Gift to support Workforce Development for People with Disabilities & Special Needs
Manchester, NH – Easterseals NH Workforce Development program has been awarded a gift of $15,000 from St. Mary’s Bank to help fund the work the program provides for job development, placing, and training to people with disabilities or special needs throughout New Hampshire so they enjoy the success and benefits of employment. The generous gift came in as part of the Easterseals NH Big Ideas for Building Independence Capital Campaign that will fund the massive renovation of the organization’s main facility in Manchester and will consolidate Workforce Development Services under the same roof as many other Easterseals services to allow clients easy accessibility to all supports they may need.
“Through its many programs, Easterseals NH does so much around the state to help individuals enjoy full and rewarding lives,” remarks Ron Covey, St. Mary’s Bank President and CEO. “St. Mary’s Bank has a long history of supporting Easterseals NH, and we are delighted to do so at this exciting time when their renovation and consolidation of services will enable them to serve the special needs community more efficiently.”
St. Mary’s Bank has a long relationship of supporting Easterseals programs and most recently helped to fund a partnership between Easterseals and Welcoming Manchester designed to develop and deliver a job training program specifically for new Americans seeking full-time employment. This training program provided job-specific skills training, English language instruction, cultural competencies training, and guaranteed employment with Easterseals upon acceptance into the program.
Easterseals NH just celebrated 80 years of services in the Granite State, helping people of all ages with disabilities and special needs. Statewide, Easterseals NH serves more than 13,000 people of all ages with disabilities and special needs through 90 unique including autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, military & veterans services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, and dental services.
“The support from St. Mary’s Bank will help our clients to become active members of the New Hampshire workforce,” said Easterseals President and CEO Larry Gammon. “St. Mary’s Bank continues to have a positive impact on Easterseals NH and the community as a whole through their extremely generous philanthropic efforts.”
In addition to the gift from St. Mary’s Bank, the capital campaign, which launched in September 2016, has had tremendous support from companies, foundations and individuals throughout the state. To date, over $2 million has been raised.
There is still plenty of time left to help reach the $2.5 million goal. To learn more about Easterseals and the Big Ideas for Building Independence Capital Campaign, please visit www.easterseals.com/nh or contact Senior Advancement Office Karen Van Der Beken at 603.621.3556 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About St. Mary’s Bank
Founded in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1908, St. Mary’s Bank is the first credit union in the nation. It makes progressive financial products and services available and affordable to consumers and businesses. Members enjoy excellent service, competitive rates, low fees and state-of-the-art banking services. Headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, St. Mary’s Bank has locations in Manchester, Hudson, Londonderry, Milford, Nashua and Concord. Call 1.888.786.2791 or visit www.stmarysbank.com for more information.
About Easterseals New Hampshire
For 80 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Easterseals services include autism services, inclusive child care and early intervention, special education, medical rehabilitation, camping and recreation, vocational services, senior services, substance abuse services, adult day programs, community based services, individual service options, transportation services, residential service options, dental services and veteran services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve more than 13,000 children, adults and seniors in over 90 programs throughout the state. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit www.easterseals.com/nh.