Giving Matters http://nhpr.org en Giving Matters: Immigrant Literacy Connects Cultures and Generations http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-immigrant-literacy-connects-cultures-and-generations <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">The New Hampshire Humanities Council’s <a href="http://www.nhhc.org/Connections.php" target="_blank">Connections </a>program is an adult literacy program that aims to develop communities of readers. Hari Sharma, who is originally from Bhutan, joined Connections via his ESOL class.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;min-height:16.0px">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 04:04:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 52523 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Immigrant Literacy Connects Cultures and Generations Giving Matters: Farnum Center Helps People Get Clean http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-farnum-center-helps-people-get-clean <p><a href="http://www.estreatment.org/" target="_blank">The Farnum Center</a> provides treatment to people with substance use disorders. It recently moved to a new facility which includes a new medical detox unit, the only one in the state not connected to a hospital.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Cheryl </span>Wilkie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> works with patients at the center. “We have a five day detox, a 30-day residential treatment center and then outpatient services that follow them as long as they need it.</span></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 04:38:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 52182 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Farnum Center Helps People Get Clean Giving Matters: Hospice Is More Than End Of Life Care http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-hospice-more-end-life-care <p>Peg Kelly fought three different types of cancer over ten years. Towards the end of the decade her chemotherapy was designed more to reduce her discomfort than eradicate the cancer, because she was dying. She and her husband, Dennis, called the <a href="http://www.lakesunapeevna.org/">Lake Sunapee Region VNA &amp; Hospice</a>, who had been providing at-home service to Peg as she battled the cancer. This time when the Kellys called, they asked about the hospice service.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:30:03 +0000 Deborah Schachter 51745 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Hospice Is More Than End Of Life Care Giving Matters: Giving Kids The Gift Of Opera http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-giving-kids-gift-opera <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">Melanie Everard, was an opera-skeptic. “I was much more than a skeptic, I disliked opera intensely.” A surprising sentiment from a music teacher, and it made her an unlikely candidate to participate in an educator’s workshop conducted by the Metropolitan Opera.&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt">&nbsp;</p> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 04:51:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 51215 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Giving Kids The Gift Of Opera Giving Matters: Kurn Hattin Provides Space For Kids http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-kurn-hattin-provides-space-kids <p><a href="https://kurnhattin.org/" target="_blank">Kurn Hattin Homes for Children</a>&nbsp;was established in 1894 for children whose families are not able to care for them. Lyssa Jackson was such a child, born to parents with mental illness. “I lived with my mother until I was about eight and at that point, I wasn’t going to school very often. My mother was keeping me out of school because she was not feeling secure with my teachers because of her own internal issues.”</p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 04:22:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 50853 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Kurn Hattin Provides Space For Kids Giving Matters: The Library Is A Town Hub in Gilmanton http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-library-town-hub-gilmanton <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:10.5pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;"><a href="http://www.gyrla.org/" target="_blank">The Gilmanton Year-Round Library</a> opened in 2009 -- entirely the product of volunteer labor and donated funds.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 1.5;">Jenn </span>MacLeod<span style="font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 10.5pt; line-height: 1.5;"> and her four kids could not imagine the town without it. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 04:49:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 49811 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: The Library Is A Town Hub in Gilmanton Giving Matters: Elderly Residents Stocking The Cupboard Courtesy of The CareGivers http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-elderly-residents-stocking-cupboard-courtesy-caregivers <p><a href="http://www.caregiversnh.org/" target="_blank">The CareGivers</a> &nbsp;is dedicated to helping elders stay in their homes, and provides services that help them do so. Elsie relies on the CareGivers for help grocery shopping and getting to appointments. And each month, she welcomes a volunteer from the <a href="http://www.caregiversnh.org/services/caring-cupboard.html" target="_blank">CareGivers Caring Cupboard</a>&nbsp;food pantry.