People Helping People Since 1969

Welcome to the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund

The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund was established in 1969 by Pelham residents who wanted to provide food and financial assistance for their less fortunate neighbors.  We have helped over 2700 residents in the last forty years. Our slogan is People Helping People and that has certainly been our experience in good times as well as bad times in the town of Pelham.

Our fund is made possible by the generosity of our neighbors

How can you help? 
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We sponsor fund-raising events as well as food drives.
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  • Established in 1969

  • Non-Profit Organization 501(C)(3) Tax ID#02-0484080

  • Fifteen active members

  • Approximately 2700 Pelham, New Hampshire residents have received financial assistance

  • Referral Committee handles all requests for financial assistance confidentially

Mission Statement:

  • To provide Pelham, New Hampshire residents who are in financial need with emergency assistance for rent, heat, electricity, food and other household expenses.

  • Appropriate fund raising activities are coordinated by the Directors which includes an Annual Golf Tournament and Christmas Drive as well as donations which come from the local business community, organizations, schools, churches, families and individuals.

Fund Raising in 2016:

  • 23rd Annual Golf Tournament raised $16,544

  • 47th Annual Christmas Drive raised $14,620 which includes $1000 food gift cards

  • Donations come from the local business community, organizations, schools, churches, families and individuals

Activities in 2016:

  • 17th. Annual Scholarship – awarded two $2500 scholarship and over the last 17 years a total of 23 scholarships have been awarded for a total of $57,500

  • Provided financial assistance to 23 families and individuals for household expenses, donations of $500 to Bridges Women’s Shelter, $500 to Southern New Hampshire Mission Men’s Shelter, $1000 to Salem Caregivers and $2000 to the Pelham Community Coalition to sponsor an event on substance abuse which was held on January 25, 2016 for a total amount of $28,688.

  • 27th Annual Sponsor-A-Child program at Christmas – provided clothes, food, food gift cards and toys for 24 families which included 49 children amounting to approximately $7000. The Salem/Derry Elks provided food for 10 families in Pelham. The remaining food collected at the Christmas Drive was given to the St. Patrick’s Food Pantry.

  • Participated in the Celebration of Excellence Award sponsored by Enterprise Bank

  • Attended Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union “We Share A Thread Foundation” fundraiser

Business Donations Awarded to PGNF:

  • Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union through their “We Share A thread Foundation” awarded the PGNF $1000 for supporting their mission and PGNF commitment to the community.

  • Hannaford presented PGNF with $500 in gift cards for being one of the major contributors to the success of the Pelham Store winning the competition with other surrounding stores for the Helping Hands Boxes Program

  • Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program raised $271 for PGNF.

  • Liberty Utilities donated $500 to PGNF

The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund Committee were the Grand Marshalls for the Old Home Day Parade which was held in Pelham on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

Pictured front row from left to right: Chuck Curtis, Linda Pace, and Karen Fournier
Pictured back row from left to right: Mary Ann Roche, Jimmy Roche, Priscilla Pike-Church, Nancy Vachon, Frank Sullivan, Cheryl Brunelle and Darlene Michaud
Missing from the photo: Dennis Hogan, Ann Marie Lacharite and Gerty Sousa

Pelham Good Neighbor Fund   •   Pelham, NH

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