We continue to be very appreciative and grateful for the support Hundred Nights receives from individuals, schools, churches and various businesses in Keene and surrounding communities. These are the unsung heroes among us who subscribe to the notion of “love thy neighbor.” There have been hundreds of individuals and groups lending a helping hand this winter and we wanted to give a big shout out and acknowledge a few of them right here.
9 year old Nolan comes to mind at once. Nolan saw our wish list and decided to start a Go Fund Me page to raise enough money to purchase everything on the list! He did it! He and his little sister came in with a basket full of everything on the list. He had $75 left over and learned that one of our families had an infant who needed a Rock ‘n Play. He purchased one with his leftover funds. The parents and family of this young man have much to be proud of!
Doctor Higley and the Staff at Eye Works on West St in Keene donated $400 to Hundred Nights from their 12 Days of Giving project. A $50 donation to one of four local Charities was made for each pair of eyeglasses sold. Thank you so much!
Teachers and students from the Wells School in Harrisville, the Nelson Elementary School, Kroka Expeditions in Marlow and the Brattleboro Future Business Leaders of America organized visits to Hundred Nights recently. It was great fun giving them tours of the facility.
Harrisville students carried 23 full boxes of items they collected from the Hundred Nights wish-list up that long staircase and helped make beds. Nelson students made hundreds of Valentines to be distributed to those who are experiencing homelessness on Valentine’s Day, donated 26 bags of snacks decorated with valentines and jokes, and spent about an hour putting return address labels on our envelopes. Kroka Expeditions students prepared and delivered dinner to the Open Doors Resource Center one Saturday
afternoon and helped with a mailing as part of a Community Service Project. Brattleboro’s FBLA students made and donated 26 pairs of ear muffs with a Valentine tied on to pass out to the Shelter guests. We all have much to be proud of in these young students and the teachers who are encouraging them to be good neighbors and help their fellow human beings.
SymQuest recently relocated its’ Keene office to 310 Marlboro Street. They held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the new space.
Because SymQuest is committed to giving back to the community, they offered One Grand of a Helping Hand to five local non-profit organizations. Hundred Nights was thrilled to be chosen as one of the five. Here is Meg Fleming, President of SymQuest, presenting our Treasurer and Board member, Dick Newton with a check for $1,000!
Thank you so very much!
These are just a few of the community members, neighbors and friends who provide hope to those reaching for the warmth of home each and every day by donating money, food, clothing and items from our wish list and it would take many pages to list them all. We appreciate each and every one of you and so do our guests!
From the Spring 2019 Hundred Nights, Inc. Newsletter