Fairfield County Bank has come up with a way to make change in the community with change from your pocket.

The bank has introduced Coins for a Cause, a new program designed to support local Fairfield County charities.

Since its founding in 1871, Fairfield County Bank supports the community in many ways including hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in charitable donations, providing over 4,000 hours a year in employee volunteer hours, and even free checking accounts for non-profits. Coins for a Cause is the latest program the Bank created to help local charities raise awareness and funds.

The Coins for a Cause program enables community members to use Fairfield County Bank coin machines to donate their loose change to local non-profits enrolled in the program. Charities can easily enroll in the program, starting by speaking with a local bank representative.  After enrolling, charities simply circulate their branded deposit records to their constituents to encourage donations.

A coin machine can be found in the Wilton branch of Fairfield County Bank, as well as at all of the 15 other bank locations.

“Local charities know that every penny counts. Coins for a Cause is just another way to help our many non-profits clients raise the critical funding necessary for their mission. Everyone has a jar or bowl where we collect loose change. Coins for a Cause is an easy way for us all to make a difference and feel good at the same time by donating that change to a favorite charity,” said Stephen Wooters, Fairfield County Bank executive vice president.

Community members can ask their favorite charities if they are enrolled in the program to obtain a Coins for a Cause charity-specific deposit slip. With the charity’s Coins for a Cause deposit slip, community members simply use the branch’s coin machines to count the coins and bring the coin machine slip and deposit record to any local Fairfield County Bank teller to be deposited into the charity’s account–100% of the proceeds go to the charity.