MANCHESTER, NH (April 21, 2020) — St. Mary’s Bank recently made a $10,000 donation to Nashua PAL (Police Athletic League) to help with the major remodeling of its Youth Safe Haven building on Ash Street.
“Nashua PAL’s Youth Safe Haven is a positive force in the lives of so many Nashua youth and their families,” said Ron Covey, St. Mary’s Bank President and CEO. “We proudly support the renovation of this facility because of the lasting impact it will have on a community in need.”
Nashua PAL serves more than 2,000 youth in Greater Nashua through 16 different programs. At Youth Safe Haven, which is located in a high-crime Nashua neighborhood, the organization provides free afterschool care and mentoring programs to over 400 youth from low-income households.
Donations like St. Mary’s Bank’s will help with exterior improvements and solar panel installation as well as interior renovations to include educational resources, safety features, and ADA accessibility. Building on Hope, a volunteer organization that facilitates improvements to select non-profit buildings in New Hampshire, is managing the $1 million Youth Safe Haven project slated for completion this May.
The gift to Nashua PAL was made through St. Mary’s Bank’s Community Outreach Program, which serves the New Hampshire community through loans and grants to specific organizations and charities.
St. Mary’s Bank recently made a $10,000 donation to Nashua PAL (Police Athletic League) to help with the major remodeling of its Youth Safe Haven building on Ash Street. Pictured above (left to right): Shaun Nelson, Executive Director of Nashua PAL, Brenda Baron, Building on Hope Volunteer and Lead Designer, Michael Carignan, Nashua Police Chief
About St. Mary’s Bank
St. Mary’s Bank is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative with branch locations in Manchester, Hudson, Londonderry, Milford, and Nashua and dedicated mortgage centers in Nashua, Concord, and Portsmouth. Founded as the nation’s first credit union in Manchester in 1908 and still headquartered there today, St. Mary’s Bank emphasizes a long tradition of service excellence, convenience, and value in its delivery of progressive banking products and services that help members save, invest, borrow, plan, insure, and retire. Forbes Magazine recently ranked St. Mary’s Bank the number one credit union in New Hampshire for overall recommendation, satisfaction, and trust.
About Nashua Police Athletic League
In 1989, Nashua PAL (Police Athletic League) was founded with the mission to create a positive attitude between the children of Nashua and the members of the Nashua Police Department through sponsored sports, activities and enrichment programs.
About Building on Hope
Building on Hope is a community partnership project series centered in New Hampshire. With the motto of 'many hands make light work,' our group of thousands of volunteers, comprised of individuals and businesses, come together every two years to renovate a non-profit facility.