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. Each month, a team of employees help choose the Charity we will help through our change jars. These jars, located at our registers, are for you loose change or whatever you would like to donate. From when we started in June of 2015, our customers have generously donated over $39,000 in change for the various charities.
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.
January: Melissa Marottoli Hogan Foundation
February: Honey for Haiti
April: Raise the Roof
May: Hole in the Wall Camp
June: Dan Cosgrove Animal Shelter
July: Carl’s Crusaders
August: Cystic Fibrosis Fund
September: Hurricane Relef
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
May: Help Meadow Kick AML
April: Habitat for Humanity
March: Guilford Dog Park.
February: Carl’s Crusaders.
January: Madeline’s Wish
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
About the Foundation Founded by the family of Melissa Marottoli Hogan to honor her life, the MMH Foundation seeks to support ground-breaking lung cancer research, to promote lung cancer awareness, and to provide assistance to lung cancer afflicted families. The...
The entire staff at The Marketplace chose Madeline's Wish to be the beneficiary of December's Change for Charity. Madeline Guarraia lost her five-year battle with Leukemia in April of 2016. One of her last wishes was to ensure all children received a gift at Christmas...
This month's Change for Charities is going to the Guilford Food Bank. Guilford Food Bank (GFB) is an emergency food pantry formed in 1995. It is jointly managed by Guilford Interfaith Volunteers and the Town of Guilford’s Department of Social Services (GSS). The GFB...
by Sandy Connolly This month's Change for Charities is going to Anchor Autism, and I spoke with Seth Goeler (deli manager) at length about this organization and why they chose it. Anchor Autism, spearheaded by Guilford resident Page Slocum, is a dedicated, non-profit...