Pictured left to right are Nicole Levesque of Danvers, Michelle Kovalcson of Lynn, Northeast Arc Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Simons, and North Shore Bank's Andover Street, Peabody Branch Assistant Sales and Service Manager Chrystal Silva.
PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS (www.northshore-bank.com) – North Shore Bank recently presented Northeast Arc with a check for $1,200. The proceeds of this donation were raised by Bank employees as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program. Each month, employees designate a different non-profit organization, and in exchange for $5, they are allowed to wear jeans each Friday. The accumulated funds are then donated to the chosen organization at the end of each month.
In May, Northeast Arc was nominated by North Shore Bank’s staff. Since 1954, Northeast Arc has been helping people with disabilities become full participants in the community, choosing for themselves how to live, learn, work, socialize and play. Services include autism support, residential, transition and employment support.
Kevin M. Tierney, Sr., President and Chief Operating Officer of North Shore Bank explained:
Northeast Arc has become such a fixture throughout the North Shore — it was really only natural that we would think of them as a potential Jeans Day recipient.” He went on to say, “It’s pretty hard not to be inspired by the group’s commitment and we’re really gratified to be able to assist.”
Northeast Arc Chief Executive Officer Jo Ann Simons said of North Shore Bank’s contribution:
“This donation from the North Shore Bank employees really means a lot to our organization.” She went on to relay, “The money will support our Annual Fund, which provides seed money for innovative services including the Journeys program.”
About Northeast Arc
Northeast Arc (NeArc) changes lives for people with disabilities — and children at risk of developing them — and their families. The agency serves more than 9,000 people in 190 Massachusetts cities and towns each year. NeArc is the largest Arc in the state of Massachusetts and the 2nd largest (of 700) in the country. Services include: the ArcWorks Community Art Center, Autism Services, Day Habilitation, Deaf Services, Early Intervention, Employment Services, Family Support, First Steps Childcare & Preschool, Fiscal Intermediary, Personal Care Assistance, Recreation, Residential, Shared Living and Transition. Learn more at www.ne-arc.org.
About North Shore Bank
North Shore Bank is a full-service community bank based in Peabody, Massachusetts and serving the personal and business banking needs of the North Shore, eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Established in 1888, the bank operates out of twelve area offices, located in Beverly, Danvers, Merrimac, Middleton, Peabody, Salem, Saugus and Newton, New Hampshire. Through the Bank's Jeans Day program, it has raised nearly $20,000 for local non-profit organizations and charitable funds to date.
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