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Food, toys and needed donations: ways to help in your community

First Parish Church Community Collection

YORK, Maine – On Wednesday, November 2, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., First Parish Church of York is resuming a community drive for non-perishable food items for the York Community Service Association pantry. The collection point is 180 York Street, curbside in front of the parish office. Suggested items include: small containers of cooking oil; small bags or boxes of sugar; canned milk; canned peaches and mandarins; canned carrots; Progressive soups. Non-perishable pantry items and monetary contributions are also gratefully accepted. For more information or to volunteer: contact Linda Drew at [email protected] or call 207-351-8141.

The Friends of Mount Agamenticus celebrate their selection as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Bloomin’ 4 Good program

YORK, Maine – The Friends of Mount Agamenticus group has been selected by the management of York Hannaford, located at 5 Hannaford Drive, York, Maine, as recipients of the Hannaford Bloomin’ 4 Good program for the month of November.

When you purchase a Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquet with the red circle sticker at York Hannaford, a $1 donation from each purchase is made to support the Friends of Mount Agamenticus. The Hannaford Bloomin’ 4 Good program, which launched in August 2021, is an easy way for shoppers to support nonprofits in their community.

Operation Santa Claus call for sponsors and donors

CONCORD – State employees are preparing for the 62nd year in a row to organize Operation Santa Claus, a statewide program that coordinates with the Department of Health and Human Services to deliver gifts children receiving state services.

Now in its 62nd year, Operation Santa Claus serves more than 3,000 children across the state with more than 500,000 gifts. Dozens of retirees and volunteers from different state agencies are working around the clock starting in late summer to ensure a successful year for OSC, founded by the Association of State Employees in 1960. The success of this program is made possible through generous donations and sponsorships. members of the Association of State Employees, the National Guard, community volunteers and, of course, anyone who wants to help.

With fewer funds and more children in need, donations have more impact than ever. Therefore, new sponsorships are requested; if you are interested in sponsoring a child, direct contributions are preferred and can be made by visiting the Government Employees Association website at https://seiu1984.org/osc/.

For more information on the Operation Santa Claus project, visit www.facebook.com/OperationSantaClausNH Where www.operationsantanh.org. Help make this Christmas season memorable for children and families in New Hampshire.

Volunteer your time at The Carriage Barn

KENSINGTON — Carriage Barn’s Equine Adaptive Therapy Programs is looking for volunteers to help with therapeutic riding and carriage driving, fundraising, events and fun activities. Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the week to work with the horses and clients.

Teens, adults and retirees welcome (volunteers must be at least 14 years old). Experience and knowledge of horses is a plus, but not required. Are you a student with a community service requirement (Honor Society, Scouts, 4-H, graduation, etc.)? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

Anyone interested in learning more can contact The Carriage Barn at 603-378-0140, email [email protected], or visit our website at www.carriage-barn.org.

Families First and Goodwin Community Health Need Gift Cards

PORTSMOUTH — Families First and Goodwin Community Health are requesting gift cards for our patients and customers. Our staff works directly with customers to discern their needs and provide assistance. Your gift card donation helps us meet the personal needs of our customers and break down barriers to healthy living. Here is a list of the gift cards needed:

$10 gas cards, to go to medical appointments

$10 pharmacy cards, for medication or prenatal vitamins

$20 Wal-Mart Cards

$25 grocery cards, for food and formula

$25 Amazon cards, for the necessities of people with limited transportation

To donate any of these items, please contact Lisa Zhe at [email protected]

Portsmouth Community Scholarships Now Accepting Donations

PORTSMOUTH – In December 2019, Portsmouth City Council approved recommendations from trust fund trustees to consolidate several underfunded accounts into five new Portsmouth Community Scholarship Funds which combined accounts with fund balances too small to generate enough investment interest to make annual rewards.

Trust Fund Trustees have established five Community Scholarship Funds to support the following areas of academic achievement and educational and career aspirations: Portsmouth Community Scholarship – Arts; Portsmouth Community Scholarship – Athletics; Portsmouth Community Scholarship – Higher Education, General; Portsmouth Community Scholarship – Technology/Trades; Portsmouth Community Scholarship – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

These scholarships are open to all Portsmouth resident students, not just Portsmouth High School students. The trust fund trustees have set up a secure portal on the City of Portsmouth website that allows individuals and businesses to donate conveniently to community scholarship funds.

To donate to one of Portsmouth’s Community Scholarship Funds through the secure donation portal on the city’s website, click on the ‘Donate’ button in the middle of the CityofPortsmouth.com home page, or go directly to https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/city/trustees-trust-funds-scholarships and select the scholarship fund you wish to support. Donations can be made on the site by electronic check (free of charge) or by credit card (the 2.9% charge goes to the service provider and is not withheld by the City). Donations by check can also be mailed to Portsmouth Community Scholarships c/o Trustees of the Trust Funds, City Hall, One Junkins Ave., Portsmouth NH 03801. Donors receive a letter confirming the tax deductibility of their donation amount , to the extent of the law.

Dover400 raises funds

DOVER — Dover400 is currently underway with two fundraising campaigns, “$400 for 400,” an effort to solicit 400 donors for $400 to celebrate Dover’s 400th anniversary; and also “The 1623 Society” with membership available for a donation of $1623. All proceeds will support planned activities throughout 2023. Donations can be sent to Dover400, 24 Chestnut St., Dover, NH 03820. For more information, please visit www.Dover400.org.

Portsmouth NH 400th, Inc. raises funds

PORTSMOUTH – In planning mode, members of the Portsmouth NH 400th leadership team are paving the way for a vibrant community celebration next year and have begun identifying signature events including a 400th anniversary parade, community dinner and a fall air show, as well as legacy projects. intended to make a statement about Portsmouth’s past, present and future.

Donations and sponsorships can be made via the online portal on the City’s website (click on the Symbol PNH400 at the top of the home page, CityofPortsmouth.com) and on the PNH400 site PortsmouthNH400.org. Portsmouth NH 400th Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Donations by check, payable to Portsmouth NH 400th, Inc. should be mailed to PNH400 at One Junkins Avenue, Box PNH400, Portsmouth NH 03801.

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