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Hannah Storm Hosts Greenwich Fundraiser For Children's Charity

The Board of the Hannah Storm Foundation, from L to R: Duke Storen, Dr. Milton Waner, Hannah Storm, Nicholar Sparks and Carmen Belmont. Not pictured: Dan Kass.
The Board of the Hannah Storm Foundation, from L to R: Duke Storen, Dr. Milton Waner, Hannah Storm, Nicholar Sparks and Carmen Belmont. Not pictured: Dan Kass. Photo Credit: www.hannahstormfoundation.org/

GREENWICH, Conn. – People’s United Bank Greenwich branches and the Hannah Storm Foundation will join forces this holiday season during their “Brighten up a Child’s Life” fundraising campaign, kicking off Nov. 29 with a reception attended by Hannah Storm at 119 E. Putnam Ave. in Cos Cob.

For every $5 donation made at any of the People’s United Greenwich-area locations through Jan. 5, customers, visitors and employees will have the opportunity to illuminate one light on a holiday tree.

The trees will be displayed in branch lobbies located at:

  • 1155 E. Putnam Ave., Riverside;
  • 119 E. Putnam Ave., Cos Cob;
  • 410 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich; and
  • 146 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich.

“Our goal is to raise $20,000 by the New Year,” said Stephen Shealy, People’s United Bank vice president and senior market manager in Greenwich. “We are proud to work with the foundation and to make a difference for these wonderful children – the earlier we can help them, the better chance they have to lead healthy, rewarding lives.”

Hannah Storm, founder of the Hannah Storm Foundation, said, “We are so thrilled to partner with People’s United Bank to ‘Brighten up A Child’s Life’ this holiday season. The monies raised through this campaign will help ensure our children have the lives they deserve.”

People's United Bank is a subsidiary of People's United Financial Inc., a diversified financial services company with $34 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, Northeastern regional bank offering commercial and retail banking as well as wealth management services through a network of more than 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

The Hannah Storm Foundation was created in 2008. Its mission is raising awareness, funding treatment and providing information for children suffering from disfiguring vascular birthmarks.

Hannah's passion stems from having a port wine stain birthmark underneath her left eye. The Foundation also funds the Hannah Storm Journalism Internship at Notre Dame. It was started in 2006 as an opportunity for current Notre Dame undergraduate students to gain practical experience while working in the Alumni Association's Communications and Marketing department. For more information on how to donate please visit http://www.hannahstormfoundation.org .

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