Being an active partner in the community is a cornerstone of Beverly Bank’s philosophy. Whether it's our employee leadership roles in area Chambers of Commerce and civic organizations, Beverly Bank's unwavering support of education and the arts, or programs such as school banking at Hannah, North Beverly and Ayers-Ryalside Elementary Schools, or the annual children's face painting event at our at our Cabot Street office on New Year's Eve - we are dedicated to supporting North Shore communities.
Preparing and Serving
On November 16th, a team of Beverly Bank "would be chefs" gathered at Lifebridge in Salem to prepare and serve a total of 97 meals to those in need. From the meal planning and shopping by our leaders Linda and Kathleen, to the chopping, stirring and portioning out dinner of Chicken Broccoli Ziti Alfredo to the Lifebridge guests, Beverly Bank staffers worked flawlessly as a team. Receptionists, mortgage lending, compliance, human resources and marketing, as well as Beverly Bank's president/ceo, were on hand to participate in this community event. Click here for more information about Lifebridge.
Beverly Bank "chefs" at Lifebridge in Salem
On June 28th, 2015 Beverly Bank employees participated in this year’s North Shore Cancer Walk. The 10k Walk route went throughout Salem. Though it was a cold and rainy day, a significant amount of people walked to support the cause.
Money raised from the North Shore Cancer Walk will support the construction of the new inpatient oncology unit at North Shore Medical Center as well as wellness services and support programs at the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. To learn more about the North Shore Cancer Walk please click here.
Beverly Bank employees at mile 5
of the 10k North Shore Cancer Walk
Walking for a Cause
Beverly Bank Commercial Loan Officers Chris Kuchar and Matt LaFlamme, together with their sons, participated in the 2nd Annual LUNGSTRONG 5K Run & 1.5 Mile Walk this past May. All of the proceeds from the race will benefit MGH’s Thoracic Cancer Research Program. LUNGSTRONG was founded in 2011 with the purpose of funding innovative lung cancer research. Since its inception LUNGSTRONG has helped fund over $1,000,000 in lung cancer research. LUNGSTRONG is dedicated to funding innovative lung cancer research in order to eradicate the disease. For more information about LUNGSTRONG and the date of next years race visit lungstrong.org. Chris Kuchar with his son Matt LaFlamme with his son
Supporting the Community
On Sunday, April 26, 2015, Beverly Bank employees and their families took to the streets of Salem for the 23rd Annual Walk for HAWC. Beverly Bank has been a proud sponsor of the Walk for HAWC for 13 years and to show our support we provided a water stop for the participants walking by. The 3-mile route was created to raise awareness for domestic violence in the North Shore.
To learn more about the Walk of HAWC and HAWC please click here.
Beverly Bank employees and their
families at this year's Walk for HAWC
Lending a Hand
This past May, Beverly Bank employees volunteered at Beverly Bootstraps’ food pantry sorting the incoming food from the Stamp Out Hunger National Food Drive
, the largest one-day food drive in the nation. This drive has delivered more than one billion pounds of food over the past 20 years. All of the food collected is delivered to local food pantries, including Beverly Bootstraps’ Food Pantry. Beverly Bootstraps serves 9 percent of the people living in Beverly, as well as Manchester-by-the-Sea.
On Saturday June 6, 2015, Beverly Bank employees volunteered at the Beverly Bootstraps Food Drive
at Market Basket in Danvers. A total of 12 Beverly Bank employees and their families collected almost 1 ton of food, and $52.60 in monetary donations. The food collected feeds the people in the surrounding community who need food assistance. Beverly Bank employees at Beverly Bank employees andthe Stamp Out Hunger National their families at the BeverlyFood Drive Bootstraps Food Drive
Volunteer efforts continued on June 12, 2015 when Beverly Bank employees sorted the food collected from Market Basket, as well as additional food donations totaling 3,500 pounds! To learn more about volunteering and Beverly Bootstraps visit beverlybootstraps.org.Beverly Bank employees help
sort collected food
Books, Books and More Books!
Beverly Bank employees donated a total of 60 books for the Pathways for Children Head Start program during the holiday season. Pictured below are some of the employees who participated in the book drive, along with Pathways for Children Development Officer Ilia Stacy. The books will be part of a donation of 292 books - one for each of the children who participate in the Head Start program at 292 Cabot Street, Beverly. The children range in age between 2 years/9 months and 5 years. For more information about the Pathways for Children program, go to: pathwaysforchildren.org