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Is your cultural organization organizing a food drive, assisting seniors, reaching out to patients, mentoring students or performing some other type of community service? If so, the Department of Cultural Resources wants to hear about it!

As you know, we are living in extraordinarily challenging times. Requests at New Hampshire food banks are up 30-40 percent this year. Homelessness is on the rise. Due to stresses caused by the economy, more students than ever need mentors. Senior citizens can use a helping hand in many ways. Budget constraints have left firefighters, law enforcement officials, EMTs and other first responders in desperate need of vital, life-saving equipment. Each of these groups—and others—can benefit from community service projects.

In response to the growing need for these types of support, the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources is organizing a community service campaign called Culture Cares. We are asking cultural organizations of all types—libraries, historical societies, arts nonprofits, theatres, movie houses and others—to let us know about any service projects they undertake in their communities, so that we can share their good work with the public, inspiring others to join them in helping those in need.

On this page you'll find a list of community service projects coordinated by cultural organizations from all over New Hampshire. Please consider joining in their efforts.

If you would like to have your cultural organization's community service project listed here, please provide us with the following information:

  1. Name of your organization
  2. Name of community service project (10 words or fewer; e.g. "food drive," "reading to seniors," "free admission for students")
  3. Location
  4. Date and Time
  5. Do you need volunteers to help with the planning, etc.? Yes/No
  6. Website and/or name and phone number to find out more information about the project

Information should be sent to: Shelly Angers, Communications Coordinator, NH Department of Cultural Resources, shelly.angers@dcr.nh.gov.

NOTE: Please feel free to use the Culture Cares logo when you promote your event online, in emails or in print. Right click the links below to download the various versions.

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We will be updating this webpage often! Please be sure to check back for new opportunities happening in your community—and please also help by passing along the word about Culture Cares.

UPCOMING (see "Ongoing" events, below)
Organization Project/Program Location Date/Time Volunteers needed to work? For more information
Send us your upcoming Culture Cares events!          



ONGOING (see "Upcoming" events, above)
Organization Project/Program Location Date/Time Volunteers needed to work? For more information
Chichester Town Library Computer tutoring to teach basic skills Chichester ongoing yes--need volunteer tutors Chichester Town Library
Lisa Prizio
(603) 798-5613
Chichester Town Library Food drive Chichester ongoing no Chichester Town Library
Lisa Prizio
(603) 798-5613
Chichester Town Library Book shipments to soldiers in the Middle East Chichester ongoing yes--to help fund shipping costs Chichester Town Library
Lisa Prizio
(603) 798-5613
Currier Museum of Art Free admission for all under 18 Manchester ongoing no www.currier.org
Currier Museum of Art Free admission for all--SATURDAYS, 10-noon Manchester Saturdays, 10-noon no www.currier.org
Currier Museum of Art Free school visits and bus transportation for Manchester and Nashua students Manchester As scheduled yes www.currier.org
Currier Museum of Art Food drive to benefit New Horizons Food Bank Manchester ongoing no www.currier.org
Currier Museum of Art Scholarships for studio art classes Manchester as scheduled no www.currier.org/artcenter
Gaffney Library / Greater Wakefield Resource Center Free GED/Adult Basic Education Literacy Program and GED Testing Center Wakefield Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Yes Beryl Donovan, library director
(603) 522-3401
Hancock Town Library "Food for Overdues"--donate food in lieu of paying late fees--benefits Monadnock Area Food Bank Hancock ongoing no www.hancocktownlibrary.blogspot.com
Hampstead Public Library Non-perishable food, toiletries and paper goods collection--benefits Greater Hampstead Food Bank Hampstead ongoing no

