Township of Washington, NJ – August 3, 2012 – The OritaniBank Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Shelter Our Sisters (SOS) Childrens Program. Founded in 1976, SOS provides emergency shelter for victims of domestic violence in Bergen County. The Childrens Program at the Emergency Shelter works specifically to aid children by stabilizing the childs environment and counteracting the effects of abuse resulting from violence at home.
“This is our second year supporting Shelter Our Sisters because we believe the organization performs an invaluable service by protecting vulnerable children,” said Kevin J. Lynch, President of the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation and Chairman, President and CEO of Oritani Bank. “More than 150 children a year are involved in the program, and with the help of SOS they can begin to repair their lives after the impact of domestic violence. The future of Bergen County and our communities is truly about the future of our children, which is why we are so proud to support SOSs positive work.”
OritaniBank Charitable Foundations donation to Shelter Our Sisters will help fund, in part, a comprehensive therapy program to address the anger, depression, anxiety, aggression and self-esteem issues, as well as the impaired social skills development, that often result from domestic abuse and violence at home. For more information about Shelter Our Sisters, visit http://www.shelteroursisters.org or call 201-836-1075.
Oritani Bank established the OritaniBank Charitable Foundation in 2007 to assist not-for-profit organizations that help to improve the quality of life for area residents, especially those members of its communities most in need. Since its inception the Foundation has donated more than $3 million to local charitable organizations, primarily in support of education, health & human services, youth programs, and affordable housing.
Oritani Bank is a 101-year-old community bank with over $2.8 billion in assets, based in the Township of Washington, New Jersey. Oritani Bank is a publicly held company trading on the NASDAQ with the trading symbol “ORIT.” Oritani Bank offers a full line of deposit and loan services to both retail and commercial customers. For more information, call 888-ORITANI, or visit their website, www.oritani.com.