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Be Part of the Magic
October 2013

Mark Your Calendar:

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Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) Public Hearings
Keene:

Place: Keene Parks & Recreation Building, Room 14,
312 Washington St., Keene, NH
Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
Peterborough:
Place:
Peterborough Town Hall, Upper Hall, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough, NH
Date: Monday, October 21, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
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MCVP Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events
Wear Purple Day! Join individuals across the region in wearing purple on this day to show your support.
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Screening of the documentary film “One Minute to Nine”, the story of an Oregon mother whose choice to protect her family meant a ten-year sentence in jail for the murder of her husband.
Date: Monday, October 21, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM
Place: Peterborough Community Theatre
Cost: FREE!
Silent Witness Exhibit.
Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013
Time: Throughout the day
Place: Various places in Keene
Contact Kasey at 352-3844 for more information about any of these events.
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The NH Alcohol & Other Drug Service Providers Association Annual Conference 2013
Addiction: Exploring the Behavioral Health Connection
Date: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Time: 8:00 AM-3:30 PM
Place: Holiday Inn, 172 North Main St., Concord, NH
Cost: Members $50; Non-Members $85.
For information, or to register, call Abby at 603-225-9540, or register online at http://nhpacon13.eventzilla.net.
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23rd Annual Keene Pumpkin Festival
Place: Downtown Keene, NH
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: 12:00 PM-8:30 PM
For information, visit http://pumpkinfestival.org.
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MFS is Sponsoring a Community Book Group In Recognition of October as Mental Illness Awareness Month
Join MFS Staff for a discussion about Darkness Visible A Memoir of Madness by William Styron; A lucid account of Styron’s descent into and climb out of a near-fatal depression.
Date: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Time: 6:30 PM-7:30 PM
Place: Keene Public Library, Winter Street, Keene, NH
For more information please contact Lucy Shonk at lshonk@mfs.org or call 283-1568.
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MAPS Counseling Services Speaker Series Presents Unlocking Suicidal Secrets: New Thoughts on Old Problems in Suicide Prevention
Featured speaker: Shawn Christopher Shea, MD.
Date: Friday, November 1, 2013
Time: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Place: Monadnock Covenant Church, 90 Base Hill Rd., Keene, NH
Cost: $120 (for professionals); $50 student discount with current student ID.
For more information, or to register, visit www.MAPSnh.org.
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Dance the Night Away!
The Annual Dance to benefit the NH Special Olympics and the Penguin Plunge team from the Monadnock Region.
Date: Saturday, November 9, 2013
Time: 7:30 PM-11:30 PM
Place: Keene Country Club, NH
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door.
Contact Susan Newcomer at 603-363-8338 for more information.

In This Issue:

Air TimeOctober on WKBK…

The guest on “The Dan Mitchell Morning Show” at 8:10 am Wednesday, October 18th will be Kelly Steiner, Collective Impact Director from Monadnock United Way.

WKBK regularly features a Monadnock United Way agency on the third Wednesday of each month.

Health Monadnock Chamions Celebration

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2013-2014 Kickoff

Monadnock United Way 2014-2014 Campaign Kicks Off with $628,540!

28% of the way toward the $2,270,339 goal!

Monadnock United Way kicked off its annual campaign on Thursday, September 12th at the Keene Country Club reporting that early donations and pledges from the Pacesetter companies and Leadership Givers have jump-started the campaign with $628,540 or 28% of its $2,270,399 goal. Hundreds of volunteers will work on this year’s campaign to meet the goal that will support 44 agencies and programs throughout the region.

General Campaign Chair, Wink Faulkner, “magically” appeared and introduced this year’s campaign theme — “Be Part of the Magic!” — to over 100 attendees. The highlight of the program was the announcement of the early campaign totals from the Pacesetter companies: C&S Wholesale Grocers, City of Keene, Clark-Mortenson Agency, ES3, LLC, The Melanson Company, Monadnock Community Hospital, Southwestern Community Services and Timken. The commitment of these organizations and their employees lays the foundation for a successful campaign.

Faulkner commended the efforts of the Pacesetters and the early Leadership Givers who have made it possible to kick off the campaign with 28% of the goal already achieved. “We truly do live in a ‘magical place’! This is a great start and represents the commitment that these companies, employees and all of the volunteers have to our community,” Faulkner congratulated each of the Pacesetters and thanked them for getting the campaign off to such a wonderful start.

