North Shore Bank recently presented the Saugus Family YMCA with a $1,500 contribution. The proceeds were raised by Bank employees 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 organization. With this donation to the Saugus Family YMCA, the Bank’s Jeans Day Program has now raised over $100,000 for local non-profits and charitable organizations since its inception.
Erin Riley, Branch Manager of the Bank’s Lynn Fells Parkway, Saugus branch said, “The focus of our Jeans Day program has always been to help local organizations and initiatives that contribute to the strength of the communities we serve. We’re proud to hit this $100,000 milestone. It says so much for the generous staff here at North Shore Bank.”
As a part of the YMCA of Metro North, the Saugus Family YMCA is a diverse association of men, women and children joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of youth, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility in our community.
Julieann Garland, Branch Manager of the Bank’s Hamilton Street, Saugus branch added. “The Saugus Family YMCA has been an advocate of healthy living for decades. We felt that with the money raised through our Jeans Day program we had a wonderful opportunity to support the children and families in our community.”
Ricky Baez, Director of Curriculum and Educational Advancement for the YMCA, said part of the donation will go towards building the STEAM program.
“We can’t thank North Shore Bank enough for their continued support and generosity,” Baez said. “A portion of these funds will go into directly supporting STEAM based curriculum. With the addition of 4 new classrooms recently, this donation will help us creatively fund projects, purchase materials and bring in specialists to create some hands-on experiences for the children we serve.”