Club National Supports NCH

The 19th Annual Club National Golf Tourney to benefit Nashua Hcildren’s Home was held on June 28 at Souhegan Woods in Amherst.  A check for $20,000 was presented at an October 11 ceremony at Club National, located on Pine Street in Nashua.  Supporters of Nashua Children’s Home spanning decades, Club National, through its Golf Tourney alone, has raised over $300,000 to support the efforts of Nashua Children’s Home to operate its Transitional Living Program (TLP).  The TLP provides housing, as well as ongoing staff support and guidance, to young people who age-out of the child-protective or juvenile justice system at the age of 18 and face challenges of adult living absent any financial support from their families of origin or from any public system.  The TLP’s ongoing operation is thus totally dependent on charitable contributions, such as the generous support of Club National.

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

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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Historic Gift

With a recent gift of $150,000, the largest single contribution in the 113-year history of Nashua Children’s Home, Mr. John K. C. Hyslip of Credit Tenant Capital, LLC is also the top benefactor in this organization’s history with contributions totaling $200,000.  Thank you Mr. Hyslip!!

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Letter from John Hyslip

Cirtronics Generosity Continues

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Cirtronics Corporation, a long-time benefactor of Nashua Children’s Home, has made a contribution of $10,000, representing the largest contribution made by the Milford company on behalf of the boys and girls of  Nashua Children’s Home.  While Cirtronics extends their generosity on an annual basis, this year’s check presentation was made on the Cirtronics premises, attended by all Cirtronics staff, and included check presentations to a number of area non-profit agencies.

 

The pride and effort exhibited by Cirtronics employees in extending this support was clearly demonstrated during the September 15 event.

 

Thank You Cirtronics!!

Alumni Visit

dick chapmanOn August 30, the first day of school at Nashua Children’s Home, we were visited by Dick & Doris Chapman of Sanford, Maine, who were in the area for the day and took the opportunity to drop by.

Mr. Chapman’s mother had died in childbirth with him, and his father, a shoe worker, was not satisfied with his care in a local foster home.  He was brought here to 125 Amherst Street, then the Nashua Protestant Orphanage Association, as a two-year-old in 1937.  Mr. Chapman’s father later was killed in an accident.  Mr. Chapman remained at the Protestant Orphanage, one of three Nashua orphanages operating at the time, until he was twelve years old when he went to live with his grandparents.

Mr. & Mrs. Chapman toured the facility, with Mr. Chapman remembering the location of different aspects of the building.  We still retain three journals of hand-written admission records of youngsters placed here beginning with the founding of the Orphanage in 1903 through the later 1930s.  Mr. Chapman’s record, to his delight, was contained within the last journal.  His was the very last entry, which we copied for him.

Mr. & Mrs. Chapman left here for their drive back to Maine very pleased that they stopped in, and we were equally pleased to have hosted their visit.

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