Nashua Bank gives to soup kitchen
The Nashua Bank is supporting a local community-service organization this holiday season. After reading reports about a sharp decline in the donations received by the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, employees decided to forego sending holiday cards to customers, suppliers and business contacts in favor of making a contribution to the kitchen, which provides food to the needy. A notification was sent to bank customers in their monthly statements. "Giving back to the community in this fashion is very consistent with our mission of being a local resource," said G. Frank Teas, Nashua Bank president and CEO. "Our entire staff has become involved, and everyone is truly enthusiastic about this idea!" While the bank has supplied a portion of the soup kitchen bequest, staff members have also added money from their Sunshine Fund, to which they make contributions each pay period throughout the year. Money from the fund is then used for philanthropic initiatives, such as America Cares (for families of fallen soldiers and veterans) and the Nashua Pastoral Care Center's recent Penny Picker Campaign. The group also "adopts" a family during the holiday season through the Nashua Pastoral Care Center's Holiday Program.