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#MelroseKind on Main Street

Wakefield Co-operative Bank employees Elaine Foley and Evon Gerges took to the streets of Melrose on Friday, November 20th for #MelroseKind’s annual kindness day, spreading goodness to those they met throughout the day.

Elaine, who is a Senior Mortgage Consultant at the bank, and Evon, AVP and Branch Manager of the bank’s upcoming location at 526 Main Street, visited multiple businesses and shops to purchase gift cards which they then paid forward to random people along the way.

“Thank you to Wakefield Co-operative Bank for buying a gift card to give someone on the streets of Melrose,” said Mila Frohlichstein at Rada Boutique. “We’re really happy to make someone’s day, 2020 has been tough and we are grateful to be a part of this to make someone smile.”

#MelroseKind was founded in 2015 and established November 20th as its high holiday to encourage Melrosians to practice random acts of kindness all day long. #MelroseKind features acts of kindness on its social media pages and website (melrosekind.com) to encourage generosity and goodwill throughout the year and identifies kindness warriors in the community who demonstrate kindness in their actions and words.

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Pictured left to right: Kris Rodolico, Executive Director of Follow Your Art Community Studios; Elaine Foley, Senior Mortgage Consultant, Wakefield Co-operative Bank; Maribeth Darwin, founder of #MelroseKind.

Passerby Ken with Evon Gerges, AVP, Branch Manager of upcoming Wakefield Co-operative Bank location at 526 Main Street in Melrose.

Wakefield Co-operative Bank (WCB) is a 130+ year old mutual institution headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts operating under a co-operative bank structure. Being a mutual means that it has no stockholders and issues no public offerings. Wakefield Co-operative Bank is located at 342 Main Street in Wakefield, MA, at 596 Main Street in Lynnfield, MA, and will be debuting at 526 Main Street in Melrose. It is the bank’s mission to provide exceptional service and innovative products, with the vision of seeing every one of its customers achieve their personal financial goals and success. Learn more at wakefieldcoop.com.