CLD Consulting Engineers Raise Money For Soup Kitchen And Serve At New Horizons
CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc. (CLD) Annual Golf Tournament Contributes Funds to New Horizons
Manchester, NH – Sept. 12, 2009 –CLD Consulting Engineers, Inc. (CLD), Manchester, NH held its 13th Annual Golf Tournament August 12th at the Plausawa Valley Country Club in Pembroke. In addition to a fun afternoon of exercise and networking, funds were raised from many donated raffle items from various clients and vendors, and a “putting on the green” contest sponsored by CLD.All proceeds from these activities went to the New Horizons Soup Kitchen, Manchester.
Christopher R. Bean, P.E., President of CLD, had the honor of presenting the check for over $1,300 to Fred Robinson, Executive Director of New Horizons.
New Horizons soup kitchen serves breakfast for Shelter guests an dinner to seniors daily, typically serving 200 meals a day. CLD employees have been serving meals at New Horizons every first Friday of the month for 24 years, affording them a great opportunity to give back to the Manchester community.
CLD provides professional engineering services to communities, regional planning agencies, state and federal agencies, and industrial and private clients throughout New England. www.cldengineers.com
Attached Photo: CLD President Chris Bean presents check to Fred Robinson, Executive Director, New Horizons. Also present David Gates and Patricia Shedd from CLD, and additional volunteers Sarah Morrill, Rebecca Shedd and Joe Morrill.
FREUDENBERG-NOK Celebrates 20th Anniversary and Gives Back
Supplier gives Back in Tough Times and Delivers to New Horizons
Manchester, NH, September 2, 2009
Freudenberg-NOK, the leading producer of advanced sealing and vibration control products, has reached a significant milestone as the company celebrates its 20th anniversary. To commemorate the event, employees throughout its American and international locations are pulling together in these tough economic times to give back to their local communities.
In Manchester, Freudenberg-NOK employees volunteered to hold a food drive to benefit the New Horizons Food Pantry. The 250 plus Manchester employees began the food drive on Monday, August 3rd with a goal of collecting 1000 pounds of food.Throughout the month of August food was collected and the 1000 pound food goal was actually met after just two weeks. As of today, the generous employees of Manchester collected 2,837 pounds of food which was delivered to the New Horizons Food Pantry by ten Freudenberg employees and an 18 ton semi truck.
“Our employees have described this experience as rewarding and hope to continue such positive community efforts in the future,” said Suzanne Gelinas, Freudenberg – NOK, Manchester Human Resource Manager.
“We are thrilled to receive such a donation,” said Mary Silva, New Horizons Food Service Manager, “we typically struggle to keep food on the shelves during this time of year, so it couldn’t have come at a better time for us.”
Lisa DePlacido, New Horizons Receptionist continued, “In these difficult times this food drive has a huge beneficial impact and we at New Horizons are very impressed with Freudenberg-NOK’s great efforts.”
Record Turn Out For Bill Kelly Road Race
Pictured: Mike Benton, Paula Joyce, Fred Robinson, Debra Ouellette, Scott Colby, Laura Brown and Roy Tilsley, Jr.
MANCHESTER, NH - JULY 23, 2009
The Sixth Annual Bill Kelley Memorial Road Race was held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at the Executive Health & Sports Center, had a record turn-out of 310 runners and raised $17,500 for New Horizons and Angie’s Shelter for Women. Mike Benton, Owner Executive Health & Sports Center and Attorney Roy Tilsley, Jr., both long time friends of Bill Kelley originated the race six years ago to remember their close friend Bill Kelley.“Bill will always be remembered as someone who loved life and serving people,” said Tilsley.
Bill fought a courageous battle with cancer up until his death in 2003. He was a life-long Manchester resident who graduated from Bishop Bradley High School, received degrees from Boston College and Harvard Law School, and was a founding member of New Horizons for New Hampshire located at 199 Manchester Street in Manchester. Bill Kelley’s commitment to his community was evident in the many community organizations he served.
