Black Friday… Cyber Monday… Giving Tuesday
"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." Winston S. Churchill
Giving Tuesday is a day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Entering its 7th year, this global movement is fueled by the power of social media. Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. There’s certainly no shortage of causes to give to; hurricanes, floods and wildfires, just to name a few. But there are also many organizations right in our own communities in need of financial and volunteer support. Giving Tuesday is a great time to consider giving back locally. Northern New Hampshire is blessed with a diverse group of organizations aimed at a variety of social causes such as housing, medical care, fuel assistance, child care and providing food. In NH, Granite United Way has developed a website to search specific services in different areas of the state, 211nh.org.
Local, national or international, we know that we feel good when we help other people. And it doesn’t matter whether they give money, time or advice – it’s the giving that counts.
CARC has been serving area residents since 2008; their delivery system includes four main programs.
~ Thrift Shop, offering discounted clothing, furniture, books and housewares;
~ Food Pantry, providing food for those in need;
~ The Hancock Fund Financial Assistance Program, helping those in emergency financial crises;
Among their many services, Whole Village Family Resource Center has a food pantry, the Food Depot. The non-profit, volunteer agency also has a thrift store, and limited financial assistance. The organizaiton serves the 15 communities surrounding and including Plymouth, NH. Click here to donate.
They provide opportunities and support for people to learn and grow in self-sufficiency and to get involved in helping their neighbors and improving the conditions in their communities. They provide an array of Services for children, adults, elderly and disabled adults and children. Click here to donate.
There were nearly 2,000 NH residents homeless as of January 2017. The Bridge House, located in Plymouth provides emergency shelter and support for individuals and families. Due to the VA’s commitment to end veteran homelessness, the Bridge House is able to offer specialized services for this population. Including financial assistance through their fund “NH Funds 4 Our Vets”. Click here to donate.
The Circle Program provides girls from low-income New Hampshire families with new opportunities to learn the skills, courage and confidence they need to handle the challenges in their lives. Click here to donate.