ROCHESTER - The Holy Rosary Credit Union has donated copies of the book "Amazing Masks" written by William Allen School second-grade teacher Jennifer Brock to Rochester elementary schools as well as local pediatric offices, dentists, day cares, and the Rochester Public Library.
"The goal of Amazing Masks is to help ensure that our most precious resource, our children, are as emotionally prepared as possible as they enter the upcoming school year and the new normal of wearing masks," Brock said. "The hope is this book will ease anxiety, create smiles and happiness, and make the return to school a little easier. We are thrilled at the support we have received from HRCU. We cannot thank them enough for supporting our communities."
Along with the books to the Rochester School District, HRCU also donated Staples gift cards to be used to provide school supplies for students that may be in need.
"As the Superintendent of Schools in Rochester, I am so fortunate to have community partners like HRCU. Their support has never waned even during the pandemic and our school community is deeply appreciative of HRCU's constant support to our students, staff and families," Superintendent Kyle Repucci said.
Todd Civin, of Civin Media Relations and Publishing Services, the publisher of Amazing Masks, also donated backpacks with supplies through the program "KushCares Children in the Community".
"I am thrilled to find a company like HRCU to supplement what we are doing for children in Southern New Hampshire," said Civin, who serves as the Director for KushCares Children in the Community. "To work with a group who has similar goals regarding children in our communities is especially exciting. We hope to partner on additional joint ventures in the future."