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December 10. 2012 7:06PM

Marketing firm raises funds for nonprofit

MANCHESTER - Marketing agency wedu is using social media to promote its fundraising drive for four local nonprofits.

For the fourth year the company has created festive displays for its palladium windows facing Middle Street. The agency selected four local nonprofit organizations that stand to benefit from "votes" for their respective windows.

David's House Inc., Manchester Animal Shelter, Special Olympics of New Hampshire and YMCA of Greater Manchester's Youth Opportunities Unlimited Program each will receive $250 from wedu if their windows receive at least 250 votes on Facebook. After a week of voting, the animal shelter's "Reindeer Workout" and the YMCA's "Elf Sourcing" have surpassed 250 votes.

The charity to generate the most total votes by 5 p.m. Dec. 16 will receive an additional $500 donation from wedu, as well as a $2,000 agency credit for creative work.

To vote for your favorite window or charity, or for more about the holiday-themed app, visit:

The holiday window displays can be viewed in person in front of wedu's office at 20 Market St. in downtown Manchester.

Credit Union wraps gifts for fundraiser

NASHUA - St. Joseph Hospital Employees Credit Union is offering gift wrapping services from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Megan Lyman, Miss New Hampshire, will be on hand to wrap gifts from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday.

Participants need to bring gifts and any boxes they would like used. The credit union will provide wrapping services, including wrapping paper, tissue paper and bows. Donations collected will be given to the New Hampshire Make-A-Wish Foundation. The wrapping will take place in the main lobby of the hospital.

For more information, call St. Joseph Hospital Employees Credit Union at 594-2520.


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