Our 20th Annual Golf Tournament benefiting the Friends Youth Mentoring Program is scheduled for Monday, September 11th.  Visit the Golf Tournament web page for more information.

Foster Grandparent Jane Gagnon was recognized at the Hudson School Board meeting on May 15th for her outstanding contribution to the students and staff at Hills Garrison School.   In addition to the principal and assistant principal, the teachers Jane works with were in attendance to honor her, as well.  Assistant Principal  Sarah Muncey shared this with the members of the School Board:


“Hills Garrison School is honored and proud to have Ms. Jane Gagnon as part of our school family.  She is truly a dedicated, conscientious, caring individual who is committed to supporting teachers, assisting with learning, and , perhaps most importantly, genuinely caring for and encouraging young learners as they navigate their educational journeys.  We are a stronger learning community because of you, Ms. Jane.  We are grateful for your unwavering dedication and we salute your selfless volunteerism.  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you!”   

 J. Gagnon 5.15.17 recognition

Assistant Principal Sarah Muncey and Foster Grandparent Jane Gagnon

We have been very busy here at the Friends Program and we want to share these exciting times with you.  Click here to read our May e-newsletter. 

Foster Grandparent Raffle Donations Needed

Do you have items to donate to our fundraiser that might help us sell those raffle tickets? EVERYTHING helps - gift cards, event tickets, experiences, gift baskets, signed memorabilia.  Proceeds from the raffle help our Foster Grandparent volunteers who are supporting at-risk children in local schools. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view the end of May if you have something to donate.  

We are celebrating Senior Corps Week May 15-19, 2017. This is our chance to recognize the service that older Americans right here in New Hampshire provide to help others.

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Marilyn and David Wajda

RSVP Bone Builder leaders for the Portsmouth class

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Nancy Seesman

RSVP Bone Builder leader for Portsmouth class

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Betsy Wentworth

Leads Yarnworks at the Portsmouth Senior Center

 RSVP Hampton

MaryEllen Vaughan

Drives for Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens, does taxes for Tax Aide and is also a Bone Builders leader in Hampton


Ann Marie Hayes

RSVP Caregiver volunteer


Last year, Friends Foster Grandparent Program and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program’s 650 volunteers served more than 180,000 hours to support at-risk children, homebound seniors, food insecure families and many others.