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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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    Seacoast Mental Health Center - Uninsured Services

    A gift of $50 helps to cover the cost of services for an uninsured individual with mental illness or Substance Use Disorder.
    $50.00

    Seacoast Mental Health Center - Air Purifier

    A gift of $75 will pay for an office air purifier so that our staff can safely provide in person services.
    $75.00

    The Music Hall - Front of House PPE

    $75 for PPE to protect our front of house staff for one show.
    $75.00

    Portsmouth Athenaeum – House a Historic Armsden Photograph

    A gift of $75 will pay for archival supplies to properly store negatives from the photographic collection of prolific local photographer Douglas J. Armsden (1918–2009). The Athenaeum houses more than 25,000 of Armsden’s images. His invaluable work captured the essence of the mid-twentieth-century Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Maine.
    $75.00

    Seacoast Science Center - Day of Camp

    Sponsor a day of camp for a child who would be otherwise unable to attend and give them the gift of discovery, friendship and wonder.
    $80.00

    Seacoast Mental Health Center - Phones for Access to Care

    A gift of $100 helps purchase phones and minutes to provide access to care for those otherwise unable to continue treatment services during COVID.
    $100.00

    Seacoast Outright - New online rainbow swag store

    A gift of $100 will help pay for our new online rainbow swag store!
    $100.00

    Portsmouth Historical Society - Classroom Series

    Your gift of $100 will sponsor one Portsmouth 3rd Grader for all 9 classroom sessions and the end of the year field trip.
    $100.00

    YMCA - Swimming Lessons

    $100 CAN provide 2 children with swimming lessons helping them stay safe around bodies of water for a lifetime.
    $100.00

    PPAF - Underwrite a Musician

    $100 - Help underwrite the cost of a musician in the pit of PPAF's summer musical
    $100.00

    Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra - Instrument Rental

    Instrument rental for large symphonic works
    $100.00

    Richie McFarland - Home Based Therapy

    $125.00 gifts a child with 1 hour of comprehensive, home-based therapy, as well as critical support and guidance for the child’s parents and/or caregivers
    $125.00
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