Pelican Intervention Fund receiving big check

#Giving for Good

As a mutual savings bank, we have always believed in helping others in our communities. In addition to our charitable foundation, our #Giving for Good program highlights Bank’s volunteerism as well as our non-profit partners that help so many in our communities.

Every Bank employee is given 10 paid hours each year to volunteer in our communities for causes that are near and dear to them. In addition, "green teams" of Bank employees go out into the community every month  to 'pay it forward’ by bringing snacks to senior centers, delivering lunch to first responders, purchasing supplies for local schools and shelters, and more.
Community Service of Newburyport logo

Community Service of Newburyport (CSN) is a local non-profit organization that for many years has quietly provided a plethora of important services for local residents. A privately funded social service agency established in 1912, CSN serves children, individuals and families from Newburyport, Newbury and West Newbury. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals in need by providing economic assistance in a caring environment.

Community Service of Newburyport business signIn 2018 CSN relocated to a new, expanded location in the annex of St. Paul’s Church on Summer Street. The new facility was made possible by donations from the Institution for Savings, along with the Provident and Newburyport Banks, and SPS New England’s Wayne Capolupo.

CSN provides many critical resources to those in need including: diapers, personal care products, pet food, clothing, blankets, towels and sheets. It also provides transportation vouchers, utility assistance; and heating and medical bill assistance. A photo ID and proof of address are required to sign up for services. Every Thursday CSN also hosts Our Neighbors' Table’s Mobile Market of both fresh and non-perishable food. The Market is open from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Special programs are also offered throughout the year:

  • GIFT BAGS FOR CHILDREN & SENIORS. During the holiday season, CSN collaborates with local businesses, civic clubs, schools and businesses to fill gift bags for children and seniors. Sign up for the gift bags takes place from October 15 through November 30.
  • TREES FOR CHRISTMAS. Vouchers are available for Christmas trees which are provided by Christmas Tree Santas of Newburyport. Sign up for vouchers is in October and November, and trees are available for pick up the first Saturday in December.
  • CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS. Vouchers for two weeks of summer camp are available to eligible children from Newburyport, Newbury and West Newbury. Sign up begins in the Spring.
  • Making It Personal! Donations of personal care items will allow CSN to increase the number of essential products provided to residents from Newburyport, Newbury and West Newbury. The most needed items are: toilet paper, paper towels, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, band-aids, incontinence products (men and women), laundry detergent, dish detergent, and cleaning supplies.
Volunteers and assistance are always welcome! For more information, visit their website:, call 978-465-7562 or email
2020 Donations

Check donation at Link House in Newburyport

January 2020 - The North Team chose to make a donation to the Link House in Newburyport.  The funds will be used to purchase a new TV for the sober living facility on Low Street. 

SeniorCare Check presentation

May 2020 - Gloucester Manager Sue Ellis & teller Hannah Rowe present a donation to SeniorCare's Meals on Wheels program at the Rose Baker Senior Center.
presentation of gift cards to Middle Street foods   gift cards given to Middle Street foods

April 2020 - Newburyport's residential lending center staff donated twenty $50 Market Basket gift cards to workers struggling with COVID-19 closures. Our friends at Middle Street Foods helped distribute them to local restaurant industry workers. 
 County road employees give check donation to YMCA

June 2020 - Ipswich County Road Manager Mary
Foote-Hill,  VP Hanson Webster and Assistant Manager Jessica Serlis present a check to the Ipswich Family YMCA for COVID-related support.
Check presented to Pelican Intervention Fund

May 2020 - Storey Avenue Newburyport Manager Jen Morgan and VP Chris Sullivan present a check to the Pelican Intervention Fund.
Hamilton office employee gives donation to Acord Food Pantry

July 2020 - Hamilton Office Manager Tyler Davis presents Acord Food Pantry with a check to assist with food needs during COVID-19.