The Friends RSVP volunteers came through to deliver Thanksgiving food baskets with all the fixings, which were generously donated again this year by employees at Dartmouth Hitchcock.   Many families in need received enough food for a bountiful holiday, and then some! 

 Turkey Delivery

The Friends Program consists of four different programs with a common mission to better the lives of those we serve. With that shared mission in mind, RSVP and the Youth Mentoring Program collaborated to have Youth Mentoring mentees and mentors make greeting cards for care receivers in the RSVP Caregivers Program. 

 Card Making Activity

(Cindy Yanski, RSVP Program Coordinator, & Maureen Desmond, Youth Mentoring Program Coordinator, with the greeting cards) 

The recipients of these cards are seniors who often live alone or are in need of a reminder that someone is thinking of them. The mentors and mentees enjoyed getting creative, knowing that their positive messages would bring a smile to many faces!


Thank you to the following businesses and foundations that supported the Friends Program in November. 


ReChic Boutique for their donation of children's clothes, which were shared with the Emergency Housing and Youth Mentoring Program.




The Bagan Foundation for their support of the RSVP Program. 

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Nancy Paul has been promoted to the position of Executive Director of the Friends Program.  Nancy has been the Senior Programs Director since January 2016 and has been extremely successful in that role.  She has 20 years of nonprofit management experience at organizations including FIRST, March of Dimes, and The Engineering Center in Boston. Nancy is originally from Nashua. She currently lives with her husband and son in Concord.

Nancy believes volunteers are a powerful force for good, human connection changes lives, and everyone has gifts to share. She is excited to take on this role leading a dedicated and talented team of staff and volunteers at the Friends Program. They are passionate about our mission, and dedicated to making our programs better. She looks forward to meeting you in person in the coming months. Call the office any time and say hello.

If you would like to learn how your business can become a Friends Program Business Sponsor in 2018, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Development Director for more information.  You can join other wonderful businesses like these in showing your support for the great work that the Friends Program does across New Hampshire.