Effective Student Marketing Holds Coast to Coast Fundraiser

Andover, MA (PRWEB) December 29, 2009 – Effective Student Marketing raised $1,500 during their annual holiday party as part of a coast-to-coast fundraising effort, and is still actively collecting donations. 100 percent of the proceeds were donated to the Lazarus House Ministries of Lawrence, Massachusetts and the Catholic Charities of Fresno County, California.

Effective Student Marketing makes a donation each year during the holiday season, traditionally to one east coast and one west coast organization. With private technical and career school clients across the country, Effective Student Marketing’s president, Andy Kelley, believes in giving back to all of the communities that help support them throughout the year.

“After visiting a school in the San Joaquin Valley area of California, I was struck by the severe economic conditions families are facing there. The farming community is experiencing a tremendous drought, and unemployment is at an all time high,” explained Kelley. “Our donation to Catholic Charities of Fresno County will be able to help these farming families receive food and shelter.”

The Lazarus House Ministries of Lawrence, Massachusetts is also an organization that provides food and shelter to families and individuals in need.

“I grew up in Lawrence, and know the story behind this organization. The Lazarus House provides important services to a community that is one of the poorest in the country, and I support their mission,” Kelley said. “These are people who need help right in our own backyard, and you can’t ignore that.”

To raise money for both of these charities, Effective Student Marketing asked the guests of the company holiday party to bring a donation for one or both of the groups. With over 30 people in attendance, the support each charity received was overwhelming. ESM is still actively accepting donations for both of these charities. See below for more information:

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Fresno

This organization provides aid to families in the San Joaquin Valley area of California. This farming community has been hit hard by drought, and currently, as many as 51% of residents need to receive some kind of food assistance.

Catholic Charities provides many services for those in need, including: food vouchers, assistance filling out forms for aid, and sustainable water solutions for farmers affected by the drought.

Please make checks payable to:
Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno
and mail to:
Effective Student Marketing
PO Box 1494
Andover, MA 01810

Lazarus House Ministries

An organization located in Lawrence, MA, Lazarus House Ministries provides a wide range of aid to families in the Merrimack Valley region. Serving over 8,000 people a month this charity helps one of the poorest cities in the United States.

Some of the programs that Lazarus House runs are: a residence for those living with the HIV/AIDS virus, a food pantry serving three meals a day, job training, medical and dental clinics, and a homeless shelter with 31 beds and 7 cribs.

Please make checks payable to:
Lazarus House Ministries
and mail to:
Effective Student Marketing
PO Box 1494
Andover, MA 01810





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