The holiday season is the time to be thankful. Also, it’s a great time to give to non-profits!
According to the Winter 2011 issue of the Nonprofit Fundraising Survey: Most non-profits receive 25-50% of annual contributions between October and December.
Non-profits are the fabric of our community and depend on our support. Contributors to this blog have benefitted directly from non-profits based in New Hampshire.
To give back this year, we highlight 5 outstanding local non-profits:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire (Manchester, NH)
NON-PROFITS TYPE: Human Services
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBBSofWesternNH
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BBBSofNHNashuaRegion/?fref=nf
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/BBBSNH
WHY SUPPORT BBBS NH? Big Brothers Big Sisters is national, non-profit dedicated to providing children with the opportunity to succeed and strive. The mission is to “help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.” I have personally witnessed myriad success stories at BBBSNH.
DID YOU KNOW? According to the US Census, 15 million children (or 1 in 3) live in single parent households without a father.
HOW CAN I HELP?
- Donate: To donate money to BBBSNH, click here
- Volunteer: To apply as a Big Brother or Big Sister, click here
Happy Tail Pets Rescue (Hudson, NH)
NON-PROFITS TYPE: Animal Rescue
WHY SUPPORT HAPPY TAILS? Happy Tail Pets Rescue is an animal rescue organization based in Hudson, NH. The group is run completely by volunteers and strictly “no-kill.” Cats turned away from other shelters are always welcome to be surrounded here. Happy Tails currently has five shelter locations in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including a no-cage facility in Hudson, NH.
DID YOU KNOW? According to the Humane Society, 80% of 3 million cats and dogs euthanized annually in America are healthy, treatable, and adoptable.
HOW CAN I HELP?
- Donate: You can donate to Happy Tails Pet Rescue here
- Volunteer: If you are interested in fostering or volunteering, contact Happy Tails here
Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, NH)
NON-PROFITS TYPE: Art Museum
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/CurrierMuseum
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CurrierMuseum/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CurrierMuseum
WHY SUPPORT CURRIER? The Currier Museum of Art is a non-profit, nationally accredited art museum in downtown Manchester, NH. Currier’s mission is “providing stimulating, diverse, and enjoyable encounters with original works of art and, in doing so… inspire the hearts, minds, and imagination of its members and visitors.” The museum offers art workshops and classes for students and adults.
DID YOU KNOW? The museum contains works from Picasso, O’Keefe, and Monet and tours of The Zimmerman House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
HOW CAN I HELP?
- Donate: You can donate money (or art) here:
- Membership: Museum offers annual memberships: Click Here
HAVEN (Portsmouth, NH)
NON-PROFITS TYPE: Social Services
SOCIAL MEDIA: https://www.facebook.com/HAVENNH1/
WHY SUPPORT HAVEN? HAVEN is the merged agency of NH non-profits Sexual Assault Support Services and A Safe Place. This joint organization provides resources and shelter to any members of the community who have been victims of stalking, domestic violence, and other forms of abuse.
DID YOU KNOW? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, every 9 seconds a woman is assaulted or beaten in the United States.
HOW CAN I HELP? Support HAVEN, SASS, and A Safe Place by donating here:
Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, NH)
NON-PROFITS TYPE: Private University
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SNHU
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SNHU/
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SNHUtube
WHY SUPPORT SNHU? Southern New Hampshire University is a private accredited university based in Manchester, NH. With over 3,000 on-campus and 60,000 online students, SNHU is growing rapidly. The university “challenges students’ intellectual potential and prepares them for professional lives in an ever-changing and increasingly interconnected world.”
Oh yes, and contributors to this blog have studied at SNHU!
DID YOU KNOW? According to the National Center for Education Statistics, of 2.9 million graduate students in Fall 2012, 22% took classes exclusively online.
HOW CAN I HELP? You can donate via their alumni website.
Which local non-profits are you supporting this holiday season?
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