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Jaimie Jusczyk produced this outstanding video highlighting cherished experiences with her mentee Margaret while matched together in the Friends Youth Mentoring Program. Thank you so much for sharing, Jaimie!

 

2019 01 31 Jaimie Jusczyk Video link

Friends Foster Grandparent Program volunteer, Lorraine Howarth, is making an impact where she serves at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua.

In fact, a picture of her in action is currently on the ‘Impact – Academic Success’ page/section of their website (viewable by clicking on the picture below).

"We are so fortunate to have Lorraine here with us. The children absolutely adore her and it is clear she is so passionate about what she does!"  B&G Club

Hooray Lorraine ~ Thank You for all you do!

 

2019 01 31 Lorraine Howarth BG Club Nashua

The Corporation for National and Community Service's Senior Corps Foster Grandparent Program (FGP), which began in 1965, was featured on our local news - WMUR. Did you know that the Friends Program has been coordinating the FGP in NH for over 30 years? Interested seniors can call 603.228.0141 to talk with a Program Coordinator. ☎️

 

2019 01 29 FGP on WMUR

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) was featured in a NY Times article (access by clicking on the image below).

Friends RSVP has so many volunteer opportunities for seniors right here in our local communities. See which one, or more, may be a good fit for you and call our team at 603.228.0319 to get started down this rewarding path.

 

2019 01 31 RSVP NY Times

Mentors in the Friends Youth Mentoring were celebrated with a recognition event during which awards were presented to several mentors for community-based longevity (ranging from 5 to 10 years), a site-based impact, and a collaborator of the year. 

A note of thanks to community supporters of the celebration including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Concord for providing the venue, Cimo's South End Deli delicious sandwiches, Red River Theatres perfect popcorn, and The Red Blazer REstaurant and Pub yummy cake. The setting offered lots of activity choices and all the food was very much enjoyed by all!

Click on the picture below to view more pictures and details ...

 

2019 01 31 Sue Farrelly Collaborators Award