With an event last week, employees at the New Hampshire Retirement System have started raising money for Operation Santa Claus (OSC).
Judi Brideau, a retiree service technician, said the continental breakfast held Sept. 28 raised $215 and is the first of three fundraisers for OSC. She said employees, all the way up to the executive director, were very involved.
“Everybody pitched in one way or another,” she said. “People baked for the breakfast, and we charged $5.”
NHRS employees are planning two other fundraisers this year, a bake sale on Halloween and a holiday dessert sale on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. Brideau said when the money from the fundraisers is combined with employees sponsoring a child, they hope to sponsor 20 children in total.
“I think it is a good cause, and that’s why I’m very much involved in doing the fundraisers and being able to help,” she said.
If you’re interested in helping out with Operation Santa Claus, you can find more information here and you can download a sponsor form here. You can also help Operation Santa Claus by heading to the Margarita’s locations in Concord or Manchester on Monday, Oct. 29 for their Full Moon Madness nights. For you, there’s giveaways, contests and food and drink specials; and OSC gets 5 percent of the restaurant’s gross lounge sales for that night.