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December 6, 2016

ROCHESTER, N.H., December 6, 2016 – Holy Rosary Credit Union (HRCU) began the first stretch of their 2016 Christmas Caring Campaign by making donations to six local non-profit organizations in Strafford County.  Donations were made to Seeds of Faith, Triangle Club, Interfaith Food Pantry, St. Elizabeth Seton School and both the Somersworth and Rochester SHARE Funds.

“This is now our third-annual Christmas Caring Campaign, and we are pleased to continue our mission to give back to friends and neighbors who regularly aid those in our community,” said Brian Hughes, President & CEO of HRCU.  “We are fortunate to be able to help a number of organizations again this year on behalf of our members, staff and volunteers.”

The first recipient, Seeds of Faith, who additionally operates a food pantry and a thrift boutique, has earmarked their donation towards their new transitional housing called Lydia’s House of Hope. (LHH) LHH will safely house homeless families and single women and help give them the necessary skills to live independently and beat chronic homelessness.

“We truly would not be able to do this without people like HRCU,” said Founder & Director of Seeds of Faith Theresa Tozier.

The SHARE Fund, which provides emergency assistance of food, shelter, utilities and clothing to local residents, received donations for both their Rochester and Somersworth chapters. These donations will help to provide items and funds to those in need in the Lilac and Hilltop cities. The SHARE Fund is able to assist over 5,000 families annually.

“Donations are unfortunately down across the state right now, so this will go a long way for us this season,” said Torey Kortz, Executive Director of the Rochester SHARE Fund.

The Triangle Club of Dover NH and the Interfaith Food Pantry of Farmington, were two other recipients of donations. The Triangle Club assists people recovering from addiction by giving much-needed support and has meetings 365 days a year. HRCU’s donation will help as the Triangle Club adds a second-story meeting room to better accommodate a large number of attendees for meetings. The Interfaith Food Pantry (IFP), which is located at the First Congregational Church, provides food assistance year round to those in need in their community. As many as 70 families in Farmington benefit from the food pantry on an average month.

“We are always here if there is another family around who someone knows is in need. We want to be able to help them,” said Don Marble of the IFP.

The last recipient of HRCU’s first round of donations was the St. Elizabeth Seton School (SES) in Rochester. SES is an elementary school whose mission is to celebrate its Catholic identity and foster academic excellence to their students.

“We are so thankful to be able to count on a donation from HRCU,” said Suzanne Boutin, Principal of SES. “It really makes a difference.”

To donate or volunteer with any of the non-profit organizations mentioned, contact HRCU Marketing Coordinator, Kyle Cormier at (603) 332-6840.



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