For Immediate Release

Peter Roveto
Brookline Bank

BOSTON, MA, March 24, 2022 – Brookline Bank announced today that more than 1,600 personal care products were collected for Hope & Comfort at its recent Retail Recognition Celebration. Hope & Comfort is a non-profit based in Needham whose mission is to combat hygiene insecurity to support and improve the health, self-esteem, and hygiene education of Massachusetts youth and families in need.

“We are thrilled to be able to support Hope & Comfort’s mission to address hygiene insecurity,” said Leslie Joannides-Burgos, EVP, Retail Banking at Brookline Bank. “These essential personal care products donated by our team members at Brookline Bank will help Hope & Comfort continue to make a real difference in many lives.”

The donated items, which include shampoo, conditioner, soap, body wash, deodorant, and toothpaste, amongst others, will be distributed via community partners, including Boston Public Schools, Boys & Girls Clubs, Cradles to Crayons, The Greater Boston Food Bank, and other community-focused organizations.

“We are grateful for the Brookline Bank employees’ generous donations of hygiene products,” said Kerry Carter, CEO at Hope & Comfort. “These items will have an immediate impact on the hundreds of thousands of youth and families in need we serve across the region and Massachusetts.”

For more information about Hope & Comfort and its mission, please visit

About Brookline Bank

Brookline Bank is a subsidiary of Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRKL), and is headquartered in Brookline, Massachusetts. A full-service financial institution, Brookline Bank provides individuals and businesses with deposit and lending services, residential mortgages and home equity lending, commercial and CRE banking, cash management and foreign exchange services, and access to investment and wealth management services. Brookline Bank has convenient locations across greater Boston and the North Shore. For more information go to Brookline Bank is an Equal Opportunity and Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.