The Backpack Program
Helping at risk food insecure kids get week end meals
FoFC, The Backpack Program is a 501(c)(3)
non-profit charitable organizations Tax ID: 20-2684275
Dear Community Partner,
The Backpack Program (TBP) is in its second full year - a collaboration between the Merrimack Valley School District (MVSD) that provides school-district input, the Friends Program Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) that provides volunteers to make the program work and Friends of Forgotten Children (FoFC) that provides a volunteer to handle our finances, and most importantly, a place to store our food and fill Backpacks.
100 Christmas Gift Wishes
Need Fulfilling NOW!!Will you please help a local child in need this holiday season?
PLEASE SHARE: Thank you to those who have already adopted a Christmas Wish, but Friends of Forgotten Children still has 100 Christmas Wishes that need to be fulfilled!
If you are able to adopt a Christmas Wish for a local child in need this holiday season, please contact us at 603-753-4801 or firstname.lastname@example.org.All wishes must be fulfilled and returned by Monday, December 3rd to FOFC, 224 Bog Road, Concord.Thank you!
With snow in the forecast it looks like an early winter once again. The good news is that at least this year it didn’t snow on Halloween. This update contains information on the new tax rate and how it effects you and my thoughts on a structural change in how the city will supplement expenses at the golf course, arena and solid waste funds.
I hope this note finds you well, anticipating lots of turkey with all the fixings and deserts that we enjoy on Thanksgiving. And as always you can contact at: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-6086 - Allan
It’s time to talk taxes and assessments again. Recently we received two reports one regarding assessed value and the other on the tax rate. So here goes.
LACONIA – The Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction will hold information sessions for organizations interested in applying for funds from this year’s Auction. The hour-long sessions will be held at Leavitt Park at 338 Elm Street in Laconia on Tuesday, October 30 at 5pm and Wednesday, October 31 at 8am.
If your organization has tax-exempt status under Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code and/or public agency status; a primary base of operations in the Greater Lakes Region; and a proven history of providing value to the children of the local community; we want to hear from you.
Each organization’s funding request will be considered in four different categories: A, B, C, and D based on its need. Applications for needs that fit the Category A and urgent items classification, will be accepted until November 9. Applications for all other categories will be accepted until December 14.
The application has changed from 2016, so if you are an organization that has applied before, you may want to attend an information session and/or review the new application. Applications will be available at the information sessions as well as on the Children’s Auction website at www.childrensauction.com.
Tune in December 4-8 on 104.9 the Hawk, 101.5 WEEI, Atlantic Broadband Channel 12 and Lakes Region Public Access Channel 25, or online at ChildrensAuction.com. The Auction will broadcast live from the Belknap Mall in Laconia.
Considering a career change? Reach for tomorrow; become a teacher!
CONCORD — On Thursday, November 1, NHTI will hold an Information Night for people interested its Teacher Education Conversion Programs (TECP). The TECP programs provide a path for persons with a bachelor’s or master’s degree to become quickly certified to teach:
The Information Night will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in NHTI’s Library Living Room.
New certificate is the only one of its kind in New Hampshire
CONCORD — NHTI, Concord’s Community College has launched a new certificate program in computed tomography, a medical imaging technology commonly known as a CT or CAT Scan.
The only certificate program of its type in New Hampshire, it is designed for professionals already certified in radiography, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine technology to add diagnostic medical applications of CT imaging to their skill set. Students can complete the 19-credit program within a year, and graduates are eligible to sit for the CT certification examination conducted by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists.
“We are constantly looking for ways to add value to our curriculum and enhance the skills of our students across medical imaging disciplines,” said Michelle Wade, program coordinator for NHTI’s Computed Tomography (CT) Certificate program. “With an aging patient population, the large number of radiologic technologists reaching retirement age and the growing number of CT procedures performed each year, our graduates are in an excellent position to advance their career while providing much-needed care to people in their community.”
A recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of American Medical Association revealed that a flu shot significantly reduces the risk of a heart attack or stroke for individuals who had prior cardiac disease.
The flu vaccine may, in the future become a vaccine for the prevention heart attacks.
Dr Jacob Udell, a cardiologist at Women's College Hospital commented “the flu vaccine may also be a vaccine against heart attacks”.
The results of the study are promising in that the study participants either had heart disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and smoking. The exciting news is that those who received the flu shot who recently suffered from a heart attack had a 55% lower risk of having a heart attack, stroke or heart failure. According to the study the higher your cardiovascular risks the greater the benefits your heart may receive from the flu shot (Udell et al., 2013)
Susannah Budd Receives Merrimack County Savings Bank William Hilton Community Service Award
Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) is pleased to announce Susannah Budd as this year’s recipient of the William Hilton Community Service Award. Susannah Budd of Bow, is 2018 graduate of Bow High School, and attends Pomona College in Claremont, CA.
The William H. Hilton Community Service Award was established in honor of William Hilton, former Bank director, who was a staunch advocate of community service and inspired those around him to serve. Recipients must demonstrate the qualities of determination, willingness to serve, perseverance and outstanding character. Bow High School students interested in learning more about the award should contact their guidance office.
The Merrimack recently celebrated its 150th year anniversary of serving the people, businesses, non-profits and municipalities in central and southern New Hampshire. The Bank and its employees are inspired by Merrimack style, which is guided by the values of accountability, mutuality, excellence, respect, integrity, teamwork and stewardship. The Merrimack was honored with the 2017 Business of the Year Pinnacle Award by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, was voted “Best Bank” by the Capital Area’s People’s Preferences for the 9th consecutive year and named 2017’s “Bank of the Year” by the Capital Regional Development Council. To learn more, visit any of the local offices in Bow, Concord, Contoocook, Hooksett and Nashua, call 800.541.0006 or visit themerrimack.com.
Event will take place at the Bank’s main office in Franklin
FRANKLIN, NH (SEPTEMBER 17, 2018) – Franklin Savings Bank will host a free paper shredding event on Saturday, September 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at its main office located at 387 Central Street in downtown Franklin. Anyone interested in safely discarding old documents and confidential files is invited to stop by the office.
“We are pleased to continue offering this event to the public,” said Ron Magoon, President & CEO. “We remain vigilant in safeguarding our customers’ information and are always searching for ways to protect our customers from becoming unsuspecting victims of identity theft. Offering this event is just another way for us to educate the community on the importance of destroying all unwanted confidential documents in a safe way.”