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People's United Community Foundation Awards $2,500 to Community Caregivers

Manchester – People’s United Community Foundation, the philanthropic arm of People’s United Bank, announced today that it has awarded $2,500 to Community Caregivers of Greater Derry.

Community Caregivers of Greater Derry provides support and assistance to help the elderly and disabled remain independent in their home environments and their communities. Services are provided at no cost through a network of more than 400 volunteers.

“We are happy to have People’s United Community Foundation as a new community partner and admire their grassroots approach to making sustainable change,” said Cindee Tanuma, Executive Director of Community Caregivers of Greater Derry.

The grant from People’s United Community Foundation will support its Volunteer Care-Giving Program, which matches trained and vetted volunteers to elderly, disabled or homebound community members for free in-home assistance or transportation.

“Community Caregivers of Greater Derry is providing important services for individuals who are having a difficult time performing everyday essential tasks on their own,” said Dianne Mercier, Officer of People’s United Community Foundation and President of People’s United Bank in New Hampshire. “Whether it’s through transportation, grocery shopping or performing household chores, Community Caregivers of Greater Derry is helping residents remain safely in their homes with dignity, and People’s United Community Foundation is proud to support their efforts.”

Established in 2007, People’s United Community Foundation was formed to help support programs and activities that enhance the quality of life for citizens in the communities that People’s United Bank serves. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842 and serving customers from New York to Maine through a network of 417 branches, is the largest independent bank headquartered in New England. The Foundation places special emphasis on programs designed to promote economic self-sufficiency, education and improved conditions for low-income families and neighborhoods. The funding priorities of the Foundation include: community development, youth development, and affordable housing. 

Posted on: October 30, 2012
Topics: Funding Awards

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