Wakefield Co-operative Bank employees recently wore jeans to work to benefit Northeast Arc’s Autism Support Center and bank President & CEO, Jeff Worth, doubled employee donations with a personal contribution out of his own pocket, bringing the total to $350.
Every month, bank employees are encouraged to wear denim to work on designated Jeans Days in exchange for a donation to a community organization. The Autism Support Center was nominated by employees as a Jeans Day recipient as a way to support national Autism Awareness Month in April.
“For the second year in a row, Jeff and his team at Wakefield Co-operative Bank have supported our Autism Support Center with a Jeans Day in honor of Autism Awareness Month,” said Gloria Ricardi Castillo, Director of Family Support Centers at Northeast Arc. “Community friends like them help us continue our work to help families affected by autism.”
The Autism Support Center opened in 1991 and has been helping parents and professionals in northeastern Massachusetts who need assistance finding information and support about autism spectrum disorder ever since. The Center is directed by a Parent Advisory Committee comprised of parents of children with autism. Northeast Arc is located in Danvers; to learn more, visit http://www.ne-arc.org/.
Pictured left to right: Michael Tallo, Chief Financial Officer, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Gloria Ricardi-Castilo, Co-Director, Northeast Arc Autism Support Center; Jeff Worth, President & CEO, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Susan Gilroy, Co-Director, Northeast Arc Autism Support Center.