Psychological Center Gala Gets $5,000 Donation from Merrimack Valley Credit Union


Richard Hanlon, AVP of Business Lending at MVCU, presents Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Offer of The Psychological Center, with a donation of $5,000


Credit Union to Sponsor The Psychological Center’s Fall Gala

The Merrimack Valley Credit Union in Lawrence presented $5,000 to The Greater Lawrence Psychological Center this week for their annual fall gala that will be held on Friday, October 14th, graciously hosted by Michael Agricola at Salvatore’s Italian Restaurant in Lawrence. 

The event is being held to raise funds for the nonprofit’s homelessness, addiction, and mental health services. 


“This donation will positively impact our community, non-profit agency, and allow us to continue helping people receive the critical services they need whether they are struggling with homelessness, addiction, or mental health issues,” said Carina Pappalardo, Chief Executive Officer of The Psychological Center. 

“Through this donation, lives will be saved and families will find peace.”

According to Pappalardo, the Daybreak Shelter, one of the programs run by The Psychological Center, is always open to those who are struggling. Their guests arrive eager to secure a safe place to rest their heads, enjoy a shower, eat a warm meal, and feel welcomed. The residential programs offer education, motivation and assistance to individuals who want to make a healthy change in their life and no longer be dependent on drugs or alcohol.

 The Merrimack Valley Credit Union is committed to supporting organizations that are dedicated to combating and ending homelessness within the Merrimack Valley.  The Lawrence, Massachusetts-based credit union has a depository and borrowing relationship with The Psychological Center, and said they were honored to contribute to the center’s mission of serving individuals living with substance or alcohol addiction, mental health issues or homelessness.  

Tom Duggan

Tom Duggan

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