EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 19, 2013

Credit union collects 910 children's books

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union collected 910 new and used children’s books during April and distributed them to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.

This is the largest amount of books donated since the Credit Union started its annual Children’s Book Collection several years ago.

Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union is a $505 million asset not-for-profit community credit union with branches in Haverhill, Lawrence, Methuen, and North Andover, and Plaistow, N.H.

Grant to help YWCA summer camp, programs

LAWRENCE — The YWCA of Greater Lawrence received a grant from the Betty Beland Greater Lawrence summer Fund, to provide camper financial aid and support programming at Camp Y-Wood.

Camp Y-Wood, located on Captain’s Pond in Salem, N.H., offers one week sessions from July 1 and through mid-August. The cost is $165 per week and includes transportation.

The Betty Beland Greater Lawrence Summer Fund (BBGLSF) was started in 1990 by Betty Beland, Administrator of the Stevens Foundations in North Andover. The Essex County Community Foundation took over the fund in January of 2001.

For registration and financial aid information, visit http://www.ywcalawrence.org/programs/camp.asp.

MI Nursing Home gets director of mission

LAWRENCE — Debbie Scionti has been named the new Director of Mission Integration for Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services.

In her role, Scionti will be responsible for building and nurturing an environment in which the mission and values of MI are integrated throughout all departments, services and activities. She will also be responsible for planning and conducting all mission activities within the organization, and is the mission representative on the Senior Leadership team.

Scionti joined Mary Immaculate in 2006 and has served in a variety of capacity, including Director of Spiritual Care. She has a bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College, a master’s degree in Pastoral Theology from St. Joseph’s College in Maine, and completed her clinical pastoral education through Holy Family Hospital.

Scionti of Methuen spends much of her leisure time in the company of Aimee who she is training as a certified therapy dog.