“As many of you know, the Bill Kelley Memorial Road Race is a critical fundraiser for New Horizons for New Hampshire. For over 30 years NHNH has served the hungry and homeless in Greater Manchester to help them become self-sufficient. In these challenging economic times, we are very fortunate to have such a group of caring people who put countless hours into this fundraiser for New Horizons,” said Scott Colby, New Horizons Board President, “it is their commitment to serve others that helps to sustain our mission especially during the tough summer months.”
The friends of Attorney Bill Kelley go well beyond expectations with an annual road race in his honor. Between the record 310 runners/walkers who registered for either the 10k or 5k, the many friends and family who came out to enjoy the festivities, coupled with sponsorships and the silent auction, over $17,500 was raised to support New Horizons in this critical time when the food pantry shelves are bare.
A special thank you to our key sponsor, MVP Health Care. We also thank other sponsors like Northeast Delta Dental, The Law Offices of William Schubert, Bernstein Shur, P.A., Catholic Medical Center, Manchester Monarchs, and many more.
Winners of the 10K: Male – Jack Bauer, Female – Kristin Wege, 5K: Male – Coby Jacobus, Female – Lisa Winn (ironically these two are engaged to be married). They were awarded six month Executive memberships. One month Executive memberships were awarded to the top finishers in each age category.
>We also want to thank the many volunteers that donated their time. Special thanks to the road race board members, Deborah Ouellette, Race Director and Business Manager, Executive Health & Sports Center, Mike Benton, Owner, Executive Health & Sports Center, Paula Joyce, General Manager, Executive Health & Sports Center, Roy Tilsley, Jr., Attorney, Bernstein Shur, P.A., Scott Colby, Director Government Affairs & Managed Care, Catholic Medical Center, and Laura Brown, Business Manager, NH Sportsplex.
“We wanted to find a way to honor Bill’s memory while also making a difference in our community. Honoring Bill’s deep commitment to New Horizons was the catalyst for us to organize and to continue holding this race,” continued Attorney Roy Tilsley, Jr.
Bishops Charitable Assistance Fund Helps To Kick Off Breakfast Event
MANCHESTER, NH - August 24, 2009
New Horizons for New Hampshire received a grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund to support the sixteenth annual NewHorizons’ Thanksgiving Breakfast to be held on Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 at the Radisson in Manchester.
>The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund makes grants to tax-exempt organization without regard to religious affiliation for projects that help people in New Hampshire meet their basic needs. The Fund is operated by volunteer lay men and women who serve the Directors and who make recommendations to the Bishop of Manchester for grants to any organization in New Hampshire whose mission is consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The Fund raises money through solicitation of individuals, businesses, and philanthropic organizations. An annual accounting of funds raised and disbursements is available atwww.catholicnh.org/BCAF
Hoping to raise over $75,000 for New Horizons and Angie’s Shelter for Women this year, Nancy Comai, NHNH Development Director said, “It wouldn’t be possible without the kind generosity of many people who are committed to ending the hunger and homelessness crisis in our community. This funding is just what we needed to kick start our efforts.”
The Annual Thanksgiving Breakfast is the signature event for New Horizons and Angie’s Shelter for Women. It has become a tradition that the people and business leaders of Greater Manchester look forward to. Fred Robinson, NHNH Executive Director continued, “We have been told by many attendees over the years that the Breakfast inspires them to get in the spirit of the season by hearing about the great needs of persons in our shelters, and those who use the soup kitchen and food pantry and how their needs are being met through the generosity and volunteerism of our community members.”
New Horizons Hampshire located at 199 Manchester Street and Angie’s Shelter for Women on Union Street in Manchester.
“For over 30 years NHNH has served the hungry and homeless in Greater Manchester to help them become self-sufficient. In these challenging economic times, we are very fortunate to still have the ability to hold such an event to increase awareness of these important issues and to thank our volunteers and those who contribute in support of our mission,” said Scott Colby, NHNH Board President.
New Horizons for New Hampshire is a soup kitchen, food pantry and provides emergency shelter at 199 Manchester Street and Angie’s Shelter for Women at 434 Union Avenue. Call (603) 668-1877 or visit www.NewHorizonsforNH.orgfor more information on Breakfast sponsorship or volunteer opportunities.