Londonderry, Vt. – Neighborhood Connections recently received a donation from the EILEEN FISHER Company Store in Manchester. The contribution of $4,539 will support health education classes and programs for women and girls. Programs will be led by Dr. Delores Barbeau, Neighborhood Connections’ community physician and health educator. The classes are designed to instill clear knowledge about women’s health issues, healthy self-perceptions and the strength to be individuals when faced with peer pressure. Equipped with this knowledge, women and girls may take charge of their own health and share their wisdom with other groups in their communities.
“We are so grateful for EILEEN FISHER’S great generosity and support of our programs for women and girls. We wish to particularly thank Lana Prouty and all their staff,” said Executive Director Tom Dougherty.
The Manchester EILEEN FISHER Company Store opened in June of 2014 and has taken an active role in becoming involved in the local community.
“We’re proud to support Neighborhood Connections, and happy to be making a difference in the lives of girls in rural Vermont. In March of 2015 we had the opportunity to collaborate with Neighborhood Connections and made a contribution of $3,197 to support the health education programs for women and girls. We were happy to have the opportunity to host an event again this year and make an additional contribution. For over 30 years, we have been committed to empowering girls in finding their voices to make a positive impact in their communities. We are thrilled to follow the continued success of Neighborhood Connections’ programs for women and girls,” says Lana Prouty, EILEEN FISHER Store Leader. For more information about EILEEN FISHER visit eileenfisher.com, or find them on Facebook (facebook.com/eileenfisherny) or Instagram as @eileenfisherny.
Neighborhood Connections is a community-based organization that was founded in 2009 out of a need for innovative and cost effective social outreach in the underserved populations of area mountain towns. Neighborhood Connections responds to community-identified needs with a range of social services and health-related programs with particular emphasis on those most vulnerable. Learn more about Neighborhood Connections at www.neighborhoodconnectionsvt.org.