Jennifer Spinney, Grappone Toyota Appointment Coordinator Team Leader, volunteered for the Merrimack Valley Football Boosters on Wednesday, August 10th. When Jenn first arrived, she attended the team meeting with the coach, athletic director, trainer, assistant coaches and players. They spoke to the players about respect, grades, behavior, and team work. She was impressed by the response from the team as they listened to their peer’s valuable lessons, which included a conversation on adopting healthy lifestyle choices. She was amazed at how the Merrimack Valley Football Boosters philosophy mirrors ours, here at Grappone Automotive Group. Jenn helped wrangle up the boys, created an attendance sheet for the coach, as well as, documented where the players stand with completion of their impact test, sports physical, camp registration, and IIE agreement. She also assisted with lunch preparation, serving, and cleanup. At the end of her day of volunteering, Jenn presented the Merrimack Valley Football Boosters with a $250 donation from Grappone in the Community, on her behalf.
Laura Evans, Grappone Toyota Appointment Coordinator, arrived at Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester, NH, on Friday, July 22nd, to meet with Terry Penny, a volunteer at the farm. She watched a short film on the history of how the farm came to be. She then went straight to work, at the Tack Shop, sorting rain sheets, turn out sheets and light blankets, and binning them up according to size. Laura’s next project consisted of unloading the truck’s inventory used at the Deerfield Fair Grounds the prior weekend for the Deerfield 250th Celebration. She also worked with Terry to saddle a horse for the very first time. Finally, Laura cleaned out the puppy pens and exercised the puppies to help release some of their built up energy! At the end of her day of volunteering, Laura presented Terry Penny with a $250 donation from Grappone in the Community to help support the farm. Live and Let Live Farm is “A non-profit, Volunteer Rehabilitation, Rescue and Sanctuary for animals”, which relies solely on volunteers to run the farm. Laura had a wonderful time and is looking forward to returning to the farm again soon!
Cyndi Solomon, Grappone Staff Accountant, presented a donation of $250 to Concord Capitols’ Vice President, Jen Peightell Diachenko, from Grappone in the Community on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at their 2015 Season info/registration night. Cyndi has been the Treasurer of Concord Capitols since January of this year. Her volunteer duties consist of attending board meetings and writing grants to raise money for the Capitols. Established in 1988, the Concord Capitols Football & Cheer programs have a rich history of providing opportunities for youth to participate in programs that teach kids to strive for excellence in teamwork, sportsmanship and scholastic achievement. Future fundraising events include a car wash at Arnie’s on July 5th and August 16th, and a yard sale at Martin Field in Concord.There will also be an additional info/registration night on Sunday, June 14th at Martin Field from 4:00 – 5:30. Concord Capitols is still accepting new players for all football and cheer teams for the 2015 season, so please stop by the field or call Cyndi for more information. Want to learn more about Concord Capitols programs? Go to www.concordcapitols.org
Amanda Jenkins, Grappone Toyota Express Service Advisor, volunteered on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Pope Memorial SPCA. Last April, Pope Memorial SPCA relocated to their new three million dollar facility in Concord, NH. The new facility allows them the capability to help over one hundred animals at any given time. Amanda was amazed to see all that goes into the process of running an animal shelter. She arrived at 9 a.m. and started her shift helping the morning cleaning crew. Most of the staff begins work at 7 a.m. at the SPCA in order to have everything cleaned and ready to open the facility at noon. There was a room full of cats with the flu so everything had to be removed and bleached twice before new animals could go into this area. She also sanitized dishes, cleaned laundry, removed trash, organized food, and swept and mopped floors. After the cleaning chores were finished, Amanda assisted with data entry by inputting volunteer hours and filing new volunteer applications. There are over 300 active volunteers at the SPCA alone, which makes this non-profit organization a well-oiled machine. Volunteer positions range from dog walking and cat technicians to fundraising and special events. Amanda was very impressed by the passion and dedication that each volunteer displayed and she was glad to be able to be a part of helping the animals in need. She is looking forward to continuing to volunteer at the …