We are committed to participating in various activities and events to give back to the communities in which we serve.
Supporting a New Bookstore to the Learning for the 21st Century
We were happy to present the Learning for the 21st Century after-school enrichment program with a donation towards their new and highly anticipated bookstore, located at the Arthur T. Cummings School in Winthrop. The 21st Century program provides students with academic enrichment and other activities designed to complement students’ regular academic program. The bookstore will be a beneficial resource towards their Annual 40-Book Challenge, which both the students and the teachers greatly look forward to participating in every year.
East Boston Annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament
For another year in a row, we were the proud sponsors of the East Boston Annual Deep Freeze Hockey Tournament that took place on December 26th and 27th at the Porrazo Rink. The East Boston High School Jets were the hosts of this event in which all of the proceeds from the event benefitted the Boston Medical Center’s Cancer Care Center & Breast Cancer Support Services. We participated in a special tribute made to Carrie Brangiforte in honor of her mother Jacki Anthony, wife of Jets head coach Robert Anthony, whose years of dedication and commitment to East Boston High School and this event will forever be remembered. Congratulations Jets on winning the championship!
Photo L-R: Carrie Brangiforte and Felicia Puopolo, EBSB VP Branch Manager
Supporting the East Boston Community and Being Recognized
We were proud to receive a Citation on behalf of the city’s House of Representatives for the recent donation we made towards the East Boston Community Soup Kitchen.
Photo L-R: Felicia Puopolo, EBSB VP Branch Manager and Lisa Melara from the EB Community Soup Kitchen
Our Peabody McCarthy Elementary School Drive Was A Success
On Tuesday, December 13th, East Boston Savings Bank proudly donated a collection of games and toys towards the community donation drive held by the McCarthy Elementary School in Peabody, MA. The staff at the school were very grateful for the donation presented by VP, Branch Officer Anna Kulakowski and VP, Regional Retail Manager Maureen Gillis, on behalf of the Bank.
Photo L-R: EBSB- VP, Branch Officer Anna Kulakowski; McCarthy Elementary School- Principal, Ray Smoker; Guidance Counselor, Karen Grenier; EBSB- VP, Regional Retail Manager Maureen Gillis; McCarthy Elementary School - Second Grade School Teacher Amy Emery
Sponsoring Annual Harvest of Hope Fundraiser
We are proud to sponsor South Boston Community Health Center’s 16th Annual Harvest of Hope Fundraiser in benefit of the programs and services of the health Center. The South Boston Community Health Center is an invaluable resource for the residents of South Boston for primary and preventive medicine. It is the largest provider of health services in the community and has been a been full service health care facility serving South Boston since 1972.
Photo L-R: Margaret Lynch, Director of Marketing and Development for the South Boston Community Health Center and Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of East Boston Savings Bank
Proud Sponsors of the Housing Families Inc. Gingerbread Housing Competition
We are proud sponsors of the Housing Families Inc. Gingerbread Housing Competition held at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston. As sponsors of this event, we were added to the list of the 2016 Gingerbread home owners, and was more than happy to display one of these fantastic pieces of holiday spirit in our Peabody branch location, throughout the holiday season. All donations and proceeds benefitted Housing Families Inc.
Photo L-R: Jamie Murphy, Assistant Branch Manager; Anna Kulakowski, VP Branch Officer; Patty Kelly, Manager of Events and Community Outreach; Brian Slater, VP Commercial Loan Officer
Peabody Girl Scout Troops Earn Savings and Finance Badge
We enjoyed a visit from our local Girl Scout Troops, who stopped by our Peabody Branch on Friday, October 7th to proudly earn their savings and finance badge. They interacted with our staff who answered all of the questions that they had about Banking along with a quick tour of the branch and its operations.
Marching in Peabody Centennial Parade to Celebrate 100 Years
We were honored to take part in the Peabody Centennial Parade, held on October 2nd, as a grand part in the celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the City of Peabody. This was quite the milestone for everyone who holds Peabody close to their hearts, including us, and we enjoyed being able to help make this celebration a success!
Presenting Two Education Scholarships
East Boston Savings Bank was proud to present students Miguel Anthony and Isaiah Marcel of Curry College, with an educational scholarship towards their continued college studies. We wish both Miguel and Isaiah great success in this current school year and their future endeavors.
Photo L-R: Christopher Lawson, VP-Institutional Advancement at Curry College; Miguel Anthony; Isaiah Marcel; Edward Merritt, Executive Vice President of EBSB.
Successful Community Shredding Event
Thanks to all of those who came out and supported our Community Shredding Event held on Saturday, September 24th, at out West Roxbury, Orient Heights, and Peabody branches. Your support made this event a true success!