The program also included the introduction of the Division Chairs and Special Assistants who help coordinate the efforts of hundreds of other volunteers throughout the region. This year’s Division Chairs are: Michelle Hayward from Savings Bank of Walpole, Professional Division; Keith Thibault from Southwestern Community Services, Construction Division; Peter Hansel from Filtrine, Industrial Division; Gigi Batchelder from Monadnock Family Services, Commercial Division; Erin Temmen from C&S Wholesale Grocers, Special Division; Jess Snelling from Home Healthcare Hospice & Community Services, Towns II; Barbara Summers from Dublin, Towns III; Beth Truman from Keene, Towns IV; and Bill Goodwin from Dublin, Towns V; Towns I is currently open. Special Assistants for the campaign are: John Hoffman from Sullivan, General Campaign Chair Alumni; Nancy Vincent from the Keene Public Library, Employee Campaign Delivery; Frank Dobisky from Thomas Transportation, Leadership Giving; Allen Mendelson from Edward Jones, Pacesetter Recruiting; Ken Jue from Ken Jue Consulting, Loaned Employee Recruiting; and Sheila Williams from the Keene Public Library, Campaign Communications.

Additionally, 10 Loaned Employees from area businesses and local government were introduced: Mike August from the City of Keene; Samantha Berry and Dave Williams from Markem-Imaje; Kathy Brooks from Clark-Mortensen Agency; Meghan Chaisson from C&S Wholesale Grocers; Todd Craig from Timken; Katie Longchamp, Molly Taflas and Evan Wollacott students from Keene State College; and Chrissi McMahon from ES3, LLC.

Magic!

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2013 Day of Caring

Volunteers Throughout the Region Helped Area Nonprofits on September 11, 2013!

Conant High School National Honor Society students help spruce up the Monadnock Adult Care Center in Jaffrey; UNFI employees painting at the Keene Senior Center; Lee and Jackie from UNFI help out at MCVP in Keene; Canon Solutions America lend a hand at Rise…for baby and family in Keene; Target Employees at Sophia’s Hearth Family Center in Keene; Members from the Elm City Rotary Club lay cobblestones at Ashuelot River Park.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Day of Caring.
Hope to see you all again next year!

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Small Acts. Big Impact!

By Ariel Frankel

The following is the second of three stories featuring a Monadnock United Way agency written by Ariel Frankel as part of her internship with Monadnock United Way.

Ariel received her Bachelor of Arts in English, from Keene State College in May 2013. Her fondness for the different seasons has Ariel convinced that New England will always be her home.

kitchen-impactThe Community Kitchen (The Kitchen) has been helping feed the Cheshire County residents since 1983 when they started out in church basements. Today, they offer hot meals every weekday, with a mid-day meal on Sundays as well; and open their pantry twice a week to give qualified clients boxes of food to take home. Executive Director, Phoebe Bray, runs The Kitchen with good humor and a fabulous Cornish accent. As a former manager of a cafe, Bray has experience in the food industry that has prepared her surprisingly well for her work at The Kitchen. She employs 13 people, four full-timers and nine part-timers, to help her plan, organize and execute the hot meals, along with a multitude of volunteers.

A dedicated volunteer, Lucy, has been helping every week for 30 years. She brings in donated food from her place of employment, Shaw’s in Peterborough, NH. The Shaw’s in Peterborough is not the only place that donates to The Kitchen: other grocery stores in Keene, like Hannaford’s and Shaw’s, and food banks around the Cheshire county area. Generally, the food banks give The Kitchen potatoes, onions, and carrots; the grocery stores give the Kitchen meat, bread, and baked goods. The food collected from these banks and stores go to families in need in the area.

While the weekly meals are open to anyone in need of a hot meal, the pantry boxes have a more rigorous vetting process. In order to qualify, interested persons need to provide proof of: income, residence in Cheshire County, and, if they declare children, proof of parentage. The Kitchen and Food Stamps program feed into one another. According to Bray, people who have been accepted for Food Stamps, it is easier for them to be accepted into The Community Kitchen’s Pantry Boxes program, and vice verse. At the pantry distributions, people are encouraged to bring in laundry baskets to carry out all the food, because boxes can’t carry as much or as well.

