Wakefield Co-operative Bank employees wore jeans to work recently to benefit Wakefield Rotary’s Freezin’ for a Reason 2020 Polar Plunge to End Polio. The bank’s President & CEO, Jeff Worth, doubled employee donations with a personal contribution out of his own pocket bringing the total to $447.
Every month, bank employees are encouraged to wear denim to work on designated Jeans Days in exchange for a donation to a community organization. Wakefield Rotary’s Polar Plunge was nominated as a Jeans Day recipient for good reason; Main Office Branch Manager, Elaine Guaetta, participates in the plunge every year and has been a member of Wakefield Rotary for twenty-three years.
The Rotary Foundation has led efforts to eradicate polio since 1985 through its End Polio Now campaign and strategic partnerships with The World Health Organization, UNICEF, Center for Disease Control, international advocates, and local governments. Wakefield Rotary’s 10th Annual Polar Plunge will take place Saturday, February 29th on Long Beach in Gloucester. For more information, visit http://www.rotary7930.org/.
In 2019, Wakefield Co-operative Bank’s Jeans Day program resulted in more than $6,500 in donations to local organizations such as Communitas, A Healthy Lynnfield, Lynnfield for Love, The Mighty Meredith Project, Mission of Deeds, Samaritans Hope and more. Since its inception in 2018, the program has contributed over $12,000 to the community.
Pictured left to right: Al Sarafian, Elaine Foley, Kristy McSheehy, Lois Hayward, Janet Rivers, Elaine Guaetta, Joyce Grasso, Joyce Yu.