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5 Local Nonprofits That Need Your Support In 2016

Jan 05, 2016 04:23PM ● By Erin Frisch
As we begin the new year it's best to start it off with a plan and a clear path escpecially when it comes to volunteering your time to those in need. Here's a list of 5 local nonprofits that are always looking for help.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Their mission: "Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center provides the highest level of innovative, compassionate care for our patients, and contributes to solving the problems of cancer worldwide through research, new treatments, clinical trials, prevention, and community engagement."

Ways to help: There are plenty of ways your can participate in helping out this organization. From cancer care, science & research, prevention & education, as well as, donors and volunteers. As in many years past there's also a group of 10 participants who leave the day after Christmas for their eight-day climb up Kilimanjaro who are all are committed not only to reaching Kilimanjaro's summit but raising money for NCCC. They are on target for raising close to $40,000!


David's House

Their Mission:"David's House is the dream of a little boy named David Cyr who passed away at age five after a three-and-a-half-year struggle against acute lymphatic leukemia. Built so that families can remain together when it is most crucial, David's House provides a home-away-from-home and support for families with children receiving treatment through the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center."

Ways to help:
Bake, cook, answer phones, check guests in and out, chat with families, participate in events, make quilts, and do everything possible to bring a little sunshine into our guests' lives.

Northern Stage

Their Mission: "Northern Stage is an award-winning, fully professional regional theater company that operates under a LORT-D contract with Actors’ Equity Association and also maintains contractual relationships with the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and United Scenic Artists, Local USA-829 of IATSE."

Ways to help: Helping backstage includes but not limited to sewing, handing out posters, organizing cast & crew dinner times etc., ushering, postering and so much more.


The Hanover Improvement Society

Their mission: "The primary mission of the Hanover Improvement Society (a non-profit 501(3)c corporation) is to: identify, evaluate, and support opportunities to quietly maintain and improve the Hanover community, by the funding of “good works” projects.The sources of funding include revenue from the operation of the Nugget Theaters, James W Campion III Ice Skating Rink, Storrs Pond Recreation Area, rental properties, investments, and private contributions.

Ways to help: Each place requires a different amount and different task in which they need they need help in. Please look at there website for specifics.

Their Mission: "We provide conservation leadership, tools and expertise to permanently protect the working farms, forested ridges, wildlife habitat, water resources, trails and scenic landscapes that surround residential areas and commercial centers and make the Upper Valley a truly special place to live. We work with local conservation commissions and volunteer groups to identify and prioritize land conservation opportunities. We provide technical assistance and conservation solutions for landowners. We steward permanent agreements that conserve key properties forever."

Ways to help: Visiting conserved lands, be a trail runner, adopt a trail, hiking helper, Connecticut River campsite and so much more. Check out there website for all the opportunities.

Bonus Opportunities

Mountain Valley Treatment Center

Added Jan 11, 2016

Their Mission: Mountain Valley Treatment Center is to provide the highest quality mental health treatment of anxiety and related disorders through a comprehensive and collaborative therapeutic milieu within a structured environment. As a teen treatment center is to utilize some of the most effective evidence-based treatments through individual, group, and family therapy, and conduct such interventions in a caring, supportive, and ethical fashion that meet the unique needs of the individual, and the expectations of the professional practice of social work, psychology, and psychiatry.

Ways to help: You can always donate but also have many other opportunities to lend a hand. check out there website for more information.

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