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 04:57:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 49713 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: Elderly Residents Stocking The Cupboard Courtesy of The CareGivers Giving Matters: A Lifeline For Kids With Cancer And Their Families http://nhpr.org/post/giving-matters-lifeline-kids-cancer-and-their-families-0 <p>The mission of <a href="http://www.childhoodcancerlifeline.org/" target="_blank">Childhood Cancer Lifeline</a> is to “empower New Hampshire families who are coping with childhood cancer.” The Konrads are one such family.</p><p></p> Sat, 07 Jun 2014 04:50:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 49073 at http://nhpr.org Giving Matters: A Lifeline For Kids With Cancer And Their Families WISE Gives Aid To Victims Of Abuse http://nhpr.org/post/wise-gives-aid-victims-abuse <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Century Schoolbook&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;">According to the <a href="http://www.ncadv.org/files/DomesticViolenceFactSheet(National).pdf" target="_blank">NCADV</a>, one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. Betsy Kohl knows that statistic intimately; and with three daughters and four nieces, she also knows that one of them may be a victim of domestic or sexual violence.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p> Sat, 31 May 2014 04:44:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 49067 at http://nhpr.org Turning Points Network Helping To End Abusive Relationships http://nhpr.org/post/turning-points-network-helping-end-abusive-relationships <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The CDC estimates that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men in the United States are victims of domestic violence at some point in their lives. While trying to overturn those numbers with its&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">community-based violence prevention programs,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.free-to-soar.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Turning Points Network</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> helps victims of domestic and sexual violence escape abusive relationships.</span></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 23 May 2014 19:07:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 48561 at http://nhpr.org Turning Points Network Helping To End Abusive Relationships Empowering Kids At The Boys And Girls Club http://nhpr.org/post/empowering-kids-boys-and-girls-club <p><a href="https://www.concordkids.org/" target="_blank">The Boys and Girls Club</a> is more than a place to simply do homework or hang out with friends. Brittany Wheeler joined the Concord chapter four years ago, during her first year of high school. The club fosters a sense of community among the participants of its after-school program. As Wheeler says, it’s a place where kids “can feel safe after school and not get into trouble.”</p><p></p> Fri, 16 May 2014 16:43:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 48553 at http://nhpr.org Empowering Kids At The Boys And Girls Club AHEAD Knows A House Is More Than A House http://nhpr.org/post/ahead-knows-house-more-house <p style="margin:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt"><span style="font-size:11.0pt; font-family:&quot;Georgia&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#232323"><a href="http://www.homesahead.org/" target="_blank">Affordable Housing, Education and Development (AHEAD)</a> provides low-income housing, but also helps people with an array of financial issues from budget counseling to foreclosure intervention.</span></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 13:44:31 +0000 Deborah Schachter 48209 at http://nhpr.org AHEAD Knows A House Is More Than A House Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves NH's Land http://nhpr.org/post/northeast-wilderness-trust-preserves-nhs-land <p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_cards" target="_blank">Fred and Rosalind Slavic</a> built their home on a thickly wooded site in Fitzwilliam a half century ago. They wanted their 300-acre tract to remain in a wild state, so they have willed it to the <a href="http://www.newildernesstrust.org/projects/new-hampshire/slavic-wildlife-and-wilderness-sanctuary/" target="_blank">Northeast Wilderness Trust</a>. The trust will dismantle the buildings and retain an easement on the land.</p><p></p> Sat, 03 May 2014 18:40:00 +0000 Andrew Parrella 47277 at http://nhpr.org Northeast Wilderness Trust Preserves NH's Land Families In Transition Offers A Path To Stability http://nhpr.org/post/families-transition-offers-path-stability <div><a href="http://www.fitnh.org/" target="_blank">Families in Transition</a> provides safe, affordable housing and support services to families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The goal is to help people achieve self-sufficiency. Rebecca moved into Families in Transition housing when her youngest daughter was two months old.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">“My life at that point was chaotic to say the least. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 04:18:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46855 at http://nhpr.org Families In Transition Offers A Path To Stability Certifying Teachers In The North Country http://nhpr.org/post/certifying-teachers-north-country <div>The North Country Teacher Certification Program is a collaboration between Plymouth State University and White Mountains Community College. The program aims to increase the number of highly qualified teachers in the North Country.&nbsp;</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amelia Alton was a pre-school teacher with more than 20 years of experience, who wanted to be a classroom teacher, “I always wanted to try my hand at the first and second grade level. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 04:08:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 46616 at http://nhpr.org Certifying Teachers In The North Country