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Dartmouth Tucker Foundation volunteers and children in the Haven’s Afterschool Program used team building skills to make two scarecrows.
The Haven’s Hours
Food Shelf, Shower, Clothing Room &

Outreach Services:

Monday 8:30 to 6:00

8:30 to 4:00

Donations of non-perishable food items & in-season clothing accepted during open hours.
Look for “The Haven Herald” in your mail box for more information about how the Haven is helping our community.
On Saturday, November 19, the Haven will hold its Annual Turkey Day, where we will be giving out 500 turkeys to people in need for Thanksgiving. (Turkeys will not be alive and

will be ready to cook.)

We are still in need of the following items before November 16: Cranberry sauce, stuffing, gravy, instant potatoes, canned yams or sweet potatoes, and pie crust and pie filling.

Wish List:

· Gift cards to Price Chopper, K-Mart and Walmart

· Sliced White & Wheat Bread

· Winter coats, snowpants and boots for children

More Food Shelf items…..

Children in the Afterschool Program celebrated Halloween by dressing up and trick-or-treating around the Haven’s campus.


October Stats

Food Shelf Visitors: 935 Households

Families served at Byrne House: 9

Adults served at Hixon House: 24

Volunteer Hours: 2,892

We have a raffle winner!Cota&CotaCJ Cornell of Etna, NH has won 100 gallons of heating fuel from Cota & Cota. Thank you Cota & Cota and all that entered the contest.
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Citizens Bank donated backpacks that the Haven gave to kids in need.
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The generosity continues

Hurricane relief has been the community’s work. Hundreds of Upper Valley residents and businesses have offered their services to the Haven, and ultimately the community, in a multitude of creative ways. We list just a few of the efforts below, knowing there are at least as many others that could be described.
– Students at Kimbal Union Academy in Meriden, NH raised more the $3,000 at their annual KUAid concert which featured the Jazz & Rock Collaborative.

Northern Lights Gymnastics held a Cartwheel-a-thon that raised $2,435.70! 40 people participated and they did 2,266 cartwheels. Amelia Wallis was the only one to do 100 cartwheels in the 2 minutes.

– The Richmond School donated 2,000 food items, and funds as well.
– A Lebanon NH Girl Scout Troop collected 10 bags of food on the Mall in Lebanon.
The Public Weekend Flu Clinics at Dartmouth-Hitchcock collected food for both the Haven and Listen.
Kendal at Hanover delivered $500 worth of food they bought at wholesale price through their distributors.
– A Pie Bake Off & Silent Auction that was organized by Killdeer Farm and hosted by Carpenter & Main Restaurant raised $1,900 for the Hurricane Irene Fund.
Ledyard Savings Bank’s Fill the Vans Initiative (partners included Thrifty Car Rental and Gateway Motors) brought in $652 and van loads of food from seven Ledyard branch locations.
In the aftermath of one of the most devastating storms in Vermont’s history, a small group of Vermont natives and second home owners who live in New York City organized iLoVermont, a fundraiser to provide food, water, clothing and shelter to families whose homes and lives were destroyed by Hurricane Irene.
iLoVermontiLoVermont took place at City Winery at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 and featured an evening of live musical performances from Vermont-based bands, as well as a silent auction of Vermont and New York goods, including artwork, apparel, jewelry, gift certificates, ski tickets and Vermont hotel stays. This unique event raised $15,000 shared by the Upper Valley Haven and Sustainable Woodstock. Thank you to those who organized the event and the more than 300 people who attended!

See the Wall Street Journal article…

Creative kids make a difference
Morgan and Kaitlin, two young sisters from Springfield NH,wanted to help those affected by Irene. They have put their jewelry skills to use and are making Vermont (and New Hampshire) shrink art necklaces which they are selling for $5 at Bridgmans Furniture, Tuck’s Rock Dojo in Etna, Eco Bella Salon in Norwich, Lake Sunapee Bank in Grantham, Huberts in New London, Springledge Farm in New London, Ellie’s in New London, Morgan Hill Bookstore in New London, Artisan’s in New London, Legasse’s Hearthside Grill in Rutland, and Pizza Chef in New London. So far they have raised more than $2,100 dollars for the Haven and Granite United Way! Nice work Morgan and Kaitlin!
Play Time! – A Trumbull Hall Troupe show

The Trumbull Hall Troupe began 7 years ago to provide kids with a fun, educational theatre experience that could also contribute to improving the lives of those less fortunate. Every year an original piece is performed by area teens. All general admission tickets are by donation and net proceeds are forwarded to area non-profits, including the Haven.

This year’s performance is Playtime!, a story about a corporate executive who – after buying a toy shop so she can tear it down to build a parking lot – wakes up to find herself the size of a toy, and desperate to find her way back home before the demolition occurs. Performances will take place on November 11, 12, and 13. Learn more…

Volunteer Corner
Day of Caring
VolunteersThe Day of Caring was established in 1992 by the United Way to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human service agencies and schools, and demonstrate what people working together for the community’s good can accomplish. On October 1st The Granite United Way sent more than 250 volunteers to 26 non-profit agencies in the Upper Valley, including the Haven. The group of volunteers who came to work at the Haven dug their heals in and helped to organize the donations of food, clothing, and cleaning supplies that we had received after Irene. Because of their hard work we were able to get donations back out to the community quickly in a time of dire need. Thank you Day of Caring Volunteers and Granite United Way!
Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC
Attorneys and staff from the Lebanon, St. Johnsbury and Burlington offices of the law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC spent a day volunteering at the Haven to help put our edible landscape to bed for winter so that it will continue to bear fruit for years to come. Thank you for your help! Learn more…

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