News : A Priority of Giving at Green Cocoon

Mar 13, 2014

Published in SeacoastOnline and in Portsmouth, Exeter, Hampton-No. Hampton, Salem, Andover, No. Andover, and Hamilton-Wenham Patch news sites.

By Michael McCord

“I’m living the dream” is one of Candace Lord’s favorite sayings. It also expresses a charitable philosophy for Green Cocoon, the Salisbury, Mass.-based sustainable insulation company where Lord is general manager. “We want to help others live the dream,” Lord said.

As the 7-year-old company continues to grow, it has also become deeply involved in the greater Seacoast region community and beyond. For the second straight year, Green Cocoon will be the main underwriter for the 8th annual Hope for Youth Gala to support Seacoast Youth Services in Seabrook. The event includes live and silent auctions, dancing and games, and will be held March 22 at the Ashworth by the Sea hotel in Hampton. All proceeds will go to Seacoast Youth Services, which provides a wide range of outreach programs for youths and their families.

“This is an awesome event, and we have seen firsthand that Seacoast Youth Services is an organization to back and be very proud of,” Lord explained. “They (Seacoast Youth Services) approached us and we are glad they did. They have a unique type of engagement that gets through to kids. We saw kids build a boat and the amount of labor they did. I know it sounds corny, but these kids truly are our future and we want them to succeed.”

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