Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter • 2 Quincy Street • Nashua • NH • 03061-3116
Mailing address: Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter • PO Box 3116 • Nashua • NH• 03061-3116
 
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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Join in the fun at our 5K Run, 10K Run, 3K Walk or our famous Kid's Sprint!  Form a Corporate Team to participate in our 5K NSKS Dell Cup Challenge.  This is one of our major fundraisers with all proceeds supporting the programs here at Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.  
 Our Race has been listed as one of the
Best Top 10 Races in New Hampshire!  
 Awesome news!!  
 
 
 
 Eileen Brady will be retiring
after 24 happy years at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter!
 
 
 
 
Please join us
on Friday, March 31,
between 1PM-4PM
 
in the Dining Room
at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter,
2 Quincy St, Nashua for
 
Eileen's Retirement Party!
RSVP to Juana Fields, Juana@nsks.org.
 
Food • Music • Fun 
 
No gifts, please, but donations to NSKS are always welcome!
 
 Eileen says "Thanks to all of you for the opportunity to participate in community efforts to end homelessness and hunger in Greater Nashua and beyond."
 Help us say
"Thank You and Best of Luck"
to Eileen!
 
From the front page of March 27, 2017 Telegraph:
 
 NASHUA – Eileen Brady, who has dedicated her life to helping others, is retiring after working at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter for almost a quarter century.

Brady will be honored at a retirement party at the Nashua Soup Kitchen on Quincy Street from 1-4 p.m. March 31.

Brady, a nun with the Sisters of Mercy, has worked for the organization for 24 years. Her multidimensional role has her performing many tasks for the agency, but a key is her work with decision-makers statewide.

“Her focus is political advocacy,” said Carol Weeks, the organization’s community outreach coordinator. “She keeps us up to date at the Statehouse and on the federal level. She’s always been wonderful with networking and with political folks local and statewide.”

According to a recent profile in Fiddlehead Magazine by writer Stacy Milbouer, Brady thought she would be a teacher, but was drawn to social work.

After Brady earned her master’s degree in religious education from Emmanuel College in Boston, she worked during the 1970s to sign poor people up with food stamps and other services.

Since then, Brady has championed affordable housing and a myriad of causes wrapped around care and support of community members in need.

The Soup Kitchen offers meals service, a food pantry, housing and education services.

“She’s been such a vital part of the team,” Weeks said. “She’s so knowledgeable about the clients who come here. When she greets people, she greets them by name.”

Weeks said Brady has seen a lot during her years with the Soup Kitchen.

“She has seen multiple generations come through here,” Weeks said. “She’s always excited to share when a client has improved their situation so they don’t have to come here anymore.

“It’s heartwarming to know how many of them have improved their situation in life and how good they are doing now.”

Weeks said Brady has been involved in numerous areas.

“She’s in so many groups and committees,” Weeks said. “Hopefully, we’ll have someone in her position soon to pick up from where she’s had to step away as she’s retiring.”

Brady’s retirement comes shortly after longtime director Lisa Christie’s retirement earlier this year.

The Soup Kitchen will be closed March 31 for the event, which is open to all who may have worked with Brady or have been helped by her along their way.

“Anybody who wants to come in and wish her well is welcome to come,” Weeks said. “We’re going to miss her.”

Don Himsel can be reached at 594-1249, dhimsel@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DonH.

  
 
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The Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter
is in our new location!
Please visit us at
2 Quincy Street, Nashua
our phone number
is still 603-889-7770
 
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“Hunger is not an act of God or an act of nature.  It is a choice we are making as human beings.” Marion Wright Edelman         

Poverty is a weapon of mass destruction
 
The NSKS serves the Greater Nashua area.  Community support is critical to the NSKS.  Over 70% of the funds for operating programs for those in need come from private contributions.  We are grateful for your support.