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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (Dec. 3, 2019) — Professionals working in the mortgage industry plowed through snow to participate in the Annual Toys for Tots Breakfast at the Metacomet Golf Club. Dozens of unwrapped gifts quickly piled up, marking another successful event for Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association (RIMBA).
“It will take a little more than snow to stop our members from attending,” said Patrick Deady, President of RIMBA and Senior Vice President and Director of Residential and Consumer Lending at BankFive. “We are proud to continue a tradition that has brought thousands of smiles to kids over the years.”
Throughout the month of November, RIMBA reminded its members about the importance of giving back and encouraged organization leaders to host their own toy drives leading up to the event. Stacks of toys and games were collected and brought to the event for that purpose, which RIMBA leaders say was very much appreciated.
“I want to thank all of you for coming out this morning, and for bringing these fabulous gifts,” said Tom Fleming, Executive Vice President at RIMBA. “These items mean the world to children who are facing financial hardship.”
The Marine Toys for Tots program was established in 1947 with the mission of delivering toys to children in need. Through the program, millions of toys have been successfully distributed to children from underprivileged backgrounds. At the end of the event, members from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve accepted the charitable donations from Rhode Island’s mortgage industry professionals.
Event sponsors included:
Capital City Financial Corp.
Shamrock Home Loans
RAFFLE & TOY DRIVE
Atlantic Home Loans
Equity National Title
Fidelity National Title Group
Fleming Advisory Services
Home Loan Investment Bank
Home Loan Investment Bank
Navigant Credit Union
Pawtucket Credit Union
About Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association
The Rhode Island Mortgage Bankers Association is dedicated to promoting and sustaining responsible home lending in Rhode Island. The mortgage association has over 90 corporate members, which represent thousands of mortgage lenders throughout the state who help businesses and people secure mortgages. As part of its overarching plan to create a better housing market, RIMBA regularly promotes educational initiatives, addresses legislative challenges, and strives to cultivate membership growth. For more information about RIMBA, visit: rimba.org.