October - Salvation Army Coordinator: Denise Rotier
Items: - Tolietries, Travel, Hotel Items
November - Help for Indigent New Moms Coordinator - Linda Gould
Items: Diapers Size 3 and 4. New or gently used fall/winter clothes – Size 2T and 3T. Toddler books.
December - Meals on Wheels Coordinators: Holly Luncheon Committee
Meals on Wheels provides holiday gifts to those who receive Meals on Wheels. More than 1,500 holiday gift bags will be assembled. They ask the community’s help with contributions for the bags. In the past the suggested donations have been wide ranging, but this year the list is more limited. Suggestions for unwrapped gifts: Box of tissues, Stationery, Black or Blue Pens, Individually Wrapped Toothbrushes, Socks (Gender Neutral size 6 – 12), Tea or Hot Cocoa, Sensitive Bar Soap (suggested brand: Dial Basics—Hypoallergenic), Rolled Wafer Cookies (suggested brand: Pirouline). Cash and check donations are also welcome.
January - Bedfor Food Bank Coordinator: Denise Rotier
Items: White socks, individual packs of tissues, travel size package of toothpaste, toothbrushes, ﬂoss, lip balm, nail clippers. Letters! Upbeat, encouraging cards and notes to be sent with packages.
February - Animal Rescue League Coordinator: Theresa Karpowicz
Items: Dry Dog Food (Science Diet, Iams, Grain Free Fish), Nylon leashes (1”x4” or 1”x6”), Harnesses front attaching. KMR for kittens, baby food – chicken or turkey, canned fancy feast, toys.
March - Safari Youth Club Coordinator: Kathleen McMillan
Several years ago, Hamisi Juma journeyed 7,000 miles from his native home in Uvira Congo to Manchester, NH. He realized many of his fellow refugees were consumed with the daunting challenges of transitioning to a new nation and began helping them adjust to life in America. The Safari Youth Club opened in 2015 with 18 attendees and now serve nearly 100 ranging in age from 6 to 18. It provides a safe and supportive place for kids to gather while parents work.
Items: Individually wrapped snack packs, drinks, gift cards to sports stores or grocery stores, activity workbooks and soccer balls.
April - Webster House - Safe Home for youth unable to live at home for a period of time Coordinator: Dina Berger
Items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, hair brushes, hair ties, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, face wash, razors, shave cream, tampon/pads, socks, variety packages of underwear, face cloths, towels, beach towels, bandaids, tide pods, loofas, shower caddies, shower shoes, hampers, laundry baskets, flip flops (variety of sizes)