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January 05. 2013 8:45PM

NH Businesses' good deeds

TD Bank charity donates $10k to dental center

PORTSMOUTH - The TD Charitable Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to Families First Health & Support Center to provide dental care for low-income and uninsured patients.

In the past year, Families First Dental Center served about 1,900 patients. The center is open to any child or teen living in New Hampshire or Maine, as well as to adults who are patients in Families First's primary-care practice.

For more information about Families First's medical, dental and parenting and family programs, call 422-8208, or visit www.FamiliesFirstSeacoast.org.

North Branch donates safety fines to nonprofit

CONCORD - North Branch Construction gave $2,325 to Twin Pines Housing Trust - a nonprofit housing developer. The money for the donation came from safety fines doled out by North Branch's in-house safety program. North Branch and Twin Pines are currently working together on the Rivermere Community Housing Development in Lebanon.

Hannaford helps food banks with donations

HOOKSETT - On Dec. 21, the Hooksett Hannaford Supermarket and Pharmacy donated a $500 gift card to the Hooksett Community Food Pantry as part of its Helping Hands charity. During the holidays, Hannaford stores had $10 Helping Hands boxes available for customers to purchase to be donated to local food banks. Through the participation of customers shopping at the Hooksett Hannaford, the store donated a total of 1,183 boxes this year.

The Hooksett Hannaford received the funds for an additional donation by winning a district competition. Assistant store manager Danielle Beamon and center store manager Bob Lewis, presented Barbara Brennan of the Hooksett Community Food Pantry with the gift card.

Nonperishable food donations can be made to the Hooksett Community Food Pantry year-round at the Hooksett Hannaford.

Farm Credit East notes Sandy donation of $65k

Farm Credit East announced that, in concert with CoBank and other farm credit associations from across the country, its Farm Credit East Cares Community Fund has donated $65,000 to farm families impacted by Hurricane Sandy and to organizations that are helping devastated non-farm communities and individuals recover from this tragedy.

Light boxes given to Veterans Home

MEREDITH - Laconia Harley-Davidson donated nearly $3,500 worth of medical-grade light boxes to the New Hampshire Veterans Home along with dozens of inspirational messages written on Harley-Davidson bandanas that were transformed into wall-hangings. The funds and messages were collected throughout the month of November at the Laconia and White Mountain Harley-Davidson dealerships and online at www.laconiaharley.com to commemorate Veterans Day and to support the state's only veterans' home, located in Tilton.

The medical-grade light boxes are for the treatment of seasonal affective disorder, winter depression and sleep disorders, which are prevalent among residents. Laconia Harley tripled customer donations in order to meet that need.

Friends Program receives grant for youth mentoring

The Friends Program recently received a $2,500 grant from the New Hampshire Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities to support its Youth Mentoring Program.

The grant will support at-risk kids, ages 6 to 18. It will also be used to recruit and support new and current volunteers serving as a youth mentor. Additionally, funds from these grants will provide cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for the children involved in the Friends Youth Mentoring Program.

Realtors dole out nearly $15k in donations

BEDFORD - On Dec. 13, members of the Greater Manchester/Nashua Board of Realtors Community Service Committee donated $14,899.16 to local organizations in support of the services they provide to the communities.

The recipients of this year's donations were: Salvation Army/ Kid's Caf, $2,080; New Horizons Homeless Shelter, $2,310; Angie's Women's Shelter, $1509.16; The Way Home, $1,000; Nashua Children's Home, $1,000; Families in Transition, $1,000; Nashua Soup Kitchen, $1,000; Boys & Girls Club-Nashua, $1,000; Boys & Girls Club-Manchester, $1,000; Easter Seals/Seniors Count, $1,000. Scholarships of $1,000 were awarded to Ryan Juneau, Manchester, and Jennifer Wright, Nashua.

Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union donates to food bank

LOWELL - Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union donated $2,165 to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, thanks to the generous contributions of the Credit Union's employees.

The Merrimack Valley Food Bank, based in Lowell, is a nonprofit organization committed to providing nutritious food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless, and hungry.



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