PEABODY, MA — (www.northshore-bank.com) North Shore Bank recently presented the YMCA of Metro North with a check for $1,375. The proceeds were given by bank employees during the month of September as part of their weekly “Jeans Day” program. In exchange for $5 each week, the bank’s staff can wear jeans to work with the funds collected, pooled and then donated to a local charity. Through the Bank's Jeans Day program, it has raised over $25,000 for local non-profit organizations and charitable funds to date.
According to Chris Pesce, North Shore Bank Vice President and Marketing Officer:
“The YMCA has been a champion of healthy living for decades. We heard of their September ‘lace up for healthy living’ campaign where local businesses let their employees wear sneakers for one day in exchange for a donation to the YMCA.” He went on to say, “It occurred to us that our Jeans Day program, which is run for the whole month, would fit right in line with their campaign.”
Tyler Fleming, Branch Executive Director of the Torigian Family YMCA said:
"Thank you to the employees of North Shore Bank for their generosity. We're honored to be chosen as a beneficiary of this employee-driven giving program. The donation will benefit the Y's healthy living programs, such as LIVESTRONG for cancer survivors, and will ensure that everyone has access to YMCA programs and services, no matter their physical or financial circumstances."
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, Newton, New Hampshire, Peabody, Salem and Saugus.
About the YMCA of Metro North
The mission of the YMCA of Metro North is to build strong kids, strong families and strong communities by enriching the lives of all people in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA of Metro North believes that lasting personal and social changes can only come about when we all work together. That's why, at the Y, strengthening the community is their cause. Every day, they work side-by-side with neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. The YMCA of Metro North encompasses seven different locations. While there are common threads that unite all branch operations, each site is unique and offers programs and services in line with their individual community needs and interests. For more information, visit www.ymcametronorth.org.
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