Quick Links
Capital City Classic Road Race - June 23rd
Sign up for the  Capital City Classic
10K road race, held during Concord Market Days, where 50% of funds raised will support the Friends Program.  

If you are not a runner, you can help by volunteering at the race. Sign up here.
Bead It! Fundraiser
Saturday, May 12th

Do a little Mothers Day and/or Graduation Day shopping at  Bead It! and help support the Emergency Housing Program.  

30% off all sales will be donated to our family shelter to help provide assistance and support to the 8 families and children that we serve.
Spring Appeal

Our Spring fundraising appeal is underway.  We have a goal of raising $20,000 but we need your help.   Every dollar donated makes a difference.  

You can make a difference to someone right here in our community by supporting the Friends Program and donating today.

Save The Date - GOLF!

Our 21st annual Golf Tournament, to benefit the Youth Mentoring Program, will be held on Monday, September 10th at the Concord Country Club.

More information will be available in the coming months but contact Laura Scott if you would like information about exclusive sponsorship opportunities.
Shop at Rite Aid to Support the Youth Mentoring Program

Enroll in 
KidCents  and your in-store & online purchases at Rite Aid will be rounded up to the next whole dollar amount. Your change can go to our Youth Mentoring Program and make a meaningful difference in the lives of local children.
Public Transit Survey

Friends RSVP is part of a regional group seeking the public's input regarding access to transportation across the region.  
If you live in Belknap County, Merrimack County (excluding Hooksett) and the towns of Hillsborough, Deering and Windsor from Hillsborough County, please fill out this quick  survey .  Thank you
We Want YOU!

Do you want to support the Friends Program by getting more involved? Are you interested in seniors having meaningful opportunities to volunteer in their community?
If yes, we are looking for volunteers to serve on the RSVP Advisory Committee, which provides input and advise to staff and Board of Trustee members on the RSVP Program.

If you are interested in learning more about this volunteer opportunity, contact Susan Smith, Senior Programs Director, for more information. 
 Save the Date:
June 6th-7th
Help Us Spread the Word About Friends

Do you belong to a neighborhood group, service organization, or workplace giving collaborative?  If so, we would love to be a guest speaker at an upcoming meeting to let others know what the Friends Program does.   Contact us if interested. 
Youth Mentoring Orientations

Make a difference in the life of a Merrimack County young person and be a mentor. The first step is attending an orientation that will introduce you to our program and outline what's involved. 

Upcoming orientation:
Wednesday, May 30th
Tuesday, June 26th (Teens Only)
Wednesday, July 19th
Thursday, August 9th

Orientations are from 4:30-7pm (Teen Orientation is 1-3:30pm) at the Friends Program office, 202 North State Street, Concord. 

Step up and step in to help a needy child. 
Call 228-0108 for more info.  
Support the Friends Program when you Shop
Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase  from  AmazonSmile to the Friends Program so shop away.
May 2018
Making A Lasting Impact

During National Volunteer Week, Friends Youth Mentoring Program presented the '17-'18 St. Paul's School Site-based Mentor of the Year Award.  Friends Youth Mentoring Program Mentor, Richard Li, was this year's esteemed recipient.  Read more here
RSVP Food Insecurity Project Fundraiser 

In partnership with the Concord Food Co-op and New London Food Co-op, $2 reusable bags are being sold in the stores with $1 from each sale benefiting the RSVP Food Insecurity Project.  

Help the environment and reduce food insecurity at the same time.  Bags only cost $2 each and the fundraiser ends June 30th!

Business Sponsors 
Thank You 

The Friends Program would like to thank Wells Fargo for being our 2018 Presenting Sponsor.
"Wells Fargo has a   ric h history of community support in New Hampshire and we have personal connections to the people in our communities - many of whom we proudly call our customers," said Matthew Lessard, financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors. "Friends Program provides critical services to so many of New Hampshire's most vulnerable citizens and through these programs, helps them achieve success, access much needed basic items and thrive in many ways."
The Friends Program would like to thank Concord Orthopaedics for being our 2018 RSVP Program Sponsor. 
Concord Orthopaedics is a big supporter of the RSVP Bone Builders Program and understands the value the senior strength exercise classes have improving bone and muscle strength, balance, circulation and general overall health.
Thank You

The Friends Program relies on many community and business supporters to operate successfully.  

Foster Grandparent Program Support
Queen City Rotary
Concord Food Co-op
UNH Cooperative Extension

Youth Mentoring Program Support
Blossom Yoga
Child Care Aware

Emergency Housing Program Support
ServePro Concord/Lakes Region

Friends Program Support
Associated Grocers of New England
National Senior Health and Fitness Day - May 30th

No need to wait until May 30th to get up and get active.  RSVP Bone Builders classes are free to attend, if you are 55+, and are scheduled 60 times a week!  
Emergency Housing Donations

Our family shelter is currently supporting many families with newborns.  If you have items that your children have outgrown that we can put to good use, we would be very grateful.

In addition, we need to replace some kitchen/dining chairs that have seen better days.
If you have something you would like to find a new home for, please contact   us .  Thank you very much.
Thank you to the following highlighted 2018 Business Sponsors

Friends Program | 202 North State Street | Concord, NH 03301
  (603) 228-1193 | lscott@friendsprogram.org |