(603) 329-6411
ask for Peggy Thrasher

Laconia Public Library Food drive Laconia ongoing no www.laconialibrary.org
(603) 524-4775
Lebanon Public Libraries Book discussion group at Harvest Hill, a local assisted living facility Lebanon ongoing; 2nd Wednesday of the month no

www.leblibrary.com
(603) 448-2459

Milton Free Public Library "Food for overdues"--benefits Strafford County Community Action in Milton Milton ongoing no www.miltonfreepubliclibrary.org
(603) 473-8535
Mt. Washington Valley Arts Association "Heart Art"—providing art kits to Starting Point clients (children and adults) Conway ongoing Yes, to assemble the kits

www.mwvarts.org
mwvarts@myfairpoint.net
(603) 356-2787

The Palace Theatre reduced/free tickets to pro theatre performance for select children Manchester ongoing No www.palacetheatre.org
(603) 668-5588
The Place Theatre, in conjunction with the Arbors of Bedford (assisted living facility) Cultural Connection; teens performing for residents, their friends and community members Bedford ongoing no www.palacetheatre.org;
www.arborsofbedford.com
Seacoast Eat Local Collecting for food banks at Winter Farmer's Markets various locations; see website Saturdays at various locations; see website yes www.seacoasteatlocal.org



Recent "Culture Cares" Successes (see next chart for "Blues Star Museums" list--Summer 2010)
Organization Project/Program Location For more information about this organization
American Independence Museum Holiday food drive Exeter www.independencemuseum.org
(603) 772-2622
Arts Alliance of Northern NH Food drive at "Ceilidh" concert--featuring harp performances Lancaster & Franconia www.aannh.org
(603) 837-2275
Concord Public Library / Concord City employees Non-perishable food drive to benefit the City of Concord's Human Services Department Concord www.ci.concord.nh.us/LIBRARY/
Gale Library Food drive to benefit the Newton Food Pantry Newton (603) 382-4691
Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce Annual Gala Food Drive to benefit Community Kitchen Keene www.keenechamber.com
(603) 352-1303
info@keenechamber.com
Hampstead Public Library Holiday card creation and signing event; cards sent to military personnel service overseas Hampstead www.hampstead.lib.nh.us
(603) 329-6411
Lisbon Public Library / Lisbon Lions Club Book Drive for Children Lisbon www.lisbonpubliclibrary.org
(603) 838-6615
Manchester City Library Pasta Drive to support the NH Food Bank Manchester www.manchester.lib.nh.us
Steve Viggiano
(603) 624-6550 x323
Nesmith Public Library Teen Advisory Board Bake sale to benefit Shepherd's Pantry Windham www.nesmithlibrary.org
Nesmith Public Library Teen Advisory Board Food drive to benefit Shepherd's Pantry Windham www.nesmithlibrary.org
NH Boat Museum Youth Boat Building Scholarships Wolfeboro www.nhbm.org
NH Dept. of Cultural Resources Employee food drive to benefit the NH Food Bank Concord www.nh.gov/nhculture
NH Dept. of Cultural Resources & Currier Museum of Art Non-perishable food drive—at the Commissioner's Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism Manchester

www.nh.gov/nhculture
and
www.currier.org

NH Dept. of Cultural Resources & Historic Belknap Mill Non-perishable food drive—at the Commissioner's Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism Laconia www.nh.gov/nhculture
and
www.belknapmill.org
NH Dept. of Cultural Resources & Discover Portsmouth Center Food Drive at the Commissioner's "Bullpen" on Partnerships in Cultural & Heritage Tourism Portsmouth www.nh.gov/nhculture
and
www.portsmouthhistory.org
NH Dept. of Cultural Resources & The Flying Monkey Movie House & Performing Arts Center Non-perishable food drive—at the Commissioner's Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism Plymouth www.nh.gov/nhculture
and
www.thecman.com/special-events/the-flying-monkey.aspx
NH Dept. of Cultural Resources &
the MacDowell Colony
Non-perishable food drive—at the Commissioner's Roundtable on Cultural & Heritage Tourism Peterborough www.nh.gov/nhculture
and
www.macdowellcolony.org
Pelham Public Library "Food for Fines" Pelham www.pelhamweb.com/library
(603) 635-7581
Pontine Theatre

