Winter 2019
Springing forward full steam ahead, with a touch of nostalgia as winter comes to an end.

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In December & At Friends Emergency Housing Program
The Friends Program joined with community partners the 1st day of winter for National Homeless Persons' Memorial Day in Concord . Our transitional house in Concord for homeless families received so much support for which we are grateful plus a special gift of time & talent . As the seasons change, our Wish List items reflect the changing needs.
In January & At Friends Youth Mentoring Program 
January is National Mentoring Month ; a perfect opportunity to recognize our valued mentors. We held a #MentoringMonth Celebration , were awarded a Governor's Proclamation , received a touching video gift from a mentor, and much more! As always, our mentees were also celebrated. The children were treated to amazing gifts during our annual Holiday Giving , a special event at St. Paul's School , and monthly match activities.

Our monthly We Celebrate Mentors series:
In February & At Friends Senior Programs ( FGP & RSVP )
FGP was featured on ABC , CBS , and B&GC ; RSVP was in the NY Times and reminisced about being honored by the NE Patriots ; both programs were featured in a national Senior Corp video and hosted a local Legislative Breakfast ; RSVP introduced the new More The Merrier Club initiative; and FGP volunteers were on the giving side of 'reading it forward' and receiving side of 'singing it forward' .
Community Connections
Concord Young Professionals Network (CYPN)
Friends Program Volunteer Opportunities
As winter hibernation gives way to increased activity, our volunteer opportunities have grown as nature does in spring. Please join with us to sow the seeds that promote a blossoming community.