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Exhibit 'A' Brewing and Avidia bank Raise Money for Foster Children to Attend School of Rock Natick

Avidia Bank and Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company partnered to create a beer together that would benefit the Rise Above Foundation.

Two dollars from each 4 pack of the beer sold in addition to the proceeds from the inaugural Demo Tape Fest were donated, leading to a total of $1,792 raised.

This amount of money will allow Rise Above Foundation to send a child experiencing foster care to School of Rock in Natick. School of Rock Natick provides music training camps and lessons for children age 6-18 and recently performed at Demo Tape Fest.

“We’re honored to be the beneficiary of such a unique partnership,” said Rise Above Co-founder and Executive Director Sarah Baldiga. “This support will enable a child in foster care to participate in an incredible musical arts program, allowing them to pursue a passion, put their worries aside and enjoy life as a kid.”



“It was great working with our local business neighbors to help kids and to help encourage a passion for music. Anytime we can do that, it’s a win for everyone,” said Kelsey Roth, General Manager at Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company.

“This was a great opportunity for us to get to know our community and give back in a truly unique way,” said said Katelin Cwieka, AVP – Social Media and Brand Communications Manager at Avidia Bank.


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Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company is a brewery located in Framingham, that focuses on high quality, artisanal beers using the best ingredients. The small business just celebrated its 2nd anniversary.

Avidia Bank is a $1.5 billion community bank based in Hudson, with additional locations in Framingham, Westborough, Leominster, Shrewsbury, Clinton, Marlborough, Northborough and Clinton.

Rise Above responds to the growing need to give youth in foster care opportunities that provide them a sense of normalcy, provide comfort and build self-esteem. In funding individual wishes for prom expenses, soccer registration, driver’s education courses, clarinet lessons and more, Rise Above has provided positive, healing experiences to more than 4,000 Massachusetts children in foster care since its founding in 2009.

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