Saugus, MA (www.saugusbank.com) – As in prior years, Saugusbank employees and customers again contributed to a number of holiday toy drives. Throughout the month of December, all Saugusbank branches were again collection sites for the Saugus Fire Department’s annual holiday undertaking. This year, more than two hundred new toys and articles of clothing were donated at the bank to support the department’s program. According to Saugusbank President & CEO, Kevin Tierney:
“We’re extremely proud of our employees and customers; they’ve consistently demonstrated the spirit of the season. Their enthusiasm and generosity never fails to amaze us and there is little doubt that their efforts have made a real difference to those in the community that are less fortunate.”
In addition, Saugusbank employees also participated directly with the BridgeHouse Family Shelter in Lynn—donating toys and clothing that benefited more than twenty families served by the non-profit. Organized by Saugusbank Branch Manager, Deb Alphonse, this effort ultimately garnered more than one hundred items. The organization’s Housing & Stabilization Case Manager, Danielle Rossewey, expressed appreciation when she related:
"We’d obviously like to thank Saugusbank for making this holiday special for our homeless families. Given the current state of our economy, we are not always able to provide the extras, like holiday gifts and it’s thoughtful, generous people like those at the bank that make it possible."
Saugusbank Branch Manager, Deb Alphonse (right), and Bridgehouse Shelter volunteer and program donor Mary Lou MacMillan coordinated the recent holiday toy drive at the bank.
Saugusbank is an independent, full-service community bank with over $200 million in assets. Founded in 1911, the organization offers a wide variety of loan and deposit products that cater to the individual and business needs of the community. In addition to its chartered mission, the bank is also an active supporter of philanthropic ventures throughout the area.
BridgeHouse is a Lynn-based non-profit which is operated by the Lynn Shelter Association. Providing an alternative to temporary housing arrangements, Bridgehouse seeks to bridge the gap between homelessness and independent residency. The mission of the house is to provide a continuum of strong support services for families to establish self-sufficient lifestyles, and to restore self-esteem and dignity to the head of the household and children.< Back to list