Helping Hands

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Helping Hands is a weekly feature that provides information about the needs of local nonprofit agencies.

Adult Learning Center

4 Lake St., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: ESOL and Adult Basic Education tutors for 1½-2 hours per week.

HOURS: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CONTACT: Connie Cullen, 882-9080 ext. 208, or ccullen@adultlearning center.org.

WEBSITE:www.adultlearningcenter.org.

Anne-Marie House

180 Lowell Road, Hudson, NH 03051

NEEDS: High-efficiency laundry detergent pods, toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, copy paper, tall kitchen bags, and large garbage bags.

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

CONTACT: 883-7338, ext. 1, or info@annemariehouse.org.

WEBSITE: www.annemariehouse.org.

Birthright of Manchester, Inc.

247 S. Main St., Manchester, NH 03102

NEEDS: Diapers (larger sizes in most need 3,4,5) and wipes; baby clothing and gently used clothing up to 3T; new baby blankets/afghans.

COLLECTION HOURS: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays (please call ahead, 668-3443). Nashua drop-off available as well.

CONTACT: Janet Heitmiller, 889-9333 or heits@comcast.net.

WEBSITE: Manchester@birthright.org.

Corpus Christi Food Pantry and Assistance

3 Crown St., Nashua, NH 03060

CONTACT: Susan Dignan, food pantry: 882-6372; Kay Golden, assistance: 598-1641.

NEEDS: Our needs are currently for canned meats, vegetables, soup and beans; rice; deoderant, shampoo and toothpaste. We also need gently used household items such as pots and pans, kitchen utensils, linens and small working appliances.

COLLECTION HOURS: 10 a.m.-noon Mondays, Wednesdays; 2-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays.

CONTACT: Susan Dignan, 882-6372.

WEBSITE: corpuschristifoodpantry.org.

Front Door Agency

12 Concord St., Nashua, NH 03064

NEEDS: New twin bedding, postage stamps, reams of copy paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products and 55-gallon black contractor bags.

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

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

WEBSITE: www.frontdooragency.org.

Gate City Bike Co-op

35 Spring Street, Nashua, N.H. 03060

NEEDS: Any unwanted bicycles, bike tools, accessories, helmets (preferably new), locks, rags, cleaning equipment, brushes, lubricants.

Volunteers and bike enthusiasts are needed for all sorts of activities, including cleaning bikes and housekeeping. We are looking for men and women with a cheerful attitude. We provide bicycles primarily to low-income individuals.

HOURS: Every Monday from 3-7 p.m.

CONTACT: John Burkitt, chief mechanic or Don Pare, co-founder, 759-9056.

WEBSITE: www.gatecitybikecoop.org.

EMAIL: gatecitybikecoop@gmail.com.

Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity – ReStore

352 Amherst St., Nashua, NH 03063

NEEDS: Volunteers to help run our ReStore! Donations of new and gently used building supplies, appliances, cabinets, lighting, hardware, tools, non-upholstered furniture and housewares are also needed.

DONATIONS OR SHOPPING: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays. Closed Mondays.

DONATIONS, PICKUPS & VOLUNTEERS: 943-8980 or email restoremanager@nashabitat.org.

WEBSITE: www.nashuahabitat.org/restore.

HEARTS Peer Support Center of Greater Nashua

5 Pine St. Extension, Unit 2K, Nashua, NH 03061

NEEDS: No current needs requested.

COLLECTION HOURS: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CONTACT: Ken Lewis or Tom Doucette, 882-8400.

WEBSITE: www.heartspsa.org.

Humane Society

24 Ferry Road, Nashua, NH 03064

NEEDS: Dry dog food (we use Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult); dry cat food (we use Purina Pro Plan Savor Adult Cat Chicken & Rice); gently used towels, blankets and sheets; bleach; Dawn dishwashing liquid: copier paper.

COLLECTION HOURS: Donations can be left anytime in our donation shed to the right of the main entrance.

CONTACT: 889-2275 ext. 21 or hsfn@hsfn.org.

WEBSITE: www.hsfn.org.

Marguerite’s Place

87 Palm St., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: Twin sheets, twin comforers, pillows, coffee pots, twin mattress covers.

COLLECTION HOURS: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CONTACT: Christa Tsechrintzis, 598-1582, ext. 15, ctsechrintzis@margueritesplace.org.

WEBSITE: margueritesplace.org.

Mary’s House

123 W. Pearl St., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: Body wash; shampoo and conditioner; sanitary pads and Poise pads; denture tablets. Always need toilet paper, dish soap and HD laundry detergent, and Q-Tips.

COLLECTION HOURS: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

CONTACT: Mary Ann Gamache, 886-3562, mgamache@snhs.org.

WEBSITE: bit.ly/1PaZVEk.

Nashua PAL – Youth Safe Haven

52 Ash St., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: Sand art containers and supplies; white canvases for painting (5–7 and 8–10); dodgeballs, soccerballs and balls to be used for 4-square.

COLLECTION HOURS: 2-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 2-5 p.m. Friday.

CONTACT: Shaun or Jaela, 594-3733, youthsafehaven@nashuapal.com.

WEBSITE: www.nashuapal.com.

Nashua Area Artists’ Association

30 Temple St., Nashua NH (Lowell level)

NEEDS: Copy paper, colored paper, pens, tape, sketch books, colored pencils, markers, plastic table cloths, Post-It Notes.

COLLECTION HOURS: 11 a.m-3 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (or leave outside gallery door).

CONTACT: Lauren at 405-698-1951 or naaamembership@gmail.com or visit nashuaareaartistsassoc.org.

