Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Manchester Community Resource Center assists Good News Garage

Good News Garage NH would like to thank The Manchester Community Resource Center (MCRC), a nonprofit agency located at 177 Lake Avenue in downtown Manchester, for their support and hard work. The participants of the MCRC's Job Readiness Program produced approximately 750 kid treat packs and 500 candy bags this summer to be distributed at the Good News Garage booth during community events and fairs.

A typical participant in the MCRC job program is a new US resident with little to no work experience in this country. For most, English is a second language and the Job Readiness Program is designed to help these individuals overcome cultural barriers and become work ready. To create the Good News Garage kid packs and candy bags, the MCRC participants were set up in an assembly line situation. They "clocked in" and divided up responsibilitites which included labeling, filling bags, ribbon tying and quality control. Good News Garage is extremely thankful for their help and the support of the MCRC.

Good News Garage NH, a program of Lutheran Social Services, is interested in pursuing partnerships with other NH organizations and agencies. For more information on partnerhips or volunteer opportunities, contact Susan Swain, Good News Garage NH Marketing and Development Manager, at sswain@goodnewsgarage.org or 603-669-6937.

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