Change for Charities

What is Change for Charities?

Here at The Marketplace, our customers, owners and employees are deeply-rooted in our local community. Because of that, we take a passionate interest in what’s happening with the families, friends and colleagues of local residents and try to help when we can. From when we started less than a year ago, in June of 2015 our customers have raised over $25,000.00 for the various charities.

When we first opened The Marketplace, we thought what better way to lend assistance than to let our employees select a monthly cause to which we would contribute.  Our initial idea was $250 per month but our employees rallied around the idea of donating the proceeds from the tip jars you see near our checkout stands.

So please share your change if you care to and know that it’s going to a good cause – a cause selected by the employees of The Marketplace to benefit worthwhile individuals or organizations right here in our local community.

2017 Charities

January: Melissa Marottoli Hogan Foundation


2016 Charities

December: Madeline’s Wish

November: Guilford Food Bank

October: Anchors for Autism

September: Niko’s Life is Rad & Beautiful

August: Shoreline Greenway Trail

July: Grass Island – Save the Shack

June: New Melissa Jones Playground

May: Help Meadow Kick AML

April: Habitat for Humanity

March: Guilford Dog Park.

February: Carl’s Crusaders.

January: Madeline’s Wish

2015 Charities

June Cause: Mad about Madeleine.

July Cause:  Meals on Wheels.

August Cause: Daniel Cosgrove Animal Shelter.

September Cause:  New Lungs for Mikey.

October: American Cancer Society

November: Food Bank

December: Madeline’s Wish

  • Melissa Marottoli Hogan Foundation to Benefit in January 2017
    January 3, 2017
    About the Foundation Founded by the family of Melissa Marottoli Hogan to honor her...
  • Entire Staff Chooses Madeline's Wish to Receive December's Change for Charity
    December 2, 2016
    The entire staff at The Marketplace chose Madeline's Wish to be the beneficiary...
  • November's Charity is The Guilford Food Bank
    November 7, 2016
    This month's Change for Charities is going to the Guilford Food Bank. Guilford Food...
  • October's Charity is Autism Anchor
    October 4, 2016
    by Sandy Connolly This month's Change for Charities is going to Anchor Autism, and...