BNH Makes $40,000 in Recent Donations to Local Organizations
Laconia, New Hampshire – October 10, 2023 – Bank of New Hampshire is thrilled to announce its recent philanthropic contributions to four esteemed local organizations. Demonstrating our unwavering dedication to the community, the Bank has proudly made donations to Families in Transition, The Laura Mahoney Autism & Epilepsy Foundation, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, LNA Health Careers and The Tom Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.
The $10,000 donation to Families in Transition will play a pivotal role in fortifying their Food Program. Committed to providing support to individuals and families within emergency shelters and women’s recovery housing programs, Families in Transition’s culinary team diligently crafts nourishing meals daily in their fully licensed kitchen. This initiative aligns with their overarching mission to not only alleviate homelessness but to also break the cycle of its pervasive impact.
The $5,000 donation to The Laura Mahoney Autism & Epilepsy Foundation is set to empower individuals through their innovative Café Program: Making Food & Friends (teen social skills/cooking night). By seamlessly weaving social skills, such as engaging in games and fostering peer interactions, with vital life skills like cooking, table setting and cleaning, the program offers a holistic approach to personal growth. Additionally, it introduces recreational activities, including climbing wall challenges and snowshoeing. The Laura Foundation’s resolute mission is to extend funding towards therapeutic recreation and educational initiatives that enrich the lives of individuals with autism and seizure disorders.
The $5,000 contribution to The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester will directly bolster their youth services program, providing essential mental health support to youth residing in both the center and the Eastern and Southern regions of Manchester. Recognizing the urgency of addressing the escalating mental health needs of disadvantaged youth, particularly amid the challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, MHCGM’s youth services program stands as a beacon of hope.
The $5,000 donation to LNA Health Careers will help fund their Phlebotomy Project. This project will recruit and train up to fifty phlebotomy technicians in the Central and Southern areas of the state, including Merrimack, Hillsborough and Rockingham counties. The overall goal of the program is to provide education and training to enough phlebotomy technicians to fill the current workforce needs in the central and southern areas of the state, providing relief to healthcare providers so they may focus on other critical healthcare roles.
Furthermore, the Bank’s substantial donation of $15,000 to The Lantos Foundation echoes our commitment to fostering change through the arts. The Activist Artist Scholarship Program, supported by this contribution, empowers high school seniors to craft compelling essays on inspiring Activist Artists or create their own impactful pieces of activist art. This initiative underscores the profound connection between human rights and artists worldwide. Celebrating the often-unheralded role of artists in the human rights movement, The Lantos Foundation champions and amplifies their vital narratives, aligning with their Global Citizenship pillar of work.
“Emphasizing one of our core mission principles, we are dedicated to fostering brighter prospects for the communities we serve,” stated Michael Seymour, Chief Retail Banking & Marketing Officer at Bank of New Hampshire. “Our collaborations with organizations such as Families in Transition, The Laura Mahoney Autism & Epilepsy Foundation, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and The Tom Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice are a testament to their ongoing commitment to enhancing the vitality and health of New Hampshire.”
Bank of New Hampshire is proud of these partnerships as we aspire to remain an independent mutual financial institution, delivering innovative solutions and exceptional service, while assisting our employees, customers and communities to build brighter futures.
Bank of New Hampshire, founded in 1831 provides deposit, lending and wealth management products and services to families and businesses throughout New Hampshire and southern Maine. With 21 banking offices and assets exceeding $2 billion, Bank of New Hampshire is the oldest and one of the largest independent banks in the state. Bank of New Hampshire is a mutual organization, focused on the success of the bank’s customers, communities and employees, rather than stockholders. For more information, call 1.800.832.0912 or visit BNH.Bank.
Caption: Bank of New Hampshire representatives presenting donations to Families in Transition, The Laura Mahoney Autism & Epilepsy Foundation, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, LNA Health Careers and The Tom Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.