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Friends RSVP want to congratulate the Hopkinton Dial-A-Ride at the Slusser Center for their Volunteer Champion Award for its many years of service to the seniors in Hopkinton and Contoocook through its volunteer driver program and to Jeannine Aucoin for her Volunteer Service Award for her many years of service at White Birch Community Center as a Bone Builder leader and volunteer driver through Henniker Dial-A-Ride
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Last year, the Friends Emergency Housing Program served close to 100 people, more than 50% of them children.  We were there for these families in crisis and you can be there too. To help make a difference during Hunger & Homeless Awareness Week, we came up with 5 ways YOU can help those in need. 

 
1.  Financially support the work of the Friends Program by making a  donation today.
2.  Look at the  Wish List for our Emergency Housing Program and see what you can donate.
3.  Volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)  on our food insecurity projects.
4.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at our Emergency Housing Program to see how you can make the holidays special for our guests.
5.  Learn more about the  Friends Program and how your support makes a difference to those we serve.
 

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"A friend isn't about who you've known the longest.  It's about who walked into your life, said 'I'm here for you', and proved it." - From a Shelter Resident

Friends RSVP volunteers were representing Senior Corp when they jumped in to answer the call for aid at the NH Response to Help Puerto Rico at the State House in early October.

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Youth Mentoring and Emergency Housing got into the spirit of the season and had lots of fun!

 

Youth Mentoring Coordinator, Maureen Desmond, gives tips to the pumpkin decorating crowd.  Our volunteers and their mentees enjoyed the evening very much! 

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We extend thanks to Rossview Farms for large variety of festive pumpkins.

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We had some excited superheros and ghouls at our family shelter enjoy trick-o-treating and the candy that followed.

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The Friends Program would like to thank Merrimack County Savings Bank for being the Lead Business Sponsor for 2017.  When asked why the Bank choose to support the Friends Program, Mr. Philip Emma, Bank President stated:
 
"We've been long-time advocates of the Friends Program due to the incredible impact they've made in helping countless individuals throughout Concord and surrounding communities. We're honored to continue supporting their efforts in 2017, our 150th anniversary year! Merrimack County Savings Bank was founded on the principle of service to others, and we gladly stand behind the Friends Program, who have been a wonderful example for us all."
 
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