Wakefield Co-operative Bank employees wore jeans to work recently to benefit Communitas. The bank’s President & CEO, Jeff Worth, doubled employee donations with a personal contribution out of his own pocket and the bank provided an additional $500 sponsorship of the organization’s ‘Better Together Gala’ which took place on November 20th.
Every month, bank employees are encouraged to wear denim to work on designated Jeans Days in exchange for a donation to a community organization. Communitas was nominated by employees as a Jeans Day recipient for its powerful impact in empowering people, supporting independence and inspiring dreams.
“Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s Jeans Day donation has helped Communitas realize the dreams of the individuals we serve, whether it’s something like going to a Patriots game or a harbor cruise and we are extremely grateful for their support,” said Paul Cote, CEO & CFO of Communitas.
Located at 30 Audubon Road in Wakefield, Communitas passionately delivers programs that expand opportunities and enrich the lives of people of all abilities through family support, adult residential services, engaging day programs, career guidance, and much more. To learn more, visit their website.
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. Over $5,200 has been donated in 2019 to date to organizations such as Kiwanis, Lynnfield Mom’s Group for Sam Halpern, Lahey Kidney Transplant Department, Samaritans Hope, and more.