The Power of a Community

Gorham Savings Bank Fulfills “Winter Wishes” for Local Children

Every year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine depends on the kindness and dedication of the greater Portland community to ensure children of all ages have a gift to unwrap at its annual holiday parties.


Through a program created by Gorham Savings Bank called Winter Wishes, community members and bank employees respond to children’s wishes from greater Portland Clubhouses by donating gifts and leaving them in the lobby of the Commercial Street branch. The toys pile high in what employees affectionately call “toy mountain”.


Boys & Girls Club staff and bank employees then load up the gifts for transport to area Clubhouses. The program has grown to over 230 wishes since 2008.


Winter Wishes is a reminder of both the incredible generosity of our community and the financial struggle many Maine families face. Gorham Savings Bank is proud to be a small part of making this holiday season brighter for our friends and neighbors.