Building on Hope seeks applicants for non-profit renovation project

In May 2016 Building on Hope completed a $1.8 million renovation of the Michael Briggs Community Center in Manchester. Located in the heart of the inner-city, the center is operated by the Manchester Police Athletic League and offers an alternative to harmful behavior and encourages positive relationships between law enforcement and young people. Building on Hope, a New Hampshire-based organization of volunteers who provide renovations to deserving non-profits, is currently searching for its next “Extreme Makeover” type renovation project.

Building On Hope is accepting submissions from in-state, non-profit organizations in need of significant improvements to facilities they operate. Since it formed in 2009, Building On Hope has completed $3.6 million in renovations to four New Hampshire organizations including Easter Seals NH, Girls Incorporated, Opportunity Networks and Manchester Police Athletic League (MPAL) through donated goods and labor. Continue Reading →

Help celebrate Macy’s National Make-A-Wish Believe Day Dec. 9

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On Dec. 9, Macy’s and Make-A-Wish will celebrate the eighth annual National Believe Day, a pinnacle moment of this year’s Believe campaign. Macy’s will commemorate the occasion with a double donation for the Believe letter writing program and the return of Wishes Across America, a day devoted to granting incredible wishes for children across the country with life-threatening medical conditions. Continue Reading →

Elliot Hospital teams up with Bob’s Discount Furniture to promote early literacy

Emilie Rourke is all smiles listening to the  Reach Out and Read presentation at Elliot Hospital.

Bob’s outreach team was joined by a face painter for the event, and donated 100 copies of Rabe’s book, as well as 100 “Cat in the Hat” character hats, and 100 Bob’s Discount Furniture blankets. Bob’s partnered with Reach Out and Read to create the year-long “Rocking the Road to Read with Bob’s Outreach,” to increase early literacy by bringing smiles and books to local children. Continue Reading →

Catch Ronan Tynan’s one-night holiday show Dec. 18 at the Palace Theatre

Ronan Tynan brings his holiday show to town for one show only, Dec. 18, at the Palace Theatre.

Called the “burly tenor with a big, silvery voice” by Variety, Tynan accompanied by his longtime pianist, Bill Lewis, will bring a repertoire that is diverse as it is entertaining: a mix of Christmas favorites, Irish, selections from the great American songbook, contemporary, as well as newly written material. Special guests will also include The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums. Continue Reading →