Since working at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, I have always contributed to the annual United Way fundraising Campaign without realizing exactly what United Way does in our community.
By accepting the opportunity to be a Loaned Executive for United Way of Greater Nashua, I was invited to learn exactly how the dollars I donated each year were being used in our community.
After attending the Loaned Executive training, I was excited to share the news about how United Way touches the lives of so many. United Way is helping children through the Boys and Girls Club, women at risk through the Front Door Agency, families in transitional housing at Anne-Marie House in Hudson, and making a difference for thousands of our neighbors through some two dozen funded programs. The advocacy and support offered through United Way leaves me feeling proud and honored to be a small part of the big picture.
I valued the time I spent working side by side with community partners and learning about the United Way fundraising campaigns that are held annually throughout the city and surrounding communities. The money raised to help United Way offer continued support and growth of community programs filled me with gratitude for all the hard work of so many.
I look forward to another adventure as a Loaned Executive this coming fall!
Michele Canto is Manager of Volunteer Services at St. Joseph Hospital.