In The Community
Archives for 2011
December 15, 2011
Through a partnership between Preble Street and Avesta Housing, Florence House was created to provide safe, supported permanent housing to chronically homeless women in Portland, Maine. BNN supported Florence House in 2011 by providing kitchen help for the evening meal offering. This includes meal preparation, serving the meal to residents and kitchen cleanup. The organization relies heavily upon volunteers as the Florence House kitchen has just one employee.
December 13, 2011
Ruth’s Reusable Resources’ mission is to ensure that students and classrooms in Maine have the basic tools for learning, by transferring surplus business supplies and merchandise into the hands of school children and teachers. BNN employees Rob Wright, Lisa Varela, Ellie Baker, James Boissonneault, Julie Paquette, Hope Dvorak, Josie Hajdysz, Brad MacDonald, and Kelly Huggins were all on deck to support this worthy cause.
November 1, 2011
BNN’s Manchester office pitched in to buy full turkey dinners for needy families found by the Boys & Girls Club, and before Christmas time, “adopted” as many families as possible, and bought them everything on their Christmas lists and then some, including all the shopping and wrapping of gifts. Jacqueline Lynch had this to say, “Sponsoring families of the Manchester Boys and Girls club is an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only were we able to provide 8 families with a warm fulfilling meal on Thanksgiving day, that they likely would otherwise not have, but we were also able to provide 2 families (10 total individuals) with a reason to celebrate on Christmas morning. Having worked with kids of the club in the past, it is so nice to know we’re able to make their holidays brighter. Thanks to the help of many Manchester colleagues, we shopped for 8 thanksgiving meals, purchased tons of Christmas gifts, and even wrapped the gifts in festive paper to greet them on Christmas morning!”
October 1, 2011
BNN held a book sale to support The United Way and generated $150 to our annual campaign. BNN employees donated books for the sale and then in turn shopped for books. “This was a great way to help the United Way and also clean out old books and pick up reading for the upcoming year,” said Jennifer Stewart.
August 25, 2011
BNN’s Manchester office was eager to kickoff the Granite United Way campaign as a 2nd year Pace Setter Company of the region. For the eighth year in a row, BNN Manchester had 100% participation from its 50 employees and raised $22,162 through various fund-raising efforts including everything from a 50/50 raffle to an indoor office mini-golf course.
June 1, 2011
A Baker Newman Noyes team joined the Heart walk for the American Heart Association in Manchester, NH, and all the members engaged in their own individual fund raising.