December 14, 2016
ROCHESTER, N.H., December 13, 2016 – Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) concluded their 2016 Christmas Caring Campaign this week by recognizing seven more local non-profit organizations with holiday donations.
The Spaulding High School (SHS) Raider Station Student Pantry, Rochester Youth Reach, Dover Housing Authority, Dover Police Charities, Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Strafford County, Friends of Hyder Family Hospice House and the Homeless Center of Strafford County were all recipients of charitable contributions.
“It is great that we were again able to give back to some of these outstanding groups who will really make every dollar donated count.” said Hughes. “These people make such a difference for our community and we are happy to be able to help them accomplish all they do.”
Many of the donations made will be used to help children of the area in many ways. The first of these groups was the Spaulding High School Raider Station Student Pantry of Rochester. The Pantry provides students in need with necessary food and personal care items. They also look to make food accessible in convenient and discreet ways to help students end their food insecurity. Rochester Youth Reach has also been working for seven years to ensure the children of Rochester are properly cared for and clothed. This is especially important in the winter when many do not have the proper attire to comfortably make it through the harsh cold.
“A lot of kids just sadly don’t have the right things to make it through the winter, so whenever I get a call about a child I work to get them what they need as soon as possible,” said Rochester Youth Reach Community Liaison Barbara Holstein.
The Dover Housing Authority (DHA) and Dover Police Charities (DPC) are also doing their best to ensure the children of the Garrison City are being taken care of with great generosity. The DHA helps enhance education and provides after school activities for children living in the 184-unit Whittier Park neighborhood surrounding the Seymour Osman Community Center. The DPC also help aid many in the area year-round in a number of ways. They help with everything from making sure children have everything proper winter clothing to helping people be able to happily celebrate the holidays. Both the DHA and the DPC have programs they will be using their donations towards that help bring a Merry Christmas to families and children who otherwise may not have much this time of year.
Community Action Partnership (CAP) of Strafford County is a 51-year old organization who helps area residents find a pathway out of poverty. CAP works to provide residents with food security, education, child care, utility assistance, transportation, housing and employment services. CAP will be using their donation to help fund Christmas baskets with turkeys and all the fixings to bring a great holiday meal to those in need. Friends of Hyder Family Hospice House (HFHH), located in Dover, assists HFHH in remaining a viable, outstanding, facility that offers support and care for the entire family. The Friends of HFHH began in 2015 and have already had great success fundraising to help make HFHH the great place it is today. They will be using their donated funds to help bring everyone at the HFHH a great holiday.
HRCU’s final donation was made to the Homeless Center for Strafford County (HCSC) in a joint partnership with Northeast Credit Union. The HCSC is a seasonal shelter providing safety, support and self-sufficiency to women, children and families in our community. The shelter was founded in 1998 and is regularly at capacity, helping many lives along the way. Beyond housing, they also help empower people with the tools they need to succeed and get into permanent, sustainable housing.
“We really appreciate these donations and the support. The community support has been terrific.” said, HCSC Executive Director Sally Struble.