Volunteering at CASA

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Grappone Team Member, Nancy Cote, volunteered for CASA of NH on Friday, November 8th working on their semi-annual fundraising campaign’s 4,000 piece mailer. She sent out handwritten notes to thank past contributors and volunteers. She also prepared greeting cards to benefit CASA and packed jewelry for transfer to the local church for their upcoming fundraiser. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire court system. As a private nonprofit, they rely on a diverse revenue base. Thirty to forty percent of their operating budget is from state and federal funding, with the balance from individual and corporate contributions, private grants and revenue from CASA fundraising efforts. Nancy was pleased to present CASA with a $250 donation from Grappone in the Community. She said, “What a great group of people doing an amazing job for the children in the court system in the State of NH.  There were 2 employees there who took delivery of vehicles from Grappone Toyota and they couldn’t be happier.  One employee, Marty, was actually the woman responsible for bringing CASA to the state.  She loves the Toyota facility, her RAV4, and us (not necessarily in that order)!  I can’t wait to go back.  I will be volunteering on my own in the future.  Thanks for the great experience! “   You can also help Nancy support CASA of NH by …

Mazda Drive 4 Good

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Today is World Kindness Day, we figured it would be a good time to announce the Mazda Drive 4 Good event . Mazda will be hosting this event for six weeks from 11/25/13 until 1/2/14. How does it work? Well, during Mazda Drive for Good, Mazda will be giving back to the community in a few ways. For every Mazda test drive at our dealership, Mazda will pledge one hour of their time to a local worthy cause. If you purchase or lease any new Mazda vehicle then $100 will be donated to a select national or local charity. The national charities include: Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, American Red Cross, American Heart Association and the Mazda Foundation. Come in for a test drive during these six weeks or purchase/lease a Mazda and you will walk out knowing you just helped a charity! Now tell us, how do you help charities?  By Danielle Roller

Volunteering at Merrimack River Greenway Trail

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Grappone in the Community is back in action! On July 21, 2013, Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail hosted their first annual fund-raising event, the Merrimack River Trail Triathlon, sponsored by NE Delta Dental. The triathlon featured a 4k Bike, 3k Run, and 3k Paddle. The race took place incorporating the Trail. Proceeds from this event went to the Greenway Trail. Grappone HR Benefits Specialist, Cathy Lamontagne, volunteered at the triathlon on Sunday through our Grappone in the Community program. She directed the runners and bikers through the trails. Cathy presented President Dick Lemieux and Trustee Assistant Alex Vogt of the Friends of MRGT with a donation of $250 from Grappone in the Community, at the end of her visti on her behalf. Visit Merrimack River Greenway Trail for more information!