PELHAM GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND

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 2400 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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On-line Donations now available.

Do you need assistance? 
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We sponsor fund-raising events as well as food drives.
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PELHAM GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund will be awarding their 17th Annual Scholarship for $2500.00. The criteria to qualify is as follows:

  • Formal Acceptance to a 2 or 4 year College

  • Copy of Letter of Acceptance from the College

  • Demonstrated Financial Need

  • Provide High School Record of Academic Achievement

  • Work, Community and/or School Activities

You can pick-up an application at the Guidance office at the Pelham High School. The application must be returned by Saturday, May 21, 2016 and mailed to:

Bonnie Ward
19 Clark Circle
Pelham, NH 03076

THE PELHAM GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND 22ND. ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund Golf Tournament Committee held their 22ND. Annual Golf Tournament at Campbell’s Scottish Highlands in Salem, NH on August 10, 2015. We would like to thank our sponsors, the donors who provided gifts for our raffle drawings and especially the golfers for helping to make our golf tournament a huge success. We were able to raise $15,750.00 for the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund.

THE PELHAM GOOD NEIGHBOR FUND’S ACTIVITIES IN 2015

The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund Committee has just completed 46 years of helping our Neighbors In Need. The committee had a another busy and challenging year in 2015 but we were able to take care of 40 residents in Pelham throughout the year for rent, heat, electricity, food and other household expenses amounting to $26,617. During the Christmas season, we coordinated our 26th Annual Sponsor-A-Child Program where residents in town purchase gifts for the children. We were able to provided toys, clothing and food to 24 families including 42 children. The Salem Elks provided food for 12 families in Pelham and we thank them for their support. During the year, we awarded two $2500 scholarships to high school seniors who had a financial need and had been accepted to a college and over the past sixteen years we have awarded 21 scholarships amounting to $52,500. Our fundraisers included the 22nd Annual Golf Tournament and the 46th Annual Christmas Drive. We also received donations throughout the year from individuals, families, churches, schools, organizations and the business community. These donations and our fundraisers have made it possible for us to provide financial assistance to our Pelham residents throughout the year for household expenses. We would like to thank the various organizations who helped collect food and cash donations at the Pelham Plaza which included: The American Legion Post 100, The John Hargreaves Memorial Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10722, St. Patrick Knights of Columbus Council 6902, the Pelham Firefighters Association and the Cub Scouts Pack 25. We would also like to thank the management at Hannaford for their support and cooperation in helping to make our Annual Christmas Drive a huge success and to all the sponsors who brought the true meaning of Christmas to our Neighbors In Need. A special thank you to Karen Genoter who does an excellent job of taking care of our website and makes all the changes that we request throughout the year and to Steve Ziokas who takes care of our annual state and federal tax returns. I would like to share with you a card that we received along with a substantial donation from a woman who we have helped in the past. She wanted us to use her donation to help a family who was in need of assistance. She went on to say that without organizations like the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund who helped her and the family get through a difficult financial situation and with their hard work and the Grace of God, the family is doing much better. I would like to personally thank Dawn Holdsworth who is the Welfare Administrator in Pelham. Dawn and I have worked together over the years in helping our less fortunate residents. The Pelham Good Neighbor Fund Committee is made up of fifteen volunteers who are dedicated and committed to helping our less fortunate residents in Pelham and your donations have allowed us to reach out to touch someone to let them know that we care. The committee would like to thank you for your support and we look forward to being of service to the community in the year 2016.

Frank Sullivan
President

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

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