Black Friday… Cyber Monday… Giving Tuesday
Giving Tuesday is a day of giving which is celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Entering it's 6th 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 organiations right in our own communities in need of financial and volunteer support. Giving Tuessday is a great time to cosnsider giving back locally. Norther 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 New Hampshire, 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. Won’t you consider giving to these organizations providing services right here in our local community. In the great words of Winston S. Churchill…"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
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 organization serves the 15 communities surrounding and including Plymouth, NH. Click here to find out how you can help.
Provides Christmas gifts for local children within Campton, Thornton and Ellsworth whose families have applied for assistance. Donations of new, unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the Campton-Thornton Fire Department at 186 NH Route 49 in Campton at any time and are always appreciated!
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 find out how you can help.
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 find out how you can help.
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 find out how you can help.