Bedroom furnishings donated in memory of Mailbag fan

“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others” – Audrey Hepburn, actress, humanitarian. The Mailbag is blessed by many caring readers, some passing along items once cherished by another, following that person’s example of reaching out to others. A daughter hopes items that belonged to her Mom will be now belong to another in need.

Bedroom furniture, accessories, to be lovingly given

“My Mom passed away back in March and was always a fan of your Mailbag column. She had a charitable heart and would help anyone in need,” says Donna B. of Nashua (LTR 3,288). “In her memory I would like to donate her bedroom furniture – two dressers and a nightstand – to someone in need. They are in excellent condition; a few nicks and scratches but good quality with all drawers in working order. One is a six-drawer dresser with a mirror and the other is a highboy. I also have a full- sized comforter with matching pillow shams, throw pillows, four drapery panels and two canvas prints for the wall. I can provide photos and dimensions of the furniture if needed.” ‘Furnishing’ a bit of furniture facts, a dresser has drawers to hold folded clothing and normally has an attached mirror (a chest of drawers has no mirror); a highboy consists of a double chest of drawers (chest-on-chest), and the lower sections may be wider than the upper. A nightstand (night table or bedside table), a small table or cabinet designed to stand by a bed, usually held a chamber pot before the convenience of indoor plumbing. Donna adds “Perhaps one of your readers would benefit from these gently used items, and if so, they can contact me at 1-978-337-2786 or via email at: djbreault22@gmail.com.” Let me know how things work out.

Needs a bit more help setting up housekeeping

“I have finally gotten an apartment and, while Chris’ Mailbag readers have been wonderfully generous, I am still in need of pots and pans, a twin mattress for a trundle bed, a vacuum cleaner and cleaning products, and storage containers with lids (I have no closets),” says Jill L. of Nashua (LTR 3,369). “Thanks again to Tom Doucette, at H.E.A.R.T.S., for helping me to get in touch with the Mailbag.” Moving to a new house or apartment is never easy but the best thing about this move is Jill’s ‘moving forward’ with her life! A new apartment also means a new phone number – Jill can now be reached at 438-2153. Note: Jill was previous referred to as ‘Jo’ in a previous column … my apology!

Dishwasher needed at H.E.A.R.T.S.

Not a person, folks, a machine … “A replacement for the dishwasher is needed at H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support and Crisis Respite Center. The current unit measures 23½ (24) inches by 23½ (24) inches, which I believe is a standard under-the-counter size,” says Tom Doucette, assistant executive director at H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support and Crisis Respite Center (LTR 2,663.) “As Peers, our mission is to support one another as people who are challenged by the daily effects of living with, and recovering from mental health issues.” H.E.A.R.T.S. offers programs including arts and crafts, movies, cooking/nutrition classes, Karaoke, wellness discussion groups, W.R.A.P. group, women and men’s groups, educational guest speakers, and more. As with all organizations offering daily, weekly, and monthly activities, everything ends with clean up, hence the need for an operating dishwasher. If you can help, Tom can be reached at 943-0547.

‘Letting go’ of extra Legos

“The staff and volunteers at the Nashua Police Athletic League (PAL) Youth Safe Haven Community Center are looking for donations of Legos to meet the creative endeavors of the children, teens, and in-betweens taking part in activities at the center,” says Jenn B. of Nashua, Nashua PAL programming assistant (LTR 3,324). “Donations may be dropped off at the Nashua PAL Center located at 52 Ash Street, Nashua, Monday through Thursday, 2-6 p.m.; Friday, 2-5 p.m.”

The History of Lego began in 1932 in a Danish woodworking shop. Creator Ole Kirk Christiansen was just a simple carpenter with ambition, which definitely paid off. In 2016 alone, more than 75 billion Legos were sold by the 85 year-old company. Anyone with a set or a bag of assorted Legos that you would like to donate to a great group of people helping some great kids, drop-offs are welcome at the center or for more information, Jenn can be reached at 594-3733.

Additionally, in support of the upcoming PAL Fall Festival, donations of strings of white lights, costumes in sizes suitable for elementary school age children (boys and girls), in good taste, not controversial, seductive, etc.; and make-up and accessories for teens would also be greatly appreciated.

Contact Chris’ Mailbag by emailing christine.graham33@gmail.com or sending mail to Chris’ Mailbag c/o The Telegraph, 110 Main St., Suite 1, Nashua 03060. Include full name and complete address, along with telephone number or email address for publication, if applicable. Items eligible for publication are for donation, trade or barter only; requests of items for sale or purchase will not be included.