Performances at Assisted Care facilities

Various locations throughout NH

www.pontine.org
Portsmouth Music and Arts Center Concert of Thanksgiving and food drive for Rotary Harvest for Hunger Portsmouth www.pmaconline.org
(603) 431-4278
Red River Theatres non-perishable food collection at FREEBIRD screenplay reading Concord www.redrivertheatres.org
(603) 224-4697
St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts Christmas Concert to benefit Salvation Army—admission is non-perishable food, toy or cash donation Berlin www.stkieranarts.org
(603) 752-1028
Stawbery Banke Museum Holiday Toy Drive at Candlelight Stroll Portsmouth www.strawberybanke.org
(603) 433-1100
Sullivan Public Library "Friends Helping Friends" food drive Sullivan www.ci.sullivan.nh.us/content/
library/library
UNH-Manchester's Community Leadership program "Warmth from the Millyard" (WFMY)--a warm clothing drive Manchester Warmth from the Millyard's blog
Kate.Hanson@unh.edu
Winni Players Youth Ensemble at the Winnipesaukee Playhouse Non-perishable food drive during performances of Charlotte's Web--to benefit St. Vincent de Paul's food bank Laconia (at the Weirs) www.winniplayhouse.com
(603) 366-7377

 

BLUE STAR MUSEUMS & HISTORIC SITES--free admission to active military and their families--Summer 2010
Organization Project/Program Location Date/Time For more information
American Independence Museum Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Exeter through Labor Day, September 6, 2010

www.independencemuseum.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture

Cathedral of the Pines Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Rindge through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.cathedralofthepines.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Currier Museum of Art Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Manchester through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.currier.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Daniel Webster Birthplace Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Franklin through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Endicott Rock Historic Site Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Laconia through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Fort Constitution Historic Site Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) New Castle through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Fort Stark Historic Site Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) New Castle through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Franklin Pierce Homestead Historic site Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Hillsboro through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
The Frost Place Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Franconia through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.frostplace.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Governor Wentworth Historic Site Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Wolfeboro through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Hanna Duston Memorial Site Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Boscawen through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
John Wingate Weeks Historic Site at Weeks Park Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Lancaster through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Laconia Historical and Museum Society Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Laconia through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.laconiahistorical.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Mariposa Museum Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Peterborough through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.mariposamuseum.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Concord through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.starhop.com
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Portsmouth through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.moffattladd.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Mt. Kearsarge Indiam Museum Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Warner through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.indianmuseum.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
New Hampshire Boat Museum Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Wolfeboro through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.nhbm.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
New Hampshire Farm Museum Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Milton through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.farmmuseum.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
New Hampshire Historical Society Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Concord through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.nhhistory.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
New Hampshire Telephone Museum Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Exeter through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.nhtelephonemuseum.com
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Poore Family Homestead Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Stewartstown through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://poorefamily.homestead.com
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Portsmouth Historical Society--John Paul Jones House Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Portsmouth through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.portsmouthhistory.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Remick Country Doctor Museum Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Tamworth through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.remickmuseum.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Robert Frost Farm Historic Site Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Derry through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Seacoast Science Center Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Rye through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.seacoastsciencecenter.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Holderness through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.nhnature.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Strawbery Banke Museum Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Portsmouth through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.strawberybanke.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Taylor Mill Historic Site Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Derry through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Tip Top House at Mount Washington State Park Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Sargent's Purchase through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Portsmouth through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Willey House - Crawford Notch State Park Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Harts Location through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 http://nhstateparks.org/explore/historic-sites.aspx
www.nh.gov/nhculture
Wright Museum of WWII History Blue Star Museums (free admission for active duty military and their families) Wolfeboro through Labor Day, September 6, 2010 www.wrightmuseum.org
www.nh.gov/nhculture

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