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2018 Small Acts That Give Back

Small Acts That Give Back is our own version of random acts of kindness. The mission is to spread joy to our members and neighbors right here in our own community. Read below to find out what we’ve done so far this year.

Nominate a Nonprofit

We are honored to recognize For the Love of Erika as our 2018 Nonprofit Winner. The organization received a $2,018 donation to assist in its mission. Watch this video where Taylor Goodman-Leong, Founder and Executive Director, talks about For the Love of Erika.

Click here to see a full list of the campaign nominees.

Small Acts That Give Back

Gas Card Giveaway

Five lucky members received a $100 gas gift card by simply telling us where a full tank of gas could take them. Congratulations to Theresa, Christopher, Steven, Lucia and Vathana!

Theresa - Gas Card Giveaway Christopher - Gas Card Giveaway Steven - Gas Card Giveaway Lucia - Gas Card Giveaway Vathana - Gas Card Giveaway

Hometown Hero

Congratulations to our four Hometown Heroes, Andrea Connelly, Phil Lemire, Peter Moore and Midge Landry! Our 2018 Hometown Heroes were nominated by community members who appreciate their dedication to serving others. To recognize their efforts, we awarded each of them with a $250 prize. Thank you for all you do to spread kindness throughout our communities.

Andrea Connelly - Hometown Hero Phil Lemire - Hometown Hero Peter Moore - Hometown Hero Midge Landry - Hometown Hero

Pay Your Heating Bill

Our Pay Your Heating Bill campaign gave community members the chance to win up to $400 toward their electric, gas, propane or oil bill. Four members received assistance paying for their high heating costs. Congratulations to Jessie, Scott, Tammy and Pamela!

Jessie Nokham Week 1 Scott Wozniakowski Week 2 Tammy Herring Week 3 Pamela Murphy Week 4
Oreo Cookie Day

Oreo Cookie Day

Nothing like a Small Act That Gives Back that’s also delicious. To celebrate National Oreo Cookie Day, we surprised members and employees with free Oreo cookies.
Small Act at Market Basket

Small Act at Market Basket

To help some of our neighbors with their grocery shopping, we gave shoppers at the Fletcher Street Market Basket in Lowell a free tote bag and a Market Basket gift card. We certainly enjoyed seeing the smiles on our community members’ faces as they received a small gift to help with their purchase.

Small Act at Muffins on Main

Small Act at Muffins on Main

Early risers at Muffins on Main in Westford received a special surprise as they placed their order, and were inspired to pay it forward to other customers waiting in line.

Showing the Love
Give-A-Click Winner
Give-A-Click Winner

Friends of the Dracut Library is our third quarter Give-A-Click winner. The Friends help support Dracut’s Parker Memorial Library by promoting awareness, raising funds and sponsoring programs and events to benefit the library and the community members who use its services. The organization received a $1,500 donation from our We Share A Common Thread Foundation.

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Keeping Dracut Healthy

Our team from our Dracut Lakeview Branch helped the Dracut Council on Aging set up for its annual Health Fair, which was held at Dracut Senior Center. Members of the community attended this free event to learn about different ways to care for their health and wellbeing.

Keeping Dracut Healthy
Fun at the Farm
Fun at the Farm

Nothing says fall like a weekend at the farm. We had a great time at The Salvation Army of Nashua's Apple Fest. Our team members helped attendees paint pumpkins and make scarecrows. People of all ages gathered at Sullivan Farm in Nashua to enjoy hay rides, face painting, delicious ice cream and more to help support The Salvation Army's mission.

Honoring Steve Jones

A Bed for Every Child (Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless), Greater Lowell Family YMCA, Town of Chelmsford Scholarship Committee, My Father’s House and D’Youville Life & Wellness Community are the 2018 recipients of the second donations from the Steve Jones Legacy Fund. Representatives from each organization joined the Credit Union at the UMass Lowell River Hawks hockey game to celebrate and honor Steve Jones. Steve was a 20-year veteran of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union and was well-known throughout the community for his involvement with many organizations. The Steve Jones Legacy Fund allows us to continue to support the nonprofits Steve was passionate about.

Honoring Steve Jones
Gardening with Mill City Grows
Gardening with Mill City Grows

Throughout the summer and fall, our team members volunteer monthly at Mill City Grows’ urban farm. The organization helps make fresh, locally grown food available for community members in the Lowell community.

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