Align Credit Union delivers school supplies to the Pettengill House, Inc.

LOWELL, MA (August 18, 2016) — Align Credit Union recently delivered fully stocked backpacks to the Pettengill House for their annual Operation Backpack. From mid-June through mid-August, the Pettengill House collects brand new school supplies that will go to students in pre-K through high school in the Amesbury, Newburyport, Triton and Pentucket school districts. With the help of Align Members and the community, 50 children in need will get a backpack with essential school supplies.

“Thanks to the generosity of supporters, there have been many more durable backpacks and school supplies than in previous years. Clients have been so touched that we’ve seen tears of joy, giggles and jumping as they pick out their backpacks,” said Julie Harvey, Pettengill Volunteer/Program Coordinator. “At a time when it could be a very stressful transition, these donations help so many families begin the school year excited and ready to learn.”


Photo (from L-R): Align Amesbury Branch Manager, Charlotte Arivella and Align Vice President of Marketing, Lauren Robinson dropping off all the backpacks and supplies collected at Align’s Amesbury branch.

About Align Credit Union

Since 1922, Align Credit Union has provided customized banking solutions to individuals and families throughout Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Align offers a full suite of products and services including Personal and Business Banking, Mortgages, Financial Planning and Insurance. Founded as the Northern Massachusetts Telephone Workers Credit Union (NMTW), the Credit Union changed its name to Align in 2013. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, or attends school in many communities throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire. For additional information, stop by one of eight branches in Amesbury, Danvers, Framingham, Haverhill, Lowell, Methuen, Seabrook, and Wilmington or visit

About The Pettengill House, Inc.

The Pettengill House, Inc. is a non-profit social service organization that provides services to over 3,000 individuals, children and families, many of whom are currently deemed homeless. They serve Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury. Learn more at


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