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    For the holidays this year, we are not throwing a gala. Instead, we are gathering resources, and the most important one, is hope. In our desire to help those most in need, we asked our nonprofits to tell us what they hoped for the holidays, which have hit particularly hard during a pandemic. 

    We asked them to think up tangible needs they could put a price tag on, in three levels: big, then bigger and then HUGE. And we’ve presented that to you below, in the hopes that you can make holidays brighter, more meaningful, and hopefully happier in 2020. As you’ll note, this initiative of hope runs past Dec. 25 and into the new year, a year we are looking forward to meeting head on, with replenished hope and spirits. Join us! 

    If you have a question or concern about Hope for the Holidays, please contact Ben VanCamp.

    Thank you to those who's support is making hope a reality this season.

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    Portsmouth Historical Society - Classroom Session

    A gift of $10 will sponsor one Portsmouth 3rd Grader for one classroom session of our special supplementary school program on Portsmouth history.

    Portsmouth Athenaeum – Virtual Program on Local History

    ​A gift of $15 will cover the cost of holding a virtual program on local history, such as an author talk. We normally charge a fee for in-person programs, but during the pandemic we have been offering our virtual programs to the public at no cost.

    Seacoast Outright - Support of LGBTQ youth

    A gift of $25 will give you the satisfaction knowing you've supported LGBTQ youth in the Seacoast area!

    Seacoast Rep - Livestream For a Senior

    A gift of $25 will give one free livestream of a theatrical performance to a senior in our community

    Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra - Violin Strings

    One set of violin strings for student in “Stringendo” Youth Ensemble

    YMCA - After School Care

    $35 CAN provide one child with a week of enriching after school care.

    Seacoast Eat Local - Farmers Market Table

    A gift of $40 will cover stall fees for one of our winter farmers' market vendors for one market

    Seacoast Outright - One Month of Outreach

    A gift of $50 will give you a good night's sleep, knowing you've paid for a month of Social Media outreach to our LGBTQ kids!

    Portsmouth Athenaeum – Preserve a Piece of Portsmouth History

    A gift of $50 will cover the costs to preserve, catalog, and digitize a piece of Portsmouth ephemera.

    Richie McFarland - Therapeutic Support

    $50.00 gifts a child with individual, one-on-one therapeutic support in the early learning group program.

    Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra - Music Lesson

    Sponsor a one-hour music lesson for a local youth.

    Step Up Parents - Food

    $50 will help provide grocery gift cards to those caring for the children in kinship care.
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