Participating in the North Shore Mall Business Expo
We enjoyed participating in the North Shore Mall Business Expo on Saturday, September 17th. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with us, we greatly appreciate your support!
Celebrating 195th Anniversary of the Independent of the Central America Countries
We were honored to be a part of the 195th Anniversary Celebration of the Independent of the Central America Countries on Saturday, September 10th .The event was organized by the Central America Civic and Cultural alliance and it was held at Boston City Hall
Celebrating Last Day of Summer with the Salesian Boys and Girls Club of East Boston
In celebration of the last day of summer camp, we were happy to give the campers of the Salesian Boys and Girls Club in East Boston, a free Ice Cream Party! All of the campers were excited and enjoyed every bit of their ice cream. We wish you all the best of luck in the upcoming school year!
Photo L-R: Maria Longo of EBSB, Father John of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club, Annmarie Dimaria Gallotto of EBSB and the Salesian Campers
Successful Movie Night in West Roxbury
We enjoyed hosting another successful Movie Night for the local community of West Roxbury. The featured film was the “Minions” , and we gave out tons of free giveaways and free popcorn!
Sponsoring and Participating in the 47th Annual August Moon Festival
We were excited to sponsor and participate in the 47th Annual August Moon Festival , held on Sunday, August 13th in Chinatown Boston. We had a great time joining in on one of the biggest Chinese holidays to celebrate the end of the Harvest season, with great food, music, and various cultural performances.
Supporting the Forestdale Park Assisted Living & Memory Care Building Project
We are proud to be involved in the new Forestdale Park Assisted Living & Memory Care building project, which was made official at the Groundbreaking ceremony held today at the future site of this new facility in Malden. Forestdale Park will provide a total of 80 units of senior housing and high quality, innovative to best support aging with dignity.
Photo L-R: Frank Romano- EBSB EVP of Corporate Banking, Barbara Murphy- City of Malden Ward 5 Councilor-Council President, Mayor Gary Christenson- City of Malden, Thomas Bierbaum- President and CEO of Volunteers of America Massachusetts and Brian Slater- EBSB VP, Commercial Loan Officer
Supporting OneOrlando Fund
In support of local efforts to raise money for the victims of the Orlando tragedy, we were more than honored to present a donation to a local fundraising event, held this past Sunday at the Cathedral Station restaurant in South Boston, for the OneOrlando Fund. The event was very successful, resulting in a total amount of over $10,000 raised.
Photo L-R: Cathedral Station owner William Svetz and EBSB VP, Branch Manager Jonathan Towslee
Sponsoring Somerville Annual Fluff Festival
In celebration of the invention of Marshmallow Fluff, we presented a sponsorship check towards the Union Square Main Streets 2016 Annual Fluff Festival! This year’s festival will be held on Saturday, September 24thin Somerville Union Square. Feel free to stop by to enjoy a family fun event, and learn all there is to know about Fluff!
Photo L-R: Poonam Sapkota-Teller, Stephen Russo- Assistant Branch Manager, Esther Hanig, Hilda Sanchez- AVP, Branch Manager, Tonia Tranfaglia- Teller Supervisor, Blerina Sinojmeri- Sales and Service Representative
Winner at the Annual Bean Pot AACA Car Show
We were honored to be Trophy Winners of the Annual Bean Pot AACA Car show that was held this past Sunday on June 5th at the Larz Anderson Museum in Brookline. This year, we were able to feature our new Mobile branch, which was well received by guests who attended the show. We look forward to participating in next year’s car show!
Supporting Beantown Softball League All-Star Games
We sponsored the Beantown Softball League All-Star Games last week on Boston Common. Founded in 1978, the Beantown Softball League is the largest athletic organization in New England open to LGBTQ people. Our own Brian Reis, Workforce Outreach Coordinator played on the Division 3/4 team sponsored by the Bank and Jonathan Towslee-VP, Branch Manager for the South End branch attended. The Bank's team won 18-6! Congratulations to Brian and the rest of the players for a fun game and festivities.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Lentz Photography
Beautification of the Garfield Schools
We had a fantastic time helping the Garfield Elementary & Middle School students plant flowers outside of their school last Wednesday June 8th. To help out with this extraordinary project, we generously donated 40 Rustic Life Gardening Tool Sets. I really enjoyed getting my hands dirty with the students.
Photo: L-R Joni Brown, Revere Beautification Committee Member & Pebbles Bethel, AVP Branch Manager Squire Road in Revere
Peabody YMCA Visit
Special thanks to the Peabody YMCA for inviting us for a visit this past Friday! We had a great time meeting various members of your organization to assist them with their banking needs.