People Helping People Since 1969

Welcome to 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 2700 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.

Our fund is made possible by the generosity of our neighbors

How can you help? 
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On-line Donations now available.

Do you need assistance? 
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We sponsor fund-raising events as well as food drives.
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The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund committee is asking for your support so that we will be able to help individuals and families during Christmas with food, clothing and toys for the children who live in Pelham. We are asking individuals, families, businesses, organizations, schools, civic and church groups to be as generous as possible. Volunteers will be accepting food and cash donations on Saturday and Sunday, December 9th and 10th from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the parking lot at the Pelham Plaza. If you would like to make a donation on line, please visit our website at or you can make your check payable to the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund, P.O. Box 953, Pelham, NH 03076. Your cash donation is tax deductible since we are a 501(C) (3) charitable organization. The committee also uses the money collected during the drive to provide financial assistance 52 weeks a year for food, heat, rent, electricity, and other household expenses for Pelham residents. Your financial support would be greatly appreciated so we can help our Neighbors In Need. If you need help during the holidays, please call one of the people listed below or email us at If you would like to sponsor a child or family for Christmas, please also call one of the people listed below or go to St. Patrick’s Church to pick out a name tag(s).

Jeanne DiRocco (603) 635-2089
Brenda Blake (603) 339-0679
Karen Fournier (978) 319-8650

You can call Jeanne DiRocco any time, Brenda Blake and Karen Fournier after 6:00pm during the week and after 10:00am on the weekend. We need to hear from you no later than Wednesday, December 6TH Your call for help will be handled in strict confidence.



  • Established in 1969

  • Non-Profit Organization 501(C)(3) Tax ID#02-0484080

  • Fifteen active members

  • Approximately 2700 Pelham, New Hampshire residents have received financial assistance

  • Referral Committee handles all requests for financial assistance confidentially

Mission Statement:

  • 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.

Fund Raising in 2016:

  • 23rd Annual Golf Tournament raised $16,544

  • 47th Annual Christmas Drive raised $14,620 which includes $1000 food gift cards

  • Donations come from the local business community, organizations, schools, churches, families and individuals

Activities in 2016:

  • 17th. Annual Scholarship – awarded two $2500 scholarship and over the last 17 years a total of 23 scholarships have been awarded for a total of $57,500

  • Provided financial assistance to 23 families and individuals for household expenses, donations of $500 to Bridges Women’s Shelter, $500 to Southern New Hampshire Mission Men’s Shelter, $1000 to Salem Caregivers and $2000 to the Pelham Community Coalition to sponsor an event on substance abuse which was held on January 25, 2016 for a total amount of $28,688.

  • 27th Annual Sponsor-A-Child program at Christmas – provided clothes, food, food gift cards and toys for 24 families which included 49 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 Pantry.

  • Participated in the Celebration of Excellence Award sponsored by Enterprise Bank

  • Attended Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union “We Share A Thread Foundation” fundraiser

Business Donations Awarded to PGNF:

  • Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union through their “We Share A thread Foundation” awarded the PGNF $1000 for supporting their mission and PGNF commitment to the community.

  • Hannaford presented PGNF with $500 in gift cards for being one of the major contributors to the success of the Pelham Store winning the competition with other surrounding stores for the Helping Hands Boxes Program

  • Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program raised $271 for PGNF.

  • Liberty Utilities donated $500 to PGNF

The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund Committee

Pictured First Row Left to Right: Frank Sullivan, Brenda Blake,
Holly Lagarde, Jeanne DiRocco, Priscilla Pike-Church,
Cheryl Brunelle, Mary Ann Roche and Jimmy Roche

Second Row Left to Right: Dennis Hogan, Darlene Michaud,
Karen Fournier, Anne Perriello and Chris Beaudry

Missing: Chuck Curtis and Ann Marie Lacharite

Pelham Good Neighbor Fund   •   Pelham, NH

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