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NSB Branches to Collect Holiday Gifts for Local Shelters

27  November 2017
North Shore Bank Branches to Collect Holiday Gifts for Local Shelters

PEABODY, MA — ( - Through December 15th, North Shore Bank branches will be collecting new, unwrapped holiday gifts to benefit the families in residence of local shelters operated by Citizens Inn. In addition, North Shore Bank Saugus branches will be collecting toys as part of the annual Saugus Firefighters Toy Drive while the Merrimac and Newton, New Hampshire branches will be collecting for Toys for Tots.

Kevin Tierney, North Shore Bank’s President said,

 “We’re proud of our employees and customers for taking the initiative to help those families in our community who are facing challenges in their everyday lives, especially during this time of the year.  This is what being part of a community is all about”, Tierney continued, “helping our neighbors in difficult times.  What we receive in return is the satisfaction of knowing that we made a difference in someone’s life.”

The bank is encouraging donations to their Holiday Gift Drive and any contribution is greatly appreciated. Below is a list of requested items.









  Bath Robes




  CDs and DVDs


  Wet Wipes in individual packets


  Toys & Games


  Coloring Books

  Gift Cards

Items can be dropped off at any North Shore Bank location during normal banking hours. The deadline for dropping off gifts is Friday, December 15th. For further information call 978-538-7000 or speak to a Customer Service Representative.

About Citizens Inn
Citizens Inn works on an individual basis to help families and individuals who are experiencing a housing crisis or food insecurity. Citizens Inn, now merged with Haven from Hunger, has served families and individuals across the North Shore for over 34 years. Their programs - Citizens Inn Between, Citizens Inn Transition, Citizens Inn Homes, and Citizens Inn Haven from Hunger - are designed to help families and individuals prepare for and transition to a suitable life. Through their work, they not only provide a safe place to stay and a meal on the table, but offer tools to empower families and individuals to find permanent solutions to break the patters of instability in their lives.

About the Saugus Firefighters Toy Drive
Each December, retired Saugus Fire Captain Bill O’Malley and his team of volunteers place collection bins at Town Hall, the Fire Department, banks, and other town hot spots where residents can easily drop off gifts. Residents can still drop off new, unopened gifts at the Essex Street Fire Station, 120 Essex St., or at any of the collection boxes around town. Any Saugus residents looking for assistance this holiday season can call Bill O’Malley at 781-233-7274.

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.

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