The Community Kitchen owns their building in Keene, “lock, stock and barrel,” explained Bray. Meaning, they don’t have to worry about a mortgage, a lease, or rent. They can use the money they raise on the needs of the community and the Kitchen. Even so, The Kitchen still needs money to operate. That’s where the funds they receive from Monadnock United Way and their various fundraisers come in. According to Bray, the funding they receive from Monadnock United Way accounts for about 12 per cent of The Community Kitchen’s budget.

For more information about The Community Kitchen, visit their website at: www.thecommunitykitchen.org.

Monadnock United Way distributes the funds it raises to dozens of agencies and programs that benefit the community. The Community Kitchen is one. The Community Kitchen has become a helping hand to over 8,000 hungry people in the Monadnock Region. They offer six hot meals a week, and twice weekly pantry distributions to qualifying clients. Each year, about 500,000 meals are provided with about 60% of those meals feeding children under the age of 19. They also host several fundraisers, like the Dr. Seuss Breakfast, the Annual Fenton Golf Tournament, and the Empty Bowls Project.

This is just ONE of the 44 programs funded by MUW that is changing lives every day.

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October Is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

This year MCVP: Crisis & Prevention Center is celebrating its 35th year providing services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the Monadnock Region; more importantly, they’re recognizing 35 years of volunteer service that has made this milestone possible.

MCVPEach October MCVP also celebrates Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time to mourn those lives lost to domestic violence, celebrate survivors and connect those who work to end violence, both nationally and locally. Domestic violence is a social epidemic that impacts 1-in-3 New Hampshire women. MCVP’s advocates and hotline volunteers provide free and confidential support to nearly 1,000 survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking each year.

MCVP invites you to get involved with this year’s DVAM! There are plenty of opportunities to show your support for breaking the cycle of violence this October. The easiest way is to visit the MCVP website and download the calendar “31 Ways to Make a Difference” and share it with your friends, family, colleagues, classmates — anyone in your life you think cares about ending domestic violence!

Consider joining MCVP for one of the awareness events they’ll be hosting:

  • Stop by the MCVP information table on Saturday, October 5th at the Keene Home Depot Safety Event between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, or Wednesday, October 9th at Cheshire Medical Center as part of National Health Cares About Domestic Violence Day.
  • Tuesday, October 15th: Wear Purple Day! Join individuals across the region in wearing purple on this day to show your support. Get your place of employment involved! MCVP can also provide you with purple ribbons to hand out and information to have on display. Contact Kasey at 352-3844 for more information.
  • Monday, October 21st: 6:30 PM at Peterborough Community Theatre — FREE screening of the documentary film One Minute to Nine, the story of an Oregon mother whose choice to protect her family meant a ten-year sentence in jail for the murder of her husband.
  • Thursday, October 24th: MCVP will be displaying the Silent Witness exhibit at various locations in Keene throughout the day. For more information please visit the MCVP website (www.mcvprevention.org).

Ending domestic violence in our community is everyone’s job. Together we can work to create safe homes for children and families. Contact MCVP today to learn additional ways to show your support now and during the rest of the year.

Consider volunteering on their crisis hotline, joining their Advisory Council, or becoming a board member. Let’s all work together to break the cycle of violence here in the Monadnock Region!

“You all have really made my life worth holding onto and not giving up. Please don’t ever give up doing what you do because you truly saved my life.” — MCVP Client

MCVP is a Monadnock United Way Agency.

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The Energy Programs at SCS Are Now In Full-Swing!

We are scheduling Fuel Assistance, Electric Assistance, and Neighbor Helping Neighbor appointments. It is best for folks to call the main agency numbers (352-7512 or 542-9528) to schedule an appointment.

Funding for the Fuel Assistance Program (FAP) does not come in until December. We are using the months of September, October, and November to get as many applications done as possible. This means we are unable to assist until then with fuel deliveries. This saves the fuel assistance funding for the most crucial (and coldest) months of the year. We will continue to take appointments December-April.

The Electric Assistance Program (EAP) provides a discount off the utility bills of eligible households for a period of twelve (12) months.

Neighbor Helping Neighbor (NHN) can be helpful for households that do not qualify for our regular programs and have a disconnection notice from their utility and are experiencing a hardship that makes it difficult to make the payment.

