The beginning of the school year is a busy time not just for staff at The Chase Home, but the youth who live there.
“There is a lot of running around getting them ready, and they especially need a lot of school supplies,” said Executive Director Meme Wheeler, who noted these items have recently been donated by Newburyport Bank.
“We are contacted by the Portsmouth Branch whose employees all pitched in and got us all kinds of supplies, including backpacks and so much more,” she added.
Nancy Gagne, Newburyport Bank Branch Operations Manager, said they were proud to support the youth at The Chase Home.
“We believe in the mission of The Chase Home, which was founded just after we were founded in 1854,” she said. “It’s wonderful to share this long history together.”
According to Wheeler, Newburyport Bank and its Foundation have been longstanding supporters of The Chase Home.
“They have been involved with us for years, so this is just another example of their fantastic commitment to us and the greater Seacoast community,” she said.
Founded in 1877, The Chase Home in Portsmouth serves at-risk youth through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Some youth are served in the community while others live at The Chase Home.