Grappone in the Community with Stevenna Pisapia

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  Stevenna Pisapia, Grappone Human Resources Assistant, had a blast volunteering at The Upper Room’s 14th Annual Family Matters Auction on Friday, November 6th to benefit southern NH children and families. While there she helped set up the tables for the auction, did registration, entered the bid numbers, and cashed everyone out at the end of the night. Stevenna said it was inspirational seeing the community come together to support such a great non-profit during a fun night of silent bids, live bids, raffles, and games. And on top of all of that fund raising, 75 children were sponsored directly at $250 a piece per child; the Grappone in the Community program directly sponsoring one of those children. The Upper Room is a non-profit Family Resource Center located in Derry committed to the development of strong individuals and families in the community. Stevenna has previously volunteered and interned at The Upper Room and is very thankful she had an opportunity to go back through the Grappone in the Community program. She’s excited to volunteer again next year at The Upper Room’s 15th Annual Family Matters Auction!  

Grappone in the Community with Jenna Wible

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  The weather was quite chilly, but the atmosphere was fun and welcoming when Jenna Wible, Grappone Ford/Mazda Parts Warehouse Representative, arrived at the Autism Speaks Northern New England 13th annual Walk on Sunday, September 20th. Jenna signed in and headed over to the Children’s Activity Area to set up and decorate the tent. She spent most of her time helping the children with coloring, making bookmarks and Halloween pictures. Each child got a sticker once they completed a craft which they could trade in for a prize. She also spent some time at the bounce house; when the children were finished bouncing she gave them each a lollipop. Families from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont gathered on the campus of Southern New Hampshire University to support Autism Speaks’ mission to fund research and increase awareness to advocate for individuals with autism and their families. Special guests included: the UNH Men’s basketball team, WLNH 98.3 DJ “Mya,” and representatives from the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon. Jenna was proud to be a part of this event, and at the end of her day of volunteering she presented Autism Speaks with a $250 donation from Grappone in the Community, made on her behalf.  

Grappone in the Community

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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 …