Santander Bank, N.A. Recently Awarded the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bristol County with an “Ideas for Good” Campaign Donation

FALL RIVER, MA – Santander Bank, N.A. recently awarded the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of Bristol County with an “Ideas for Good” campaign donation in the amount of $1,000. Through this campaign, customers from the Westport and New Bedford’s One’s Corner branches selected the center as the nonprofit to receive the charitable donation. The “Ideas for Good” initiative was created to help introduce Santander’s new name to communities late last year

National statistics tell us that one in four girls and one in six boys will be the victim of sexual abuse by the time they reach 18. Ninety percent of children are sexually abused by someone they know, love and trust. And national statistics show that 60 percent of parents/caretakers of child victims have been victims themselves. Bristol County statistics show comparable data in all these areas. And yet we know that not all cases come to the CAC and that childhood sexual abuse is an under-reported
crime.

The agency works closely with a number of area agencies, including law enforcement, the Department of Children & Families, and the District Attorney’s office, in providing direct services to children and families who have experienced sexual abuse, severe physical abuse or who have been witnesses to violence.

Executive Director, Michelle Loranger, said “We are most grateful for the generous support of Santander Bank and their customers and for designating our charity for this donation allowing us to expand services we are providing abused children.”

(left to right) Cristina Johnson, Santander New Bedford Branch Manager; Vangy Auclair, CAC Development Manager; Lisa Lamoureux, Santander Westport Branch Manager; and Scott Baran, Senior Retail District Executive.

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Cristina Johnson, Santander New Bedford Branch Manager; Vangy Auclair, CAC Development Manager; Lisa Lamoureux, Santander Westport Branch Manager; and Scott Baran, Senior Retail District Executive.

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