What better way to celebrate our 150th anniversary than by helping our community be a force for good in the lives of others. Over 150 days, we’ll be asking you to help us grant $150,000 worth of wishes by hanging a wish on our Wish Trees.
Visit a branch near you to make a wish.
150 Years of Banking
$150,000 Worth of Wishes
How it Works
Members of the community are invited to submit a wish to Wish Tree. Every month, we will grant wishes from the trees—up to $10,000 worth of wishes from July through November, and up to $100,000 more in December—giving away a total of $150,000 worth of wishes over the course of six months.
The more wishes the better, so make sure to tell your friends and neighbors—anyone who has a wish is welcome at GSB's Wish Tree, now through November 15.
How To Submit a Wish in Three Easy Steps
NEED SOME INSPIRATION?
Here are a few examples of wishes to get you started:
for a student loan payment on behalf of my friend Jenn.
she works so hard to make ends meet.
for a plane ticket to Florida for my neighbor, Doris, so that she can visit her son and his family.
Doris is always thinking of other people and doesn’t get a chance to see her family very often.
I could give my parents some toys to give to my children at Christmas.
Since they retired, they've had a hard time buying presents for my family.
for my 75 year old father’s driveway to be shoveled all winter.
he shouldn’t be doing it himself.
Wishes Are Coming True
A Hannaford gift card for a Portuguese-speaking single mom in Westbrook working full-time to support her two daughters, wished for by the daughter’s ESL teacher
Diapers for families in need at the local Cumberland County domestic violence shelter, Through These Doors, wished for by a case worker
Transportation assistance for an elderly man with advanced macular degeneration who cannot drive, but needs to bring his wife to chemotherapy