2019 06 25 Jackie Jazz 2 2019 06 25 Jackies letter from student no name

You helped me to paint … you filled my heart when I walk down the hallway. You told me great stories when I was sad. Grammy you made my day! I will miss you ...”

These sincere and kind words (and smiley face) are written by an elementary school student, who is moving to middle school, as he bids farewell to ‘Grammy Jackie’.

Much thanks to Grammy Jackie for lovingly helping the children at the school where she volunteers and for sharing this letter during a recent visit to the Friends Program office with her canine companion Jazz.

Learn more about the Friends Foster Grandparent Program by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-228-0141.

Junior Service League of Concord's commitment to community is remarkable. The funds generously granted to the Friends Program during their annual granting presentation event will enable us to complete a project of purchasing new bedding for the families living at our residence as they transition from homelessness to permanent housing. New metal bunk beds and waterproof mattresses for the children provide increased comfort, esthetics, sanitation, and space for our guests, making their temporary home environment dignified, safe & secure.

[Pictured: Martha Dickey, Friends Program Development Director, receiving the JSL grant and sharing remarks of our deep appreciation.]

2019 06 20 JSL donation acceptance 6 11 19 EH Beds Bunks min

GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, formerly Yankee Book Peddler, held a book sale for employees who then selected the Friends Program to donate the $644.00 proceeds. Thank You GOBI and staff for supporting local youth in our mentoring program.

[Pictured: Martha Dickey, Friends Program Development Director, and James Dockham, GOBI Warehouse Manager]

2019 06 17 GOBI check presentation min

2019 06 20 Volunteer Recognition Luncheon RSVP min

Lots of pictures available here:

Friends Program Senior Corps volunteers* were recognized at various events throughout our service area. We are thankful for the donations and discounts of goods, services, and space that touched so many and enabled us to hold these celebrations, and to the US Congressional Delegation from NH for your kind words. It's wonderful to see the smiling faces on these volunteers that unassumingly fulfill significant community needs.

* Friends Foster Grandparent Program

* Friends Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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