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  • Let's give our nonprofits some Hope for the Holidays!

    PORTSMOUTH—You don’t have to have a social gathering to gather good tidings. Not this year.

    The Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth—like many other organizations--will not hold its annual holiday gala for pandemic reasons, but with help from sponsors Service Credit Union and Sheehan Phinney, they aim to lift spirits through a new campaign: Hope for the Holidays. 

     

    But they can’t do it without your help.

     

    The Chamber has asked non-profits what they need and set up a store to help our community provide it.

    Please visit PortsmouthCollaborative.org/Hope to see the store with items that area non-profits hope to have for the holidays (and year-round, really). You’ll see items in all price ranges, from $10 to sponsor a student at Gundalow Company (they protect our maritime heritage through education and action!) to $1,000 for a six-month enrichment program at Krempels Center (the Portsmouth non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people living with brain injury).

    “2020 has been such a challenging year that we want to begin 2021 with hope. Hope for a brighter future that starts here and now through this support of our local non-profit organizations, who in turn support the members of our community,” said Valerie Rochon, president of the Chamber Collaborative of Greater Portsmouth. You can also specify that your name may be made public or choose to donate anonymously.

    This initiative of hope runs past Dec. 25 and into the new year—a year the Chamber and its members look forward to meeting head on, with replenished hope and spirits!

    See how you might provide hope by visiting PortsmouthCollaborative.org/Hope by Jan 1, 2021.

    Plus, please visit this page to see How the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions.

    If you have a question or concern about Hope for the Holidays, please contact Ben VanCamp or call (603) 610-5516.