The Weatherization Program (WAP) continues to work with households to weatherize and winterize their homes. Households need to be found income eligible and meet the other requirements of WAP. The need for weatherizing far outweighs our funding but we do what we can to get as many households taken care of each year as possible.

There was also much activity at Southwestern Community Services for our United Way Pacesetter Campaign! SCS held a salad luncheon, raffles, and silent auctions to help make our Pacesetter Campaign a success! “Be Part of the Magic” was a fun theme and we enjoyed the Kickoff event as well!

Representatives from SCS Energy Services have also been attending the United Way Trainings that have been taking place. The trainings consist of an emphasis on evidence-based results/reporting and community impact. SCS appreciates the opportunity to participate in this.

Check out the SCS website at www.scshelps.org for information on WIC, Senior Housing, Family Housing, Fuel Assistance, Electric Assistance, Head Start, Workforce Development, Weatherization, Housing Stabilization, and our other agency programs.

We are wishing everyone a warm and safe fall season!

~ Energy Services Team

Southwestern Community Services is a Monadnock United Way Agency

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MFS Community Book Group
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Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation Public Hearings

Public Hearings are being held by the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT) throughout region to solicit input on the NH Department of Transportation 2015-2024 Ten Year Transportation Improvement Plan.

These hearings are an opportunity to broaden the conversation on transportation needs in the state to include community transportation and to advocate for continued funding for community transportation services.

Upcoming hearings are scheduled for Keene on Tuesday, October 8th, 6:30 PM at the Keene Parks & Recreation Building, Washington Street, and in Peterborough on Monday, October 21st, 6:30 PM at the Peterborough Town Hall, Grove Street.

For more information on the Ten Year Plan visit:
www.nh.gov/dot/org/projectdevelopment/planning/typ.

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Low-Income Taxpayer Project

With the help of United Way donations, the Low-Income Taxpayer Project (LITP) of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Pro Bono Referral Program continues to provide free legal services to low-income, New Hampshire taxpayers needing assistance with an IRS controversy.

In addition to the daily work of helping clients resolve their IRS problems, the LITP conducts outreach activities to spread the word about its services. These outreach activities can take many forms, but are largely aimed at three main audiences: (1) potential clients; (2) potential volunteers; and (3) social services workers. A recent event fell into the last category; last month, Clinic Coordinator Barbara Stewart spoke to a new class of AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) volunteers in Concord during their two-week training for their work in domestic violence victim advocacy.

Because physical abuse is often accompanied by financial abuse, it’s not uncommon to see victims in need of several different types of legal services at once. A married victim, for example, may need representation for a restraining order, a divorce, eviction defense, and innocent spouse relief with the IRS. Stewart’s explanation of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Legal Services Department helped the AVAP volunteers understand how they can connect their clients with those who can help them work their way through all these varied legal problems.

For more information on the Low Income Taxpayer Project, email Barbara Stewart, Clinic Coordinator at bstewart@nhbar.org.

NH Pro Bono is a Monadnock United Way Agency.

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The NH Alcohol and Other Drug Service Providers Association Annual Conference

Addiction: Exploring the Behavioral Health Connection

October, 17th 2013, 8:00 AM-3:30 PM, at the Holiday Inn, 172 North Main Street, Concord NH

NH Alcohol & Other Drug Service Providers Association Annual ConferenceThis year’s conference theme is “Addiction: Exploring the Behavioral Health Connection”. We know that our agencies and communities are inundated with individuals suffering from co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders.

The NH Providers Association conference is the only statewide conference in New Hampshire for substance abuse and behavioral healthcare professionals and organizations.

Many members of the Association are decision makers and state leaders in the field. There is no other opportunity better than the Providers Association conference for companies to gain access to a multitude of professionals all in one day.

REGISTER ONLINE AT http://nhpacon13.eventzilla.net, or contact Abby at 603-225-9540 for more information.

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Tidy Trims Thank You

Ninety-three (93) children received free back to school haircuts on August 26th thanks to 13 area hair stylists and a barber. Thank you to all who participated in the Third Annual Tidy Trims event at The River Center.

Tidy TrimsSpecific thanks go out to: Manhattan East, Peterborough – Stephanie Brock, Monique Brock, Cathy Menendez, Melissa Drogy, Sylvie Chenard; She’s So Fine Hair Design, Dublin – Glenna Reid; Stacey’s Salon, Jaffrey – Dawn Stacy and Lindsay Leighton; Givey’s Barber Shop, Jaffrey – Christine Morris; Added Touch Salon, Rindge – Jessica Walker and Katie McMahon; and Escape Salon, New Ipswich – Shannon Guillemette and Courtney Sikkila.

