A Newly-Formed NH Alliance Is Already Helping Warm Up Granite Staters In Need
This feels like the perfect thing to talk about since today is Giving Tuesday, and as I highlighted yesterday in a blog post, New Englanders are out here being the most giving ever (still), ESPECIALLY this year.
(By the way, as a side note, if you're not sure what Giving Tuesday is, it's all about supporting non-profits -- considering we probably just splurged on big deals between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday -- it's the least we can do.)
Here's one thing I love though. There's a brand new non-profit that just formed in New Hampshire, and they're ALREADY hitting the ground running making a difference. And actually, they came up huge leading into Thanksgiving to help an already-existing non-profit make their event even bigger!
Let's start with Gather, which is a community non-profit focused on fighting hunger in the Greater Seacoast area. That's pretty amazing already, right? They had an event scheduled for November 21 to distribute food to families in need, but now, enter Alliance for Greater Good. The Alliance is basically exactly what it sounds like -- a group of people doing positive things for the greater good.
According to a press release sent by the Alliance for Greater Good to our new, hyper-local, FREE news service that's all about the Seacoast, Seacoast Current, the Alliance decided to add to the giving for Gather's Thanksgiving food distribution event with their OWN distribution event, Share the Warmth. The Alliance collected and then distributed 1,700 new mittens, gloves, and hats -- some even hand-knit!
Members of the Alliance said in the press release that they were overwhelmed by the generosity of the Seacoast, and even the Gather team was amazed by how many items were collected, and loved seeing the joy (and warmth) that the event brought to families in need.
I'm not shocked, though. Like I've been saying all along -- NO ONE does it like we do in New England. We step up when it's time to, no matter how OUR current situation is, because we know that there are always people out there that have it worse. I LOVE calling this place home.