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May 15, 2013

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Giving

The Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation donated more than $1 million in grants to 69 nonprofits at the bank’s ninth annual Community Quarterback event. The following local organizations were each awarded $10,000 grants: Aviv Centers for Living, Peabody; House of the Seven Gables Settlement Association, Salem; Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice Foundation, Salem; and Salem CyberSpace, Salem. Grants of $15,000 were awarded to North Shore Elder Services in Danvers and Torigian Family YMCA in Peabody.

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At its annual spring meeting, the Essex National Heritage Commission named the following local organizations as recipients of the 2013 Partnership Grant Awards: Danvers Alarm List Company, Danvers; Ipswich River Watershed Association, Ipswich; and Essex County Greenbelt Association. in Essex. The awards are part of a matching grant program to help preserve and promote historic, cultural and natural resources in the heritage area.

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The Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 25th annual auction, Shop Local, online at www.peabodychamber.com through Friday, May 31. The auction offers a wide range of items from local businesses, including travel packages, Red Sox tickets, autographed sports memorabilia and gift certificates. A portion of the auction’s proceeds will be donated to the Peabody Education Foundation.

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