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North Shore Bank helps homeless children on the North Shore get back to school

Posted by Amanda Stonely  September 26, 2011 10:00 AM

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Christopher Pesce, Assistant Vice President and Marketing Officer of North Shore Bank (right), and Laura Hudson, IRA Representative (left), presents Sandy Ortins, North Shore Site Coordinator for School on Wheels Massachusetts with a back pack, part of a campaign to raise school supplies for the many homeless children on the North Shore.

The following was submitted by North Shore Bank:

Peabody, Massachusetts – Once again, North Shore Bank played a very big role in helping Homeless Children on the North Shore get back to school.  For the third year, the Bank participated in a very special project to help collect school supplies for homeless children on the North Shore.  Along with School on Wheels Massachusetts, an organization that educates children impacted by homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential, North Shore Bank asked the community to provide academic consistency and hope to these children by donating back packs and new school supplies to the program.  

North Shore Bank’s eight branch locations were designated as drop off areas for donations.  Contributions from the community were collected in special bins at each of the bank’s branch offices and donated to the program.

Dave LaFlamme, North Shore Bank’s President and Chief Executive Officer said, “This is what being a community is all about, helping your neighbors who are going through some tough times.  I’m thankful to all of our customers and employees who made donations.”

Sandy Ortins, North Shore Site Coordinator for School on Wheels Massachusetts said, “With the support of North Shore Bank and their generous donation of school supplies and back packs, many of the homeless children living in shelters and motels on the North Shore are prepared for their first day of school.   There is nothing like seeing the smile on a child’s face when they go to school with their brand new back pack and supplies. ”

North Shore Bank is a full-service community bank with eight branches in North Shore communities including Beverly, Danvers, Middleton, Peabody, and Salem, and maintains an online banking presence at northshore-bank.com.

For more information on School on Wheels Massachusetts, go to www.sowma.org.

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