The Nashua Senior Activity Center

70 Temple St., Nashua NH 03060

NEEDS: New C and D batteries; reams of copy paper; blank 4×6 cards; stamps; 8½ x 11¾ perforated pads of writing paper. Gently worn clothing for our Thrift Shop (must be for current season, as we have limited storage).

COLLECTION HOURS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CONTACT: 889-6155, or Judy Porter at 816-2649, jporter@nashuaseniorcenter.org.

WEBSITES: www.nashuaseniorcenter.org, www.facebook.com/nashuasac.

Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter

2 Quincy St., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: Peanut butter, pasta, canned or boxed soup, rice (any sized bag; bigger ones are rebagged to share), cereal, shampoo (10 oz. or bigger will be appreciated for our families), toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap or body wash, razors, deodorant (for men or women).

Volunteers also needed throughout the day to serve breakfast or dinner, sort donations and help in our food pantry. Check the volunteer page on our website or call for more information.

DONATION DROP-OFF: Enter our parking lot and pull up to our loading dock. Ring buzzer by the door if no one is outside.

COLLECTION HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8-11 a.m. Saturday.

CONTACT: Carol Weeks, 889-7770, carol@nsks.org.

WEBSITE: www.nsks.org.

Nashua Special Olympics

NEEDS: Adult and teen volunteers needed to offer their time and smiles to Nashua Special Olympics athletes ages 8-60. Coaches, partners and other volunteer positions are available for those who are looking for a little more sunshine in their lives.

CONTACT: Email nsoleadershipteam@gmail.com or visit nashuaspecialolympics.org.

WEBSITE: www.nashuaspecialolympics.org.

Partnership for Successful Living

45 High St., Nashua, NH 03062

NEEDS: Harbor Homes is in dire need of new twin and double size sheet sets, blankets, pillows and towels.

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

CONTACT: Carolyn McLaughlin, 882-3616 ext. 1169, c.mclaughlin@nhpartnership.org.

WEBSITE: www.nhpartnership.org.

The PLUS Company

NEEDS: Volunteers are needed for one-on-one-mentoring or to teach classes to adults with developmental disabilities one or more hours per week in a variety of subjects. Share your love of art, music, finance, reading, computers, cooking, etc., with adults with developmental disabilities and empower them to maximize their independence.

CONTACT: Leni Hodgins, 889-0652 ext. 124 or lhodgins@pluscompany.org.

WEBSITE: www.pluscompany.org.

The Salvation Army

1 Montgomery Ave., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: Postage stamps, office supplies (copy paper), canned tuna, chicken, beef stew, soup, vegetables, fruit, sauce, peanut butter, cereal, rice, macaroni and cheese, pasta, laundry soap, deodorant, larger-size diapers (sizes 3-6), and feminine protection products.

COLLECTION HOURS: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

CONTACT: Rosemarie Dykeman, 889-5151, ext. 10, rosemarie_dykeman@use.salvationarmy.org.

WEBSITE: www.use.salvationarmy.org.

SHARE Outreach

1 Columbus Ave., Milford, NH 03055

NEEDS: Juice, canned vegetables, tuna, peanut butter, rice, cereal, canned soup, bar soap, toothpaste, large diapers, baby wipes, 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, info@sharenh.org.

WEBSITE: www.sharenh.org.

Southern NH Rescue Mission

40 Chestnut St., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: Men’s, women’s, and children’s spring and summer clothing; body washes; razors and shaving cream; shampoo; paper towels; laundry detergent; cleaning supplies; plastic knives, forks, and spoons; 45-50 gallon trash bags; 8-ounce cups; napkins; dish liquid; soak-proof plates and bowls; coffee; creamer; 409 cleaner; sugar; eggs; milk; butter.

Volunteers are needed to serve breakfast or lunch.

COLLECTION HOURS: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

CONTACT: sterry@nashuarescuemission.org for questions regarding volunteering, and office@nashuarescuemission for all other queries.

WEBSITE: nashuarescuemission.org.

St. John XXIII Parish Food Pantry

121 Allds St., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: Canned hash, jelly or jam, Jell-O, canned beets, single-serve cereal and fruits, body lotion and dish liquid.

COLLECTION HOURS: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6:30-7 p.m., second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Call on Monday for an appointment.

CONTACT: Pauline Boisvert, 882-2462 ext. 6, mrmrsb36@myfairpoint.net.

WEBSITE: www.stjohnxxiiinh.org.

St. Joseph Community Services / Meals on Wheels

395 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054

NEEDS: Interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver? Attend an upcoming informational session to learn more about SJCS Meals on Wheels, and our volunteer driver opportunities. Information: Elida at 424-9967 or egagne@sjcsinc.org.

CONTACT: Elida, 424-9967 or egagne@sjcsinc.org.

WEBSITE: www.MealsOnWheelsNH.org.

Tails to Freedom/Lucky Dog Thrift Shop

23 Elm St., Nashua, NH 03060

NEEDS: We provide financial assistance for pet spay/neuter surgeries and hardship emergency veterinarian bills. Postage stamps (Forever and postcard), Avery 8167 address labels, large garbage bags, paper towels and toilet paper.

SHOPPING AND DROP-OFF HOURS: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m Saturday.

CONTACT: Kat Ranalletti, 882-3647.

WEBSITE: www.tailstofreedom.org.

The Tolles Street Mission

52 Whitney St., Nashua, NH 03064

NEEDS: Volunteers to help in food pantry, Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

CONTACT: Jarretta Copeland, 880-4984.

WEBSITE: www.thetollesstreetmission.org.

To include your nonprofit agency in Helping Hands, email neighbors@nashuatelegraph.com. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Requests for cash donations and gift cards won’t be accepted.