The Wakefield Co-operative Bank Home Expo, which took place on March 30th at the Americal Civic Center in Wakefield, featured local businesses specializing in home renovation, improvement, and design and involved a special twist, exemplifying the bank’s commitment to community giving.
In lieu of the typical vendor participation fee, local businesses showcasing at the Home Expo were asked to donate a product or service to the ‘Habitat for Humanity Home-Reno Raffle Baskets’, in which all raffle ticket proceeds went directly to Habitat for Humanity – North Shore. The generous business donations resulted in three baskets valued at over $4,000 each and a donation of more than $300 to Habitat for Humanity – North Shore.
“We envisioned our first Home Expo as a way to really show how important we believe it is to support local businesses and give back to the communities in which we live and work,” said Jennie Terry, Marketing & Social Media Manager at Wakefield Co-operative Bank. “Our goal was to provide a venue for small businesses to come together in one space to showcase their services and help the community put real live faces to business names they may have heard about. We’re already looking forward to next year.”
“Right in line with the Expo ‘theme’ of home renovation and improvement, Habitat for Humanity was a perfect fit given all the incredible work they do in providing clean, safe, affordable housing to nearby families and we so appreciate Wakefield resident and Habitat for Humanity – North Shore volunteer, Joanne McMath, for spending the day with us.”
Wakefield Co-operative Bank would like to thank the community and the following businesses who so generously gave to support Habitat for Humanity:
128 Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electric
Blinds R Us
Clever Girl Organizing
Designer Lawn Sprinkler
Empire 1 Home Improvements
Kidcasso Art Studio
LCM Plus Landscaping
McGuire Kitchen + Bath
Molly Booth Interiors
Pride Self Storage
Ralph Burke Roofing
Sheila Foley, Live Painter
The Sweetbay Shop
Velvet Green Organic Lawn Care
Vibe Food Truck
Wakefield Municipal Gas & Light
Wakefield Fire Department
Yankee Pest Control
To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of the North Shore, visit their website.
Pictured left to right: Elaine Manfredi, AVP, Senior Mortgage Consultant; Elaine Foley, Senior Mortgage Consultant; Jennie Terry, Marketing & Social Media Manager; Joanne McMath, Wakefield resident and Habitat for Humanity volunteer; Lois Hayward, VP, Chief Technology Officer & Branch Operations; Elaine Guaetta, AVP, Branch Manager.