Marguerite’s Place Wins $1,500 From Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union
As the first quarter of 2017 came to an end, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union closed out the first Give-A-Click campaign of the New Year with Marguerite’s Place as the latest winner. The Nashua-based non-profit organization received a $1,500 donation from the Credit Union’s We Share A Common Thread Foundation.
Marguerite’s Place provides transitional housing, child care and a wide array of supportive services to help women and their children make their way from homelessness to permanent self-sufficiency. They assist with finances, job-training, education, community involvement, healthcare and more.
The Give-A-Click campaign runs every quarter on the Credit Union’s We Share a Common Thread Foundation website. Community members visit the site, learn about three worthy non-profit organizations, and cast their vote for the one they would like to support. The organization with the most votes at the end of the quarter is awarded a $1,500 donation from the Foundation. New non-profits are posted every quarter and people of the community, Jeanne D’Arc members, employees and supporters of the featured organizations are asked to visit WeShareACommonThread.org to help their favorite nonprofits gain a much-needed donation.
The $1,500 donation won by Marguerite’s Place will be used to benefit the organization’s child care program, as well as its transitional housing opportunities.
“Fifteen hundred dollars may not seem like a lot to most people, but to us, it’s huge,” said President and Chief Executive Officer of Marguerite’s Place, Barbara Alves.
Marguerite’s Place is the first non-profit organization of its kind in New Hampshire to offer on-site childcare for clients, as well as the Nashua community.
The organization credits their win to the efforts of their Board members, employees, friends, family, gracious supporters and their clients in helping spread the news of their participation in the Give-A-Click program. Marguerite’s Place shared the voting page through Facebook posts and email blasts, and rallied together to get as many votes as possible in the last few weeks of the campaign.
“We’re very happy to have Marguerite’s Place as our latest winner of Give-A-Click,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “Their dedication and commitment to helping women and children in need in the Greater Nashua area, and even beyond, is amazing. We’re proud to support them,” he added.
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was also honored to feature The Front Door Agency and Nashua Children’s Home as nominees in the first quarter campaign. The race proved to be tight throughout.
The second quarter contest kicked off on April 1st with the following organizations vying for the next donation: UnCommon Threads, The Humane Society for Greater Nashua and The Greater Lawrence Community Boating Program.
Photo cutline: Marguerite’s Place is the latest winner of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s Give-A-Click campaign. Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Credit Union (middle) presented (left) Barbara Alves and (right) Candace Gordon with a $1,500 donation.