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Small Change, Big Difference

Boys Girls Club and Walton School

The Walton Elementary School Student Council in Wakefield met virtually with a Director of the Boys & Girls Club in May to learn about their mission and all the good work they do for the community. The Council then decided to host a spare change fundraiser to benefit the 2021 summer programming at Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield, and invited all students to bring their spare change to school to deposit in the collection container.

Walton students and parents stopped by Wakefield Co-operative Bank at the end of the fundraiser in June to tally up the change collected using the bank’s coin machine, amounting to $101.33. The bank’s President & CEO, Jeff Worth, took $100 in cash out of his suit pocket to bring the donation to $201.33 and the Trachtenberg family matched that amount, with a final total of $402.66.

Pictured here: Amy Leeman (Walton Parent); Janet Rivers, Community Relationship Manager, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Walton Student Council Member Emily Collins; Lauren Burke (Walton Alumni); Marissa Leeman (Walton grade 3); Walton Student Council Member Alison Burke; Jeff Worth, President & CEO, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Adam Rodgers, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield; Katie Cafferty, Development Associate, Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield; Anthony Guardia, Chief Development Officer, Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham & Wakefield; Mohammed Bezzat, VP, Retail Administration & Business Development.