On a rainy Thursday evening in December, Mike Apfelberg (shown on right), President of United Way of Greater Nashua, dropped off a contribution at Girls Incorporated on Burke Street in Nashua. Girls Incorporated currently receives $45,000 in annual program support from United Way. This funding supports 4 of the organizations program: The Burke Street Café, The Girls Center, The Young Women’s Leadership Program, and Burke Street Early Learning.
According to Girls Incorporated CEO Cathy Duffy Cullity (shown on left), “Being a United Way partner organization gives Girls Inc. credibility with our donors, opens doors to recruit volunteers and helps to form new collaborations. I cannot say often enough how important the financial support United Way gives us is to the success of our programs. There have been many times that they have carried us through shortfalls. Their support and dedication to our programs and mission is validation that we are indeed making a difference in our community.”
More information about Girls Incorporate can be found on-line at www.girlsincnewhampshire.org.
According to Apfelberg, “United Way is very proud to be a strong partner with Girls Inc. They serve a vital purpose in our community, supporting the needs of young girls who lack a strong support structure at home. For many of these girls, Girls Inc. serves as a surrogate family, nurturing the minds, temperaments, and physical needs of these girls. It is a great honor of ours to be a supporting partner of Girls Incorporated.”
United Way of Greater Nashua currently provides program funding for 29 different programs in 17 different agencies throughout the greater Nashua area. This area encompasses 11 communities, including Nashua, Hudson, Merrimack, Milford, and the surrounding towns. United Way partners with individuals, companies, and thousands of company employees to raise these funds, primarily through payroll giving. In addition to supporting critical needs in our community, United Way also plays a leading role in youth substance abuse prevention through the “Nashua Prevention Coalition” and is deeply involved in immigrant-integration issues through the One Greater Nashua initiative.
If you are interested in learning more about United Way of Greater Nashua and becoming a partner company or agency, please visit them up on-line at www.unitedwaynashua.org or call (603)882-4011.