The Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patrick’s Parish receives $1,500 from Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union

LOWELL, MA (January 21, 2015) — Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is pleased to announce that the winner of the latest “Give a Click” campaign located on our website – – is The Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patrick’s Parish. This nonprofit has a network of partners who are committed to ending food insecurity for those who live, worship, and work in the Pelham community. It provides basic, nonperishable food items, bread, meat, and dairy products on a weekly basis and personal care items, household supplies, and special items on a rotating basis.

Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union understands the value of community and working together.  On the WeShareACommonThread.orgwebsite, community members can read about three worthy nonprofit organizations and then vote for the one they would most like to see us support.  The charity with the most votes then receives a $1,500 donation from the Credit Union.  Different charities are posted every quarter, so we encourage people to keep returning to to help their favorites gain a much-needed donation.

“We consider social responsibility to be an integral part of our overall mission,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “The ‘Give a Click’ campaign allows us to help people in our region become more involved with their communities and with each other. We are pleased to help The Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patrick’s Parish continue its important work.”

In this campaign, the organizations received strong support from website visitors. When the campaign ended, The Food Pantry of Pelham at St. Patrick’s Parish received the most votes, while the Dracut Food Pantry came in a close second, and the Westford Food Pantry came in third. Individuals are permitted to vote only once.

The current “Give a Click” campaign is focused on another trio of nonprofit organizations in the region. The organizations vying for the next donation are: Lowell House, Inc., A Child’s Light, Inc., and Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center.

Photo cutline: (From left) Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing  Officer Michelle Silveira, Fr. Volney DeRosia of St. Patrick’s Parish, and Cheryl Brunelle, director of the food pantry.

About Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union:
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union was established in 1912 and is a full-service, member-owned community-based financial cooperative with more than 66,000 members and $1 billion in assets. It operates seven full-service branches in Lowell, Dracut (2), Tyngsboro, Chelmsford, Methuen and Westford, Massachusetts; two high-school branches at Lowell High and Dracut High schools; a loan center in Lowell; and two mortgage centers in Chelmsford and North Reading.

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