On behalf of the deserved kids involved with the Friends Youth Mentoring Program, I offer deep appreciation for the outpouring of generosity towards them this holiday season. Direct gifts of toys, clothing, sports equipment, and more, provided support and a line of hope towards better days. Several businesses and individuals sponsored kids:
Jan Eskeland with 5th graders from Bow Memorial School, Marolyn Miller with Upton & Hatfield, Sue Lyndes with HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Rhonda Decato with Dartmouth Hitchcock, Kim Germino with Affiliates in Podiatry, Randy Sorrenty with New England Employee Benefits Company, Stacey Burgess with McLane Law Office, Leslie Smith & Sarah Dolcino with Sanborn, Head, and Associates, Cindy Brown with Praxair Technologies, Cheryl Schneider with Concord Ladies of Harley, Deb Bridges with NH Bar Association, and Shannon Wright with Wilson Employment, Arvlynne Ferrelli, Angie Borden, Ilene Stern, Erin McNabb, Ed Facey, Chelsea Shea & Jason Lambert, Leslie Ari, Lily Wellington, and Donna Clarico.
The efforts here were truly heartwarming and certainly remarkable.
The Friends Youth Mentoring Program is in its 43rd year providing meaningful 1:1 services to children. We couldn't do what we do without the kindness of people who care about the next generation and believe in investing in a program that works. Hats off to all right here in Merrimack County who stepped up to be someone who matters to someone who matters. They put a lot of smiles on a lot of faces where smiles were needed.