On this past GivingTuesday, Kevin M. Tierney, Sr., Chief Executive Officer of North Shore Bank,  and Christopher Pesce, Vice President of Marketing at North Shore Bank, joined with David Gravel, President, and Chairman of the Board of the Peabody Education Foundation, along with members of the Foundation to present a check in the amount of twenty-five thousand ($25,000) dollars to support the “Mental Wellness Initiative”. 

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 services provided by the Peabody Education Foundation are essential in promoting the health, safety, and wellness for all the children in our community, both physically and emotionally.  We are pleased to be teaming up with the PEF to raise critical funds for mental health advocacy, services, and support.

This Initiative was established by the Foundation to raise mental health awareness for Peabody students, staff, and families. North Shore Bank’s donation will be utilized to provide reading materials, motivational speakers, and other resources to help Peabody schools deal with mental health issues. 

David Gravel said of the Bank’s contribution: 

The challenge we face today is how to adapt our educational system to address the mental health issues that have escalated during the past two years due to COVID, as well as those issues that continue to challenge our schools every day. Supporting mental wellness in our schools and community is a critical need and this Initiative would not be possible without the support of community partners like North Shore Bank! 

About the Peabody Education Foundation
Founded in 1985, the Peabody Education Foundation integrates resources from all facets of the community into the City’s schools. They provide unique programs and advanced technology to thousands of students who might otherwise not enjoy such experiences due to budget constraints. Their programs are intended to benefit and guide children as they develop into successful citizens and leaders. With the support of the community, they can continue offering programs to encourage creativity and inspiration in Peabody’s students. For more information on the Peabody Education Foundation, visit www.peabodyedfoundation.org.