A grateful parent had this to say about the experience, “Thank you for doing back-to-school haircuts! My two daughters loved their haircuts. It was ‘less than stressful’ to only have to worry about purchasing notebooks, supplies, shoes, etc. and NOT have to worry about haircuts too!”

One mom was moved to tears because of the positive hair cutting experience for her child with special needs. Every professional was passionate and positive with each child to get just the right haircut for all.

Thank you all — you have given more than haircuts — you have given smiles and confidence for back to school success!

The River Center is a Monadnock United Way Agency.

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Fall Parenting Programs at the River Center

The River CenterSafe Sitter Course for Middle School Students

Saturday October 5th from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

Babysitting course for students ages 11-13. In this one-day program, students learn basic first aid, how to care for children (feeding, diapering, etc.), behavior management, and more. Space is limited. Advanced registration required.

$65 fee per student

Two-Part Webinar: From Pampers to Potty

Tuesday October 15th and Tuesday November 5th; 7:30-8:30 PM

Teaching your child to use the potty can be a daunting undertaking. When do you start? How can you make the process gentle and easy for everyone? Join Carol Lunan for this two-part webinar. Advanced registration is required.

$20 fee per family

Iron Caterpillars/Iron Butterflies

6 Wednesdays beginning October 16th; 3:30-5:30 PM or 6:30-8:30 PM

Is your preteen daughter posing new challenges to your relationship? This 6-week workshop is designed for mothers and their preteen daughters to create a community where mothers can learn from each other’s experiences and know they are not alone, and where girls can be their authentic selves with other girls. Guided by Dr. Birute Regine, developmental psychologist and author, and Bonnie Harris, parenting specialist and author.

$130 fee per mother/daughter pair

Frugal Families

5 Fridays beginning October 18th; 9:30-11:00 AM

Creatively living within your means with frugal tips, ideas, and projects. We will learn through discussions, hands-on projects, handouts and more. Learn how to do more with less — groceries, clothes, household savings, and leisure activities.

$10 fee

Special Education: Working Together to Support Children and Their Families

Saturday November 16th; 9:00 AM -12:00 PM

Panel discussion and small group sharing with community members who work to support students (early childhood through teens) who learn and grow differently. Whether you are wondering about some aspect of your child’s development or you have been involved in the special education system for years, come learn and discuss ways to support your child and family.

$15 fee

To register, call 924-6800 or email info@rivercenter.us.

The River Center is a Monadnock United Way Agency.

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Monadnock United Way Board Profiles

Kath GrossKathy Gross

Kathy has lived in the Keene area since 1997 with her husband and two children. She was the managing director of R.J. Reilly Platform Tennis Courts until its sale several years ago. She currently is the managing partner of a 1300 acre real estate development. Kathy is a long-time volunteer in the Monadnock community. Her service includes 12 years of leadership (board chair), board membership and committee work with the Monadnock Waldorf School. She graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and grew up in northern Westchester County, NY.

 

Robin HulbertRobin Hulbert

Robin Hulbert has spent 30 years of his career in business development and coaching with Fortune 500 senior executives from Hasbro Inc., Campbell Soup Company, Quaker State Oil Corporation and Exxon. Robin and his wife currently operate a small biodynamic dairy.

 

Bill StevensBill Stevens

Bill was born in Keene, NH and raised in neighboring Swanzey, NH. After graduation from Monadnock Regional High School in 1987, he attended Keene State College as a non-matriculated student while beginning his career as an Assistant Manager at Aubuchon Hardware in Winchester, NH. He was promoted to Store Manager and subsequently moved to Ware, MA where he remained for 8 years. He switched companies and moved back home to the Keene area, while going to work at Brown and Roberts ACE Hardware in Bellows Falls, VT. In May of 2006, he changed careers joining WorldWide Computer Solutions in Keene as Director of Sales and Marketing.

Bill has served the Keene and Bellows Falls communities through numerous organizations and positions including the Keene Rotary Club, Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance, Parks Place Community Resource Center, and the Vermont Make-A-Wish Foundation . Bill has served the Monadnock United Way as Campaign Team Captain, Allocations Committee Member 2010-2012 and Allocations Committee Chairperson for 2013.

