Lincoln Financial Foundation has awarded a most generous grant in support of the Friends Program on several fronts. Grant funds will provide much needed financial assistance as follows:

Friends Emergency Housing Program []
For families experiencing homelessness to receive supportive guidance and resources to promote self-sufficiency in a dignified environment that allows families to remain together while they work to find and maintain housing of their own.

Friends RSVP Caregivers Program []
Caregiver volunteers help reduce isolation for homebound seniors with friendly visits for companionship, transportation for grocery shopping or medical appointments, and more.

Friends RSVP Food Insecurity Project []
Retired & Senior Volunteer Program volunteers work with partner agencies in support of community gardens and gleaning programs; staffing soup kitchens and assisting with emergency meal offerings for families in need; and collection, packaging and distribution of food and other needed items to children and families.

Thank You, Lincoln Financial Foundation, for helping us help so many vulnerable populations in our community is so many ways!

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Mark your calendars to save this date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Enjoy an evening of fun with the Friends Program! Cocktails kick off the festivities at 5:30PM with live music by Jazz Dogs followed by Club Soda. Scott Spradling will be our emcee for the night.

There will be a buffet dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and reminiscing through the years back to 1975 when we were founded.

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The Backpack Program at Penacook Elementary School received a $2,000.00 grant from the Globe Community Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which will help provide backpacks of nutritious weekend food for children in need throughout the school year. “The generosity of this grant fills our hearts with gratitude knowing that we will be able to continue this vital program for these children, now and in the future,” Fran Philippe, Backpack Program Coordinator and Friends RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) volunteer. Read more in the Concord Monitor article about how Friends RSVP volunteers are tackling the issue of food insecurity through a unique partnership with Friends of Forgotten Children.

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Have you read our most recent e-newsletter? It's full of gratitude, opportunities, recognition and more! Click here to view our summer news in the summer hues: July e-newsletter.


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Portsmouth Mayor Jack Blalock honored National Service* volunteers in June with a reception at Portsmouth City Hall. Present for the reception were Friends RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) volunteers:

(L-R) Ralph Appleby, Marge Robertson, Jeanne Russell, Friends RSVP Program Coordinator Addie Tarbell, Marilyn & David Wajda, and Betty Gilman. Twelve additional RSVP volunteers were not able to attend but were recognized by the Mayor.

Thank you Mayor Blalock!

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*RSVP is a Corporation for National & Community Service's Senior Corps prorgram.