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Aug-2010

Charles Handy and Family support the Food Shelf

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Contact: Tamson Rodon
Planet Aid – Nashua
Phone 603-533-9437
Fax 603-594-4177
Tamson@planetaid.org
Operations Manager – Jackson Fernandes
16 Celina Avenue
Nashua NH 03063
Phone 603-594-4175
Fax 603-594-4177

Press Release
Charles Handy and Family support local non-profit organization
Planet Aid Partnership Program provides passive income to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf

Burlington VT – August 4, 2010: Planet Aid is proud to partner with Mr. Charles Handy and the Handy
Family service stations and convenience stores located throughout Vermont. As a supporter of Planet Aid, the Handy Family is committed to helping non-profit and charitable organizations with quarterly financial support. On August 1, 2010 the Handy Family presented a donation check totaling $1,563.04 to the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf located in Burlington VT. Previous beneficiaries chosen by the Handy Family include The Vermont Respite House, Services Rendered and the Humane Society of Chittenden County.

Planet Aid Inc.
Founded in Boston in 1997, Planet Aid opened operations in New Hampshire in September 2008. After relocating from Manchester NH to offices and a warehouse located on Celina Avenue in Nashua in October 2009, Planet Aid became a member of the Nashua Chamber of Commerce and additionally, is a proud member of the North East Recycling & Recovery Association (nrra.net) and the NH Businesses for Social Responsibility as well as other local area Chambers. Originally only offered to School Districts and Colleges, Planet Aid expanded our fund raising program to include local businesses that select a non-profit organization as a quarterly beneficiary. Planet Aid is a non-profit organization whose objectives include development, relief aid and protecting the environment. Planet Aid has supported more than 50 projects worldwide by providing over $60 million in aid. The EPA reports that only 15% of textiles are recycled nationwide and that the average person discards 10 pounds of clothing per year. The Planet Aid warehouse located in Nashua currently services over 1.9 million people in New Hampshire, Vermont & Southern/Western Maine….this equates to 19 million pounds of used textiles that if not collected by Planet Aid WOULD BE DUMPED IN OUR LOCAL LANDFILL!!! For more information about Planet Aid and/or the Planet Aid Partnership Program visit: www.planetaid.org and view our page under the YOUR LOCAL PLANET AID – NORTHERN NE tab.

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