Alumni News: Bruno!

We are very proud to post the latest email and video from Bruno Dos Santos.  Bruno emigrated from Brazil as a youngster, but when he was 16, his mother returned to Brazil, leaving Bruno in Nashua.  That event created the avenue that brought Bruno to Nashua Children’s Home, then to our Transitional Living Program as a young man and eventually to the very productive adult life described below:

Hi David,

I hope you are doing well! I miss you Guys! Brian, his wife, you, Paul, Tara, Lee, Steve(maint guy), Scott, Liz, tell all of them I say hi!

I wanted to let you know that I graduated the past couple weeks with two different degrees (double Bachelors) Highest Honors “Summa Cum Laude”:

First: Information technology with concentration in artificial intelligence in robotics.

Second: Electric technology engineering.

No time to take a break I already signed up to pursue a MBA in IT management.  I wanted to let you know since you guys are my family and I like you guys very much. I also got married last year I added the link and some photos below. I wish you guys were there on all 3 events but didn’t want to bother you guys with it.  one day I will stop to catch up! A very special thanks to you for not giving up on me and believing in me when I needed it the most!  I also like to thank Lea Reilly for helping me finish High School and helping with college searching, she opened my eyes to more opportunities and made me realize that I needed to work hard in order to pursue my career in college. I love you guys!  You are the best!”

Bruno’s Wedding Video

19th Annual Club National Golf Tourney

The 19th Annual Club National Golf Tourney will be held on Thursday, June 28 at Souhegan Woods in Amherst.  This annual Club National event benefits the Transitional Living Program (TLP) of Nashua Children’s Home, and has raised nearly $300,000 since inception in 2000.

There are two VERY special auction items available:

*Autographed, authentic, framed Tom Brady Super Bowl jersey

*Boston Bruins afghan, an original work of Evelyn Boissonneault

Tickets for both items are $5 each or 5 for $20 and can be purchased at Nashua Children’s Home and are also available via mail by check or credit card.

Hole sponsorship opportunities are available and donations of goods and services for the Tourney are being accepted.

Information is available from Joanne Burdett Dion at jburdettdion@nashuachildrenshome.org or at 883-3851.

Public Notice

Pursuant to 34 CFR 300.624(b), the Educational Program of Nashua Children’s Home will commence, on July 2, 2018, destroying the student files of any former student who is twenty-five (25) years of age prior to July 2, 2018.   Nashua Children’s Home will retain certain personally identifiable information that is no longer needed.  The student’s name, address, phone number, grades, attendance record, classes attended, grade level completed, and year completed will be retained without time limitation.

Former students may request their records by contacting Joanne Burdett Dion, Educational Director, at Nashua Children’s Home, 125 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03064. (603) 883-3851 jburdettdion@nashuachildrenshome.org

STEM Grant

Nashua Children’s Home has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the Shafmaster Charitable Foundation, located in Exeter NH, to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives.

The grant will support the STEM and 21st Century Learning initiatives of Nashua Children’s Home through the acquisition of educational technology, staff development and field trips.

These initiatives are primarily inclusive to the Educational Program of Nashua Children’s Home, providing special education services to identified area primary and middle school students, but also to youth served within the Residential Program.

We are excited, and eagerly anticipate the opportunities made available to Nashua Children’s Home students through the goodwill and generosity of the Shafmaster Charitable Foundation.

19th Annual Novemberfest Race

“The 19th Annual Novemberfest Trail Race benefiting Nashua Children’s Home will be held this Sunday, November 19, 2017.  This is a fun 5 mile trail race through beautiful Mines Falls Park, with pre-race and post race activities at the host location, Martha’s Exchange, Main Street in Nashua. This event is hosted by the Gate City Striders.

Participants will be in for a treat, as there are always Celebrity Guests, and a fun post race party!  Entry fees are $20.00 (plus processing fees) until October 1st and $25.00 through race day. Online registration will close on November 16th.”

See the link below for more information:

https://www.facebook.com/Novemberfest-Race-177406138984582/

Club National Annual Golf Tourney Benefits Nashua Children’s Home

The18th Annual Club National Golf Tourney to benefit Nashua Children’s Home was held on June 26 at Souhegan Woods in Amherst.   The tourney raised $20,000 to support the operation of the Transitional Living Program of the Children’s Home.

The Pine Street club has raised $285,000 over the course of their Golf Tourney to support young people that are exiting New Hampshire’s child-protective or juvenile justice system and entering adulthood as 18-year-olds absent the financial supports of their families of origin.  The young people are housed in apartments abutting the Amherst Street property of Nashua Children’s Home and offered continuing staff support and guidance.  Club National is the largest single benefactor of this endeavor.

Caption:

Presentation of $20,000 check to Nashua Children’s Home at Club National.  From left (front row):  Kevin Leger (Club National Golf Committee), Nashua Children’s Home Business Manager Lori Wilshire, Paul Belanger (Golf Committee), Paul Chasse (Golf Committee, Event Coordinator) Adam Gureckis (Golf Committee), Nashua Children’s Home Executive Director David Villiotti, Dave Dufoe (Club National Chairman House Committee).

Photo Credit:  Joanne Burdett Dion

10th Annual All Day Power Play

10th Annual All Day Power Play

 

The 10th Annual All Day Power Play, the highest-yielding annual fund-raiser for Nashua Children’s Home, was held recently at Conway Arena in Nashua, hosting for the 3rd consecutive year.  Puck drop, following stirring renditions of both the American and Canadian national anthems, was at 9am on Saturday, July 22, with the ice occupied continuously until 9am Sunday morning, July 23.  All Day Power Play has raised over $250,000 for the boys and girls of Nashua Children’s Home since its inaugural event in 2008.

DCU Steps up Again!!

Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU) has made yet another major contribution of Nashua Children’s Home, this time in the amount of $10,000.

Thank You, DCU, for your support of the boys and girls of Nashua Children’s Home during this holiday season.

Bank of America Continued Leadership

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has continued its support of the Nashua Children’s Home Transitional Living Program.  This year’s Bank of America grant of $10,000 raises the total of Bank of America grant awards in support of this initiative to $165,000.

Jonathan Dowst and Ken Sheldon of Bank of America visited Nashua Children’s Home on Giving Tuesday, November 29, and presented the check to Nashua Children’s Home.

Thank you Bank of America Charitable Foundation!!

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TJX Companies Continues to Help

Representatives from TJX Companies visited Nashua Children’s Home on December 1, presenting a check for $1,500 and also committing to assist the boys and girls of Nashua Chidren’s Home with contributions of clothing, other goods…and employment opportunities!

Thank you TJX!

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