is doing their part to make a difference in children’s literacy and we are pleased to participate in their efforts.”

All of the books collected will be distributed as part of Back to School Celebration RI in conjunction with Books Are Wings, a Rhode Island organization dedicated to ensuring that all children have books in their homes. The annual event, which provides children in-need with a backpack full of school supplies for the coming academic year, helps 16,000 local youth statewide. This year, children will have an opportunity to select a book of their choice to begin building their at-home library.

“We need to do everything we can as a community to support literacy programs and foster a love of reading among our young students,” said Anthony Maione, president & CEO of United Way of Rhode Island. “Working together, we can ensure every child in Rhode Island is able to read to learn, and we’re grateful to partners like The Washington Trust Company for their generous support of our efforts to help children succeed in school and in life.”

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Tips For Green Cleaning

Cleaning products are everywhere, but most of the conventional ones are petroleum-based. Here are some natural products and methods that keep a home clean and fresh smelling, without harsh chemicals:

  • Vinegar: When combined with equal parts water in a spray bottle, you've made a fantastic all-purpose cleaner
  • Coffee Grinds: Keep your trash smelling fresher longer by putting coffee grinds in the bottom of a new trash can liner
  • Baking soda: Scrub sinks and bathtubs with baking soda for a natural and clean deodorizer
  • Lemon Juice & Salt: A lemon cut in half and dipped in salt removes spots from your copper and brass
  • Hydrogen Peroxide: A cotton swab moistened with hydrogen peroxide can disinfect and clean your computer keyboards
  • Olive Oil: Mix 1 cup of olive oil with 1/2 cup of lemon juice and you have a furniture polish for your hardwood furniture

For more home improvement tips, please visit www.washtrusthometips.com.

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