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Community Bank of the Chesapeake recently supported the Calvert Library Foundation with a donation made through its annual Casual for a Cause program. Casual for a Cause is an initiative created by Community Bank to help support local organizations while allowing employees to dress casually for the summer, a press release states. The bank selects deserving nonprofit organizations that serve the local community to be recipients of Casual for a Cause funds each year.

“In the ten years since the Casual for a Cause program began, Community Bank has been able to support many wonderful organizations, like the Calvert Library Foundation,” said Michael Middleton, executive chairman of the board for Community Bank of the Chesapeake, in the release. “Casual for a Cause is a unique campaign because it is supported entirely by employee donations. Year after year, our employees have embraced this idea of individual giving, and have made a real difference in the communities where they live and work.”

Community Bank employees participate in Casual for a Cause by making a donation, which entitles them to “casual dress” from May 1 through Labor Day. This year, contributions to Casual for a Cause totaled $6,500, the release states. In addition to the Calvert Library Foundation, the bank will donate to three other organizations within its service area: Charles County Dive Rescue Co. 13, St. Mary’s Nursing Center and Rappahannock Goodwill Industries.

“This is a wonderful and generous gift to the Library and to all the people of Calvert County, particularly as it is made possible by the individual donations of all the Community Bank of the Chesapeake team,” said W. Kipling At Lee Jr., director of the Calvert Library Foundation, in the release.

The Calvert Library Foundation is an organization that works to improve public library services and facilities in Calvert County by securing nongovernment funding from county residents, businesses and other private resources, according to the release. Funds raised by the foundation are used to make significant improvements to the libraries and their programs.