Wakefield Co-operative Bank employees recently wore jeans to work to benefit A Healthy Lynnfield, whose mission is to promote a healthier and safer community in response to the misuse of opioids. 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. A Healthy Lynnfield is an annual Jeans Day recipient of the bank’s, in order to support their ongoing quest to empower residents to make positive choices every day and prevent substance misuse.
“I would like to thank Wakefield Co-operative Bank for the generous donation to A Healthy Lynnfield,” said Phil Crawford, Chairman. “The bank has been a dedicated community partner since the creation of our Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition and our success is a direct result of its continued support.”
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 $14,000 to the community.
Pictured here left to right: Peg Sallade, Substance Use Prevention Coordinator, A Healthy Lynnfield; Phil Crawford, Chairman, A Healthy Lynnfield; Jeff Worth, President & CEO, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Sam Lai, Lynnfield Branch Manager, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Mohammed Bezzat, AVP, Retail Administration & Business Development Officer.
To learn more about A Healthy Lynnfield and the bank, visit ahealthylynnfield.org or wakefieldcoop.com.