Wakefield Co-operative Bank employees wore jeans to work last month to benefit Lynnfield for Love whose mission is to spread kindness, celebrate diversity, and connect the community. The bank’s President & CEO, Jeff Worth, doubled employee donations with a personal contribution out of his own pocket.
Every month, bank employees are encouraged to wear denim to work on designated ‘Jeans Days’ in exchange for a donation to a community organization. May’s Jeans Day donations were used to help with Lynnfield for Love and the Lynnfield Cultural Council’s Race Amity Day on Saturday, June 8th. Race Amity Day is about declaring inter-racial unity and friendship among all through activities which promote cross-racial/cross cultural understanding aimed at creating equity, access, and social justice.
The Race Amity celebration includes music, crafts, and a BYO picnic on the Town Common. The Race Amity Proclamation is read by Lynnfield resident's children at 11:30 followed by a picnic, fellowship, and a guest participation Afro-Latin drumming program led by the amazingly talented Cornell Coley at 12:30.
Please consider bringing non-perishable items to donate to Wakefield Interfaith Food Pantry. During the event, you can also help craft some Project Linus fleece blankets for children in need.
All are welcome to attend this important and free event that is celebrated statewide as a symbol of inclusion and love for one another.
In 2018, Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s Jeans Day program resulted in more than $5,600 in community donations to local organizations such as A Healthy Lynnfield, Tall Spire Preschool, Mission of Deeds, PAWS, Lynnfield for Love, Northeast Arc, Reid’s Ride, and more. More than $2,000 has been donated in 2019 to date to organizations such as Kiwanis, Lynnfield Mom’s Group for Sam Halpern, Lahey Kidney Transplant Department and more.
Pictured left to right: David Fama, Mortgage Originator & Business Development Manager; Wendy Dixon, President of Lynnfield for Love; Joe Dixon; Sam Lai, AVP Branch Manager; Jeff Worth, President & CEO.