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Annual Dance to Benefit the NH Special Olympics and the Penguin Plunge Team

Dance the Night Away with the Music of the “The Nines”!

The Annual Dance to benefit the NH Special Olympics and the Penguin Plunge team from the Monadnock Region will be held in the Keene Country Club Ballroom on Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 7:30-11:30 PM.

You can get your tickets in advance for $20 at Toadstool Bookstore (Keene) or Prime Roast. Ticket price is $25 at the door.

There will be light appetizers and desserts and a cash bar.

All the proceeds support the New Hampshire Special Olympics and the Monadnock Penguin Plunge team. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, please send your donation to the NH Special Olympics with a designation for the Penguin Plunge team!

Contact Susan Newcomer 603-363-8338 for more information.

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Rotary Clubs Accepting Applications for Success by Six Mini-Grants

RotaryThe Success by Six Committee of the Keene and Elm City Rotary Clubs has mini-grants available to organizations which have programs working with young children to help them start school ready to learn (for towns as listed in the Family Resource Guide keenerotary.org or clubrunner.ca/keeneelmcity).

All requests will be considered. However, grant requests to further education and training of childcare providers will be given priority.

If you are interested in applying, please send a letter by November 4, 2013 with details of your request for a specific project or need to:

Rotary Club of Keene
Attn: Success By Six
PO Box 126
Keene, NH 03431
or  e-mail SBYSIX@gmail.com

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Agency/Program Wish List

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western New Hampshire
Computers (Windows 7) — 352-9536, ext. 106

The Community Kitchen
Delivery drivers to deliver take-home food boxes on Thursday mornings. Depending on the route, it would take 1-2 hours. Volunteers would need their own vehicle and be able to lift about 40 pounds. — 352-3200

Contoocook Valley Transportation Company (CVTC)
Volunteer drivers for the Eastern Monadnock region — 877-428-2882, ext. 5

Keene Day Care Center
Washable markers, balls (any kind) — 352-2129

Keene Senior Center
Gardening hand tools for vegetable garden, paper towels, paper napkins, disposable coffee cups, IT volunteer to help with computer problems — 352-5037

MAPS Counseling Services
An acoustic guitar for an adolescent client who comes from a very impoverished background 355-2244

Monadnock Adult Care Center
Sewing machine Chris, 5322427

Monadnock Area Peer Support Agency (MPS)
Someone to tune our piano, twin-sized comforter, beading supplies 352-5093

Monadnock Center for Violence Prevention
Toilet paper, paper towels, household cleaning supplies (kitchen spray, bathroom cleaner, window cleaner, etc.)
352-3782

Monadnock Family Services
Baby soaps & lotions, baby food, bottles and toddler cups, teething rings, toilet paper & tissues, blankets, cleaning products, hand sanitizer/antibacterial wipes, utensils, sheets, cereal bowls, sponges, family-oriented DVDs, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, baggies etc., nonperishable food — Ann Foerster, 355-3040

Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center
Keurig coffee machine — Kathy, 357-6893

Phoenix House Keene Center
Bicycle(s) in good working condition, area rugs, towels, percussion
instruments — Mary, 358-4041

The River Center
Lawn mower, window A/C unit, child-sized picnic table, garden tools (trowels, spades, gloves, etc.), Potted mums
924-6800

WishingThe Samaritans, Inc.
Individually packaged snacks and/or beverages, crossword and Sudoku puzzle books — 357-5510

Southwestern Community Services
Plastic sealable totes with lids (large and medium), metal dressers, metal living room furniture, metal or tile tables for kitchen & living room, metal kitchen chairs, energy efficient light bulbs, personal care items, 35-gallon trash bags, twin sheets, new pillows, bath towels — Cathy Thornton, 352-7512, ext. 4295

Southwestern Community Services Energy Services
Any donations to Fuel Assistance, Electric Assistance, or Weatherization provides 100% direct assistance to clients in the form of preventing electric disconnects, providing emergency fuel deliveries, etc. — Keene, 352-7512 or
Claremont, 542-9528

Winchester Learning Center
Metal Tonka trucks and wagons, large and small, new or old — 239-7347

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Monadnock United Way | 23 Center Street | Keene, New Hampshire 03431 | 603-352-4209
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