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 delivery of fresh corn from a local farmer’s market for Pauline, a 90-year-old grandmother in Biddeford, because she loves gardening and cannot do it anymore.
A gift card to The Bookworm in Gorham for Mr. Choate, a 3rd grade teacher at Great Falls Elementary, to fill his classroom with books because he inspires children to read.
A donation to the Gorham Backpack Program, so food insecure kids will have food to take home over the weekend during the school year.