Announcements from Nov. 24, 2020

Published: 11/24/2020 9:15:42 PM
Kinship care resource guide

New Hampshire Children’s Trust has released the Kinship Navigation Program’s Kinship & Relative Caregiver Guide, a comprehensive resource for individuals raising children who are not their own. Currently, more than 17,500 New Hampshire youths live with grandparents or other relatives, arrangements often referred to as kinship care. Kinship care arrangements are critical because they help children and adolescents maintain family connections, increasing well-being, should they be placed in the care of others. While kinship care helps minimize trauma, improves overall well-being, and increases permanency for children and adolescents, caregivers can experience unexpected financial hardship, emotional strain, and may require legal guidance. “In this situation when relatives step up to take care of these children, they don’t have the ability to be the grandparent, to be the aunt and uncle, or to be the big brother or sister, they have to step in the role of parent,” says Diane Yeo, Family Support Special for Kinship Navigation. Kinship Navigators provides free, voluntary, and confidential services throughout New Hampshire, linking kinship caregivers to the programs and supports like food assistance, gas to get to appointments, school supplies, respite care, and much more. The newly released Kinship & Relative Caregiver Guide walks kinship caregivers through various options and how to connect with Kinship Navigators spread throughout the Granite State at Family Resources Centers. More information on New Hampshire’s Kinship Navigation Program is available at For questions about the Kinship Navigation Program or to make a referral, please contact Joelyn Drennan at or 415-0506

Franklin Holiday raffle

The Franklin VNA will have its 12 Days of Christmas raffle online this year with drawings posted daily on Facebook Live. Raffle tickets are $10 each. Gift basket prizes include two free foot clinic visits, Jordan’s ice cream certificate, wine and cheese basket, pet lovers basket, yard clean-up certificate, Starbucks gift basket, Franklin Opera House tickets, Smart and Garvey signed Celtics poster, state inspection gift certificate, cookie basket, Yankee Candle gift basket. To order ticket, call 934-3454 or visit or visit the Facebook page. All proceeds benefit the hospice program.

Hopkinton Support pantry

For the past two years, the Hopkinton Recreation Department and the Hopkinton Lions Club sponsored the Thanksgiving Turkey Trot and pancake breakfast. This event provided an opportunity to fundraise for the food pantry. They were unable to host the event this year, but know that the food pantry still needs support. They ask that you consider donating what would have been the $15 Turkey Trot registration (or an amount of your choosing) directly to the Hopkinton Food Pantry this year. You can mail a check to Hopkinton Food Pantry, 330 Main St., Hopkinton or drop off at the town’s drop box in front of Town Hall.

MeredithOnline tree festival

For the first time, the Meredith Altrusa Club will present its traditional Festival of Trees or online. From Dec. 6 through Dec. 16, will outline three activities for community participation, one of which will be “hands-on.” A slideshow of magical trees and trivia showcasing the history of the festival since its inception in 1996 will feature three memorable “Charity Trees,” each linked to the following local non-profits: Inter-Lakes Christmas Fund, Inter-Lakes PTO, and Isaiah 61 Café. Your online vote, donating to your favorite of these three trees (or donating to all three), will be matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 by Altrusa. Details and Pay Pal information will be posted on our website. No festival would be complete without spectacular gift baskets. Photos of our baskets, plus a listing of each basket’s contents (except for the 25th Anniversary Mystery Basket) and how to enter to win, may be viewed on the website and the Facebook page. Lastly, two giving trees will be displayed from Dec. 6 through Dec. 16, one at the Hannaford in Meredith and one at the E.M. Heath Supermarket in Center Harbor. Customers are invited to select an ornament from the tree and make their donation to the collection point indicated on the back of the ornament. meaningful to them. Visit us at or on Facebook. All proceeds support local charities.

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