SSB's Community Connections

When you choose a local bank, your money stays local. It helps grow our economy, support worthy organizations, and improve community relationships.

When you invest in us, we invest in our community. We all feel so lucky to be able to live, work, and volunteer in the Greater Pittsburgh area. We get to work with organizations we admire and support causes we're passionate about. Here are a few of the programs SSB has in place.

Our Community Partnerships

The Friday Jeans Fund

SSB employees can opt to have $5 taken out of their paycheck each pay period. They get to wear jeans on Fridays, and the money gets collecting into a fund. At the end of the year, we all vote on which local organization would benefit most from that money. This program gives employees a way to make a big impact for the organizations that matter most to them.

In 2018, we chose to partner with Variety the Children's Charity to provide a customized bike for a little girl with physical limitations.

 For more information about Variety the Children's Charity, visit

Animal Friends

For 75 years, Animal Friends has continually set – and raised – the bar for humane programming in the Pittsburgh region. Their 75-acre campus serves as a center of compassion and hope for more than 2,600 homeless pets annually.

SSB Bank hosted an adoption fair so that members of the community could meet and adopt kittens in need of loving homes. Our staff believes that responsible pet ownership means not only loving your pet, but knowing how to care for them for many years to come. We presented families with information on how to care for their new friends, but also how to budget for them.

For more information about Animal Friends, visit

HEARTH Partnership

HEARTH is a local organization focused on providing a range of supportive services and housing that empowers homeless families, who are survivors of domestic violence or other trauma to become independent, self-sufficient, and adequately housed.

As of fall 2018, SSB Bank is working to build a long-term relationship with HEARTH. We have been organizing fundraisers and collections to help support the women and their families. While the organization appreciates monetary and in-kind support, the biggest resource they need is in-person support and volunteer time. Our staff will be providing informational sessions about personal banking to help the women at HEARTH get back on their feet.

For more information about hearth, visit

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