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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Helping Hands: Area nonprofits seek donations, volunteers

EDITOR’S NOTE: Helping Hands is a new weekly feature that provides information about the needs of local nonprofit agencies.

Front Door Agency

7 Concord St., Nashua, 03064.

NEEDS: Perennials to be planted at agency sites; antibacterial wipes; tissues; paper towels; sunscreen; bug spray; healthy, nonperishable kids snacks; 30-gallon, heavy-duty trash bags; and new twin bed sheets.

COLLECTION HOURS: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Friday.

CONTACT: Nancy Paige, 886-2866, npaige@frontdooragency.org.

WEBSITE: www.frontdooragency.org.

SHARE Outreach

1 Columbus Ave., Milford, 03055.

NEEDS: Rice, tuna and canned meats, cereal, juice, bar soap, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, large-size diapers, baby wipes, and new socks and underwear (all sizes).

COLLECTION HOURS: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday.

CONTACT: Christine Janson, 673-9898, or info@sharenh.org.

WEBSITE: www.sharenh.org.

The Upper Room Compassionate Ministry

36 Tolles St., Nashua, 03064.

NEEDS: Nonperishable food items, men’s clothing, kitchen utensils and hygiene products.

COLLECTION HOURS: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday.

CONTACT: Jan Schlecht, 595-2039, urcm@onecommail.com.

The Youth Council

112 W. Pearl St., Nashua, 03060.

NEEDS: Sketch pads, colored pencils, pastels and watercolor paints to help children and teens work through trauma and other hardships.

COLLECTION HOURS: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CONTACT: Christina Connor, 889-1090, ext. 301, cconnor@theyouthcouncil.org.

WEBSITE: www.theyouthcouncil.org.

If you would like to include your nonprofit agency in Helping Hands, email Donna Roberson at droberson@nashuatelegraph.com. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Monday. Requests for cash donations and gift cards won’t be accepted.