As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Peabody Glen Health Care Center held its annual Chowder Fest, which raised more than $1,000 for Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center. Bertucci’s in Peabody co-sponsored the event and donated an unlimited supply of its signature pizza, and Peabody Glen’s entire staff donated homemade baked goods for a bake sale at the event. Peabody Glen’s director of nursing, Catherine Yarrow, also assembled grab-bags that included instruction cards for self-examinations to help people recognize early warning signs. In addition to the Chowder Fest, throughout October, Peabody Glen employees raised awareness and money for the Cancer Center by selling breast cancer awareness bracelets and edible treats at the front desk. Peabody Glen Health Care Center is a 150-bed rehabilitation and nursing facility in Peabody and offers short-term rehab and memory care.
The East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation has made grants totaling $150,647 for the 2012 distribution year. Organizations receiving grants include 13 from Essex County, seven from Middlesex County and 15 from Suffolk County. North Shore recipients include Change is Simple, Citizens for Adequate Housing and Northshore Education Consortium. All recipients were honored at a breakfast, hosted by EBSB Chairman and CEO Richard Gavegnano, at the bank’s headquarters in Peabody. The East Boston Savings Bank Charitable Foundation was established to provide funding to support charitable causes and community development activities within the communities of EBSB. Since its inception in 1998, the foundation has distributed more than $1.2 million in funding.
The Heritage Salem Five Charitable Foundation awarded a $5,000 grant to the Plummer Home for Boys for On Point, a program in Salem’s Point neighborhood helping youths on probation and other neighborhood youths. On Point is operated by The Plummer Home for Boys in collaboration with Salem police and the Essex County Juvenile Court.