YMCA gives to those in need

To the Editor:

One of the Y’s main focus areas is social responsibility, and we consider our efforts to help ease the burden of local food pantries important to the work that we do in Greater Nashua.

Our members and staff were very generous this holiday season. We know that local food pantries have faced challenges keeping their shelves stocked this year, and are pleased that our donations will help those who are most needy in our community.

Within the past two weeks, we have delivered nearly 150 cases of food to the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter. Additionally, members contributed more than 100 blankets, 48 coats and more than 70 hats/scarves/gloves and socks in partnership with Kieran’s Kovers, which also will be donated to Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter.

As is tradition, our giving trees assist those less fortunate YMCA members. This year, 98 families at the Nashua branch and 66 families at the Merrimack branch were blessed with Christmas gifts to make the holiday a little more joyful for children who would normally not have a Christmas gift to open.

Our community is stronger when everyone can be involved – that is the YMCA way.

Elizabeth A. Covino
Director of community relations