THE PELHAM GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND’S ACTIVITIES IN 2016
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
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