Local Schools and Organizations Benefit From McLane Donation

October 27, 2003

Manchester, NH — Rarely does the community benefit so directly when a business reorganizes, but that was what happened when the law offices of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association decided to rearrange their departments and work groups. McLane’s attorneys and staff have strong ties to their communities and are quick to recognize any opportunity to help. Through their efforts, a huge windfall in the form of furniture and furnishing accessories was donated in early October to the Manchester, Hooksett, and Auburn Village School Districts. The shipment included desks and chairs, bookcases, lamps, tables, and accessories that will be distributed for use in school offices and classrooms wherever they are needed. McLane partner Tom Donovan, who initiated this effort, said of the donation “We want our schools to be first on the list whenever there are additional resources to go around.” The McLane law firm, with offices in Manchester, Concord, and Portsmouth, is the largest firm in New Hampshire.

McLane also donated two complete work stations, miscellaneous paper goods and office products, through The Donation Depot. This nonprofit organization within Southern New Hampshire University coordinates the collection, recycling, and distribution of donated items for the benefit of other nonprofits throughout New Hampshire. Contact Frank Eaton at f.eaton@snhu.edu or call him at (603) 645-9622 for more information.

In addition, High Hopes Foundation of New Hampshire, Inc., through its new board member, McLane attorney Jeremy Walker, received two filing cabinets. High Hopes President Gloria Jacobson welcomed the gift, saying “As a non-profit organization, we run a tight budget, so it is most helpful to receive this type of office furniture.” High Hopes grants wishes to New Hampshire children, aged 3 through 18 years, who suffer from seriously chronic diseases or life-threatening illnesses. Learn more about High Hopes at http://www.highhopesnh.org.