the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund
The Pelham Good
Neighbor Fund was established in 1969 by Pelham
residents who wanted to provide food and financial
assistance for their less fortunate neighbors. We have
helped over 2300 residents in the last forty years.
Our slogan is People Helping People and that has
certainly been our experience in good times as well
as bad times in the town of Pelham.
fund is made possible by the generosity of our neighbors
How can you help?
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make your donation.
On-line Donations now available.
Do you need
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We sponsor fund-raising
events as well as food drives.
for more details.
GIVE A CLICK - We Share a Common Thread
We are very excited to have the opportunity to win
$1,500 from Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union!
We need your
help to win. All you have to do is visit this page
and vote for us.
$1,500 can certainly go a long way
in helping us help our less fortunate neighbors.
Voting ends June 30th at 5:00pm!
PELHAM GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND 19TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund will be awarding
their 19th Annual Scholarship for $2500.00. The
criteria to qualify is as follows:
Formal Acceptance to a 2 or 4 year College
or Technical School
Copy of Letter of Acceptance from the
Demonstrated Financial Need
Provide a copy of your High School Record of
Work, Community and/or School Activities
You can pick-up an application at the Guidance
office at the Pelham High School.
The application must be returned by Saturday,
May 26, 2018 and mailed to:
19 Clark Circle
Pelham, NH 03076
THE PELHAM GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND’S ACTIVITIES IN 2017
Established in 1969
Non-Profit Organization 501(C)(3) Tax
Fifteen active members
Approximately 2300 Pelham, New Hampshire
residents have received financial assistance
Referral Committee handles all requests for
financial assistance in confidence
To provide Pelham, New Hampshire residents
who are in financial need with emergency
assistance for rent, heat, electricity, food
and other household expenses.
Appropriate fund raising activities are
coordinated by the Directors which includes
an Annual Golf Tournament and Christmas
Drive as well as donations which come from
the local business community, organizations,
schools, churches, families and individuals.
Raising in 2017:
24th Annual Golf Tournament raised $15,428
48th Annual Christmas Drive raised $12,775
which included $1000 food gift cards
Donations come from the local business
community, organizations, schools, churches,
families and individuals
Activities in 2017:
18th. Annual Scholarship – awarded two $2500
scholarship and over the last 18 years a
total of 25 scholarships have been awarded
for a total of $62,500
Provided financial assistance to 26 families
and individuals for household expenses,
donated of $1000 to Bridges Women’s Shelter,
$1000 to Southern New Hampshire Mission
Men’s Shelter, $1000 to the Muscular
Dystrophy Association for a total amount of
28th Annual Sponsor-A-Child program at
Christmas – provided clothes, food, food
gift cards and toys for 22 families which
included 42 children amounting to
approximately $7000. The Salem/Derry Elks
provided food for 10 families in Pelham. The
remaining food collected at the Christmas
Drive was given to the St. Patrick’s Food
Attended Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union “We Share
A Thread Foundation” fundraiser
Directors voted to invest $50,000 from their
Money Market Account into a conservative
investment that would yield a higher
Business Donations Awarded to PGNF:
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union through their “We
Share A thread Foundation” awarded the PGNF
$1500 for supporting their mission and PGNF
commitment to the community. We also got
another $500 during our Christmas Drive.
Received approximately $4000 from the New
Greeley Singers because they decided to
Provided financial assistance to a woman
whose husband had terminal colon cancer and
had been sick for two years. She stayed home
to take care of him. We helped with her
propane gas so she could have heat and we
negotiated with two credit card companies
who lowered their outstanding balance. We
paid the propane gas company $1235 and the
two credit two credit card companies $1327.
for a total amount of $2562. Her husband
passed away a short later.
Provided financial assistance to a woman
whose husband was unemployed and she
couldn’t work due to a disability. They have
six children ranging in age from 10 months
to 10 years old. She needed a washer and
dryer because the ones she had gotten
flooded out in the cellar. We decided to
purchase a large capacity washer and dryer
at a cost of $1547. Since the woman was a
veteran, we got in touch with the American
Legion Ladies Auxiliary and they donated
$1200 to help her with the household
Provided financial assistance to a woman who
needed her roof repaired. We contacted
several roofing companies but only one
responded. He informed us that the roof
needed to be replaced because the wood was
rotted. The cost was $4700 so we got in
touch with the St. Patrick’s Knights of
Columbus who donated $500 because the
woman’s husband who died several years ago
was a knight and so ended up paying $4200.
The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund
Pictured First Row Left to Right:
Frank Sullivan, Brenda Blake,
Holly Lagarde, Jeanne DiRocco, Priscilla
Cheryl Brunelle, Mary Ann Roche and Jimmy Roche
Second Row Left to Right: Dennis Hogan, Darlene
Karen Fournier, Anne Perriello and Chris Beaudry
Missing: Chuck Curtis and Ann Marie Lacharite