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  • First Church Women’s Association Donation June 19, 2018 by Amy Freise

    The Women's Association of First Church Nashua made a tremendous gift to our families last week.  The Association donated a $50 Gift Card to each of the families here at Family Promise because of our commitment to children and to keeping families together.  Bea Dillabe, Linda Lemaire, and Jane Washburn presented the cards to Pamela Small (far right), our Executive Director. Thank you ladies for your generosity!

  • #ServewithLiberty Spring Cleanup! May 4, 2018 by Amy Freise

    This incredible team from Liberty Mutual spent their #ServewithLiberty day cleaning up our yard and playground after a long, cold, rough winter.  Everything looks amazing and our playground is ready when the kids get home from school today! Thank you so much!

  • 2017 by the Numbers January 25, 2018 by Amy Freise

    We had a busy and successful year in 2017 helping families rise from homelessness to  independence.  We are so pleased to report that 83% of our 2017 families graduated to sustainable independence.  We served 18 families, comprised of 25 adults and 34 children, this past year.  We provided just under 30,000 meals for our families. Our volunteers donated 7,686 hours of time to our program.  Our average length of stay was just 313 days, that’s down 15% from two years ago! We are so proud of what these numbers represent; the hard work of our families, the generosity of our donors and volunteers, the dedication of our staff, and the spirit of faith and community that flows through everyone involved! Thank you for your support in 2017 and we look forward to an amazing 2018.

  • Christmas Donations bring Joy to our Families January 25, 2018 by Amy Freise

    Our families had a wonderful Christmas thanks to the many individuals, organizations, congregations, and businesses have contributed to make Christmas bright for our families! In addition to the donations captured in these pictures, we received gifts and donations from: Associates of Arbonne, Ryan and Beth Bliss, Dunstable Evangelical Church, Girl Scout Troop #10271, John Jacobs and Family, Londonderry United Methodist Church, Nashua Order of the Eastern Star, Our Lady of Mercy, Parker Hannafin Corporation, Anne Reczko & Rosalind Livingston, Rivier University Day Care Center, Rivier University Library associates, Skillsoft employees, and Verizon employees.  Thank you all!

    Taylor Peterson from Right Networks delivers custom-made Christmas stockings.

     

    Matt Hodgkiss, left, Volunteer Coordinator and Melissa Johnstone, right, Family Services Director accept presents from Mary Fretwell, center, of Woodsman of America.

    Members of the Clegg family, major benefactors of FPGN, dropped off bundles and bundles of presents for our children.

    Paul Lorman, right, delivered presents collected by the staff of Lowell General Hospital.

    Meghan Montminy, Miss. Outstanding Teen Seacoast orchestrated a fund-raiser so that we could purchase any missing wish-list items.

    The employees and clients of Fit Lab Hudson collected lots and lots of toys for our families that Dana Drouin, manager, and his family brought to us.

  • September 26, 2017 by Amy Freise

    Matt Hodgkiss joins FPGN as our new Director of Volunteerism!

    While Matt’s title is new, his history of volunteering at FPGN is not!  Matt has been volunteering weekly at FPGN for over 10 years! Matt got involved with the organization through his mom, Brenda, who was a Board of Trustees member and served as our Treasurer for many years.  When Brenda had to spend more time on other committments, Matt stayed the course.  In the few weeks that he has been on the job he has been reaching out to our current faith communities and has already enlisted several new congregations to support us.  He is working to rebuild our volunteer pool and to invigorate our group of volunteers who prepare meals for our families.  Please stop by his office, just to the right of the door, and say “Hi!” And better yet, “How can I help?”