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January 19. 2013 8:35PM

NH businesses doing good

Nursery collecting clothing for N.Y./N.J.



STRATHAM - Stratham Circle Nursery is collecting donations of warm clothing for Superstorm Sandy victims in New York and New Jersey.

The company gets weekly deliveries from the area, and the truck drive back empty. It aims to fill the trucks on their return trips south with warm clothing to be delivered for distribution through the Red Cross to storm-ravaged areas.

The firm is asking the community to help fill the trucks every week. Specifically, it seeks warm, gently used coats, jackets, sweatshirts, sweaters, hats, gloves and mittens in all sizes. Donations may be dropped off at the store at 4 College Road during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The trucks will leave every Monday to deliver the donations.



Marathon group gets leadership award



MANCHESTER - The Manchester Marathon Association was recently honored with the 2012 Community Leadership Award during the annual Celebration for Mental Health. The event benefiting the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester was held Dec. 18 at Derryfield Country Club.

The award was established by the MHCGM Board of Directors to recognize and honor business or community members who exemplify the leadership and commitment to establish a caring community. The Manchester Marathon Association was recognized for its efforts to create and expand an event that brings several thousand people into Manchester, promotes healthy lifestyles and serves to establish the city as a community concerned about physical and mental wellness.



Citizens Banks gives $10k to COVER



MANCHESTER - To help low-income homeowners in Claremont access home-repair and weatherization services, the Citizens Bank Foundation has donated $10,000 to COVER Home Repair of White River Junction. 

COVER Home Repair works with homeowners and volunteers to provide urgently needed repairs that keep homeowners warm, safe and dry. Approximately 85 percent of its clients are below the federal poverty guideline.

COVER offers a weatherization program empowering homeowners and volunteers with knowledge and supplies to reduce fuel and energy usage. Typical home repairs include roofing, structural repair, accessibility ramps and modifications. Weatherization work is primarily air sealing, insulation and sometimes door and window replacement.



Exeter yogurt vendor donates to YMCA



EXETER- The newest yogurt vendor in town is anxious to give back to its new neighbors.

On Nov. 3, Orange Leaf donated 10 percent of the day's sales to the Southern District YMCA/Camp Lincoln. Additionally, the specialty frozen yogurt store awarded a 10 percent discount to the participants of the YMCA's 5K Trail Challenge held the same day. The proceeds will go to the YMCA's Scholarship Fund.



BankNH aids YMCA of Strafford County



ROCHESTER - Bank of New Hampshire donated $20,000 in cash and $25,000 in tax credits to the YMCA of Strafford County for the newly opened facility's capital campaign.

The $2 million, 27,500-square-foot facility at 35 Industrial Way in Rochester opened in January.

It has a preschool child care center, youth and teen center and a large multipurpose room for children's programs.




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