Citizens Bank Champions in Actions
In July 2017, HAVEN received the Citizens Bank Champions in Action in New Hampshire award. This unique program began in 2002, and rewards nonprofit organizations in local communities as a way for Citizens Bank to give back and to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality in its communities. HAVEN was awarded $35,000 in unrestricted funds along with local media coverage through the Union Leader and volunteer support from Citizens Bank.
“We want to thank Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader for recognizing HAVEN as a Champion in Action and for their support.” Kathy Beebe, executive director, HAVEN.
HAVEN is investing this gift into the Safe Kids Strong Teens (SKST) violence prevention education program. HAVEN educators visit schools across Southeastern New Hampshire, presenting age appropriate presentations in K-12 classrooms.
The goal of the SKST violence prevention education program is to dispel myths about sexual assault and dating violence and to positively shift knowledge and attitudes to ultimately prevent violence.
HAVEN is extremely grateful to Citizens Bank for this gift.