The holidays are here, and most of us celebrate the season by giving gifts to family, friends, co-workers, and all the other people who touch our lives, from the babysitter to the barber.
But this time of year can be anything but festive and bright for those in need.
If the holiday spirit is moving you to give—and to give back—we at Masiello Employment have gathered together a list of a few favorite charities around our hometown of Keene, New Hampshire.
FOCUS: HELPING YOUNG CHILDREN
Mission: To provide support and services to infants and toddlers and their families in the Monadnock region.
Work: Rise serves over 250 children, from birth to three, annually with early intervention and child care programs.
FOCUS: HELPING PETS
Name: Monadnock Humane Society
Mission: To foster a compassionate community by promoting and providing for the
well-being of animals.
Work: In addition to rescuing surrendered animals and fostering animal adoptions, Monadnock Humane Society offers rabies and microchip clinics, spay-neuter clinics, pet supplies, doggie day care, animal boarding, dog training, “Read to a Dog” events, and therapy dog visits.
Give Here: https://monadnockhumanesociety.org/donate/
FOCUS: PROVIDING HEALTH CARE
Name: Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Community Services
Mission: To provide services which enable people to function throughout life at their optimal level of health, well-being and independence, according to their personal beliefs and choices.
Work: Home Healthcare, Hospice, and Community Services is a source for care from visiting nurses, hospice care, palliative care, customized care, healthy starts for children and families, nutrition for seniors, adult day care, wellness services, and transportation assistance.
Give Here: http://www.hcsservices.org/give/
FOCUS: HELPING FAMILIES IN NEED
Name: Monadnock Family Services
Mission: To be a source of health and hope for people and the communities in which they live, particularly as it pertains to mental illness.
Work: Monadnock Family Services provides services that heal, education that transforms, and advocacy that brings a just society for everyone.
Give Here: http://www.mfs.org/donating/
FOCUS: ASSISTING OLDER ADULTS
Name: Keene Senior Center
Mission: To be a community for vibrant older adults, for all those over age 50 from Keene, neighboring towns, and states.
Work: The Keene Senior Center is where seniors join as members to grow friendships, attend special meals and parties, have coffee and conversation, attend fitness classes, participate in a wide variety of social events and on-going programs, including singing and all kinds of crafts, help prepare and eat nutritious lunches, learn about books and writing, and play games such as bridge, cribbage, ping pong, bingo, and to volunteer.
FOCUS: FIGHTING HUNGER
Name: The Community Kitchen
Mission: To provide healthy and nutritious hot meals, take-home food boxes and advocacy to low & moderate income men, women and families with children in the Monadnock Region.
Work: From picking vegetables at a local farm to turning those ingredients into meals, The Community Kitchen does all the work needed to provide nutritious food and food boxes.
FOCUS: PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
Name: Monadnock Conservancy
Mission: To work with communities and landowners to conserve the natural resources, wild and working lands, rural character, and scenic beauty of the Monadnock region.
Work: Caring for conservation lands and engaging people in ways that strengthen their communities and their connections to the land.
Please give to a charity on this list, or a national or international charity of your choosing—every dollar counts!
Happy holidays, from all of us at Masiello Employment! And remember: we can help you find that perfect job anytime of the year—our recruiting team is here for a free consultation; just give us a call.