M&P delivers Thanksgiving Baskets for Families served by LRCS

Pictured (left to right) are Bill Bald, Holly Marston, Candace Murray and Butch Schuck of M&P Insurance who helped deliver the donations to Lakes Region Community Services.

Melcher & Prescott Insurance has been a supporter of LRCS events, programs, and activities for many years. This week M&P went above and beyond in its generosity when Accounting Associate Candice Murray coordinated an enormous Thanksgiving donation drive with her colleagues from the Melcher & Prescott offices in Laconia, Plymouth, Meredith and Moultonborough.  M&P employees teamed up to create ten overflowing Thanksgiving baskets feasts for local families who receive services from the LRCS Family Resource Center.

Among the countless items in each family’s delivery was a turkey, large ham, potatoes, onions, rice, lasagna noodles, brownie and corn bread mix, breakfast cereal, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, paper products, containers for leftovers, and the requisite large baking pan to fit the 20 pound turkey.

Erin Pettengill, Director of the Family Resource Center commented, “We are very grateful for this lobby-full of donations from Candice and her colleagues at Melcher & Prescott. I am continuously amazed by the caring and kindness displayed by the Lakes Region community. We know first-hand what a difference these baskets will make to families who struggle to meet holiday expectations and how great it is to see those smiles.”

Candace humbly deflects any thanks. “Don’t thank me. I am very lucky to work with such generous co-workers and for an organization that encourages and supports our efforts!  It warms my heart to know the baskets are well received by the recipients.”

One grateful recipient of the donation was able to change her Thanksgiving Day plans: “I was going to take my family to the diner for Thanksgiving. I just didn’t have what I needed to make the meal.” Melcher & Prescott has helped bring a joyful and memorable Thanksgiving to ten local families. Thank you!