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April is 
Child Abuse Awareness Month

Click here to get more information about what 
you can do.

Welcome to our second Good Beginnings of Sullivan County monthly enewsletter.  You are receiving this email because you may know someone who works or volunteers at Good Beginnings. To opt out of future emails from us, please see the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email.

I've been in the seat of Executive Director for three months now.  Thank you to our staff and board for their kind and patient welcoming.  Thank you to all I have met at meetings and workshops for helping me understand the task at hand.  

I outlined our programs in the last enewsletter.  We serve many families each month through our spectrum of services from child abuse prevention to nutrition and exercise education for young children.  Our scope is wide.   In the month of February we worked with 45 families in our three major programs.  In addition, 17 young women took part in our SHINE program and 30 children were part of our nutrition program. 

To learn more about our programs and how families qualify, click here.

How Can You Help This Week?
Thursday's Child in an opportunity to eat well and support our mission.  On Thursday, April 16th, 50% of the net proceeds from meals (5:30-9pm) at The Coach House Restaurant at the New London Inn will go to benefit Good Beginnings and Musterfield Farm.  Eat, drink, be merry and think of the families you are helping get a better start in life.

Racing to End Child Abuse
Mark your calendars to participate in our Born to Run 5K race/walk on May 2 in Cornish.  There is something for everyone from the serious competitive runner to the casual walker, from adults to children of all ages.  Local vendors and raffle items will add an extra flare to the day.   Register now.

Special thanks to our sponsors thus far:  Crown Point Cabinetry, Kohl's, Mascoma Savings Bank, Switchback Brewery, Claremont Savings Bank, Lawrence Reed, CPA, Newport Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Century 21 Highview Realty, Claremont Rotary, Clark Mortenson Insurance, Lambert Auto, Sugar River Bank, Dunning Dental Practice, Hubert's Family Outfitters, Dana Flewelling Graphic Design and Photography, LaValley Building Supplies, Wellsense, Communities United Regional Network, Lake Sunapee Bank, Springfield Hospital Women's Care Center, Valley Regional Healthcare and William A. Smith, Inc.  

All sponsorship levels are still available.  Call our office at 603-542-1848 to find out more about getting the name of your business out there AND support our home visiting program.

Visit Second Beginnings, our gently used children's clothing and accessory store supporting our mission.   We also have some maternity clothes and nursing scrubs. 
109 Pleasant St, Claremont, NH. Tues-Sat, 10-4.
Looking for Board Members

If you have been looking for a way to invest your talents in a local non-profit, consider Good Beginnings.  We are seeking candidates committed to the health and well-being of local families and who are willing to promote our mission to others.  If you are interested, contact Executive Director Maggie Monroe-Cassel at We will invite you to attend a meeting and then discuss the roles and responsibilities of a board member.
Invest in New Hampshire's Future

Click here to hear Keryn  Bernard-Kriegl, Executive Director of New Hampshire Children's Trust,  talk about the importance of early childhood prevention services.

Also, you can check out the newly released New Hampshire State Health Improvement Plan here.

Please help us out by passing this enewsletter along to your friends and colleagues who are also concerned about children and families.


Maggie Monroe-Cassel 
Executive Director
(603) 542 1848