PEABODY, MASSACHUSETTS ( – North Shore Bank Chief Executive Officer, Kevin M. Tierney, Sr., recently met with representatives from the Peabody Education Foundation to present them with a $25,000 contribution to the Foundation’s Mental Wellness Initiative. This initiative provides reading materials, motivational speakers, and other resources to help Peabody schools deal with the mental health issues that have escalated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Tierney said of the Foundation’s initiative:

We recognize that even children experience depression and anxiety, and we’re committed to strengthening mental health resources for our students, our schools, and our community. The Mental Wellness Initiative services facilitated by the Peabody Education Foundation are essential in promoting the health, safety, and wellness for all of the children in Peabody, both physically and emotionally.” He added, “We’re pleased to be teaming up with the Peabody Education Foundation to raise critical funds for mental health advocacy, services, and support.

David Gravel, President and Chairman of the Peabody Education Foundation said of the bank’s contribution:

Community support is the lifeblood of our mission, and North Shore Bank has consistently shown their support for the PEF. With this generous donation, North Shore Bank will help us create a positive impact in the lives of our students and empower them to succeed as future leaders and community members. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to North Shore Bank for standing alongside us as we strive to inspire our students through educational and creative programs.

About the Peabody Education Foundation
Founded in 1985 by a group of community members, business leaders, and educators seeking to enhance the quality of Peabody public education, the Peabody Education Foundation integrates resources from all facets of the community into the city’s schools. The Foundation provides unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints. Programs are intended to benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders. With the support of the community, the Foundation is able to continue offering programs to encourage creativity and inspiration in Peabody’s students. For more information on the Peabody Education Foundation, visit