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Upcoming Events at United Way of Greater Nashua



Shoebox Project Day of Caring
Collecting donations through November 30th

Each year, United Way of Greater Nashua brings together a group of volunteers to create over 400 holiday gift packages of useful items for homebound seniors. These kits contain both useful items like batteries, hand cream, and gripper socks and items that bring cheer, like hot chocolate, coffee and tea, and puzzle books. Please contact Sara Ceaser at sceaser@unitedwaynashua.org with questions.

You can find a link to our Amazon wish list HERE:

Items may be mailed to or dropped off at our 20 Broad Street offices in Nashua until Monday, November 30, 2020.

The Santa Fund Online Auction
Auction is open from Nov 14th to Dec 2nd

The United Way of Greater Nashua is holding an online auction to raise awareness, goods and financial donations to give to three local nonprofits to make the holiday season bright for hundreds of families in this decades old tradition. The three beneficiaries are the Front Door Agency, Milford SHARE and the Salvation Army of Nashua. The Santa Fund is going online to give everyone a chance to buy a meaningful gift that gives cheer and comfort to many! Check out our great auction items, made possible by wonderful local businesses and individuals! You can register and bid on items in the auction HERE.


United Way Blizzard Blast 2021
January 30, 2021

Blizzard Blast 2020 is a 3-4 mile tough winter obstacle race. It is a competitive event, which is professionally timed. All participants receive a medal, event t-shirt, entrance to the after party, and a complimentary signature drink or hot appetizer. Click here for complete details about participating and sponsorships. Click here for Blizzard Blast volunteer opportunities.

United Way of Greater Nashua 2020 Past Events



Community Baby Shower Day of Caring – Virtual and Drive-by

October 28, 2020, 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Each year, United Way of Greater Nashua works with the community to collect new and gently used items for needy new families in our area. We invite families to join us for parenting education, a community meal, and the opportunity to select items from our “Baby Boutique”. For the 5th year, we are looking forward to helping low income new moms and dads to gain access to information and resources to help insure that they get the best possible start in life. A “Wish List” of items we’d like for the “Baby Boutique” can be found HERE. Register to volunteer HERE. Please contact Sara Ceaser at sceaser@unitedwaynashua.org with questions.

Community Gardening Day of Caring, Tolles Street Park, Nashua, NH

October 7, 2020 (Rain Date, October 8), 9:00am – 2:00pm

Each year United Way of Greater Nashua works with Grow Nashua to build a community farm, community garden, or some other way for people to grow and gain access to healthy food. Register to volunteer COMING SOON. Please contact Sara Ceaser at sceaser@unitedwaynashua.org with questions.

United We Sleep, VIRTUAL!

September 18 & 19, 2020, 5:00pm – 9:00am

For one night in September, we come together with fellow community members in learning about the level of poverty that exists and exploring pathways to success in the greater Nashua community. We will learn from local experts as we participated in a unique, experience of a sleep out in a cardboard box. This year’s event is remote, with the programming being done via zoom and the experience being at home. Nevertheless, we will all learn, together, about the causes and cures for homelessness in our community. Check out the event page here where you can sign up, form a team, or donate: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/sleepout2020

Skydive United, Pepperell Airport, Pepperell, MA

August 22, 2020, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Have you ever wanted to go sky diving? Do you want to help change the face of youth homelessness in our community? At this year’s event 5 fearless souls jumped from 11,000 feet, raising $24K to help end youth homelessness in our community! Check out this year’s event video HERE and check back next year for SKYDIVE UNITED 2021!

Over the Edge, Brady Sullivan Building, Manchester, NH

NOTE: This event has been postponed for 2020 and will be held June 23/24, 2021.

Nonprofits and allies – you are invited to be part of this great community fundraising event. Each year, more than 100 brave souls rappel from the top of the 24 story Brady Sullivan Building to raise money for over 20 different community nonprofits. Check out the 2020 website here to get a sense for what this event is all about: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/edge2020 If you would like to get involved in our 2021 event as a team, sponsor, or individual participant, please contact Mike at mapfelberg@unitedwaynashua.org

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors, who are sticking with the event for 2021! These include: Brady Sullivan Properties, Optiline Enterprises, AkaVie, Bar Harbor Bank, and McLane Middleton Law Firm.

Food Packaging Day of Caring, Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH

June 23, 2020, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

United Way volunteers prepared and distributed OVER 11,000 Breakfast Meals for the food pantries and weekend school food programs of Greater Nashua!

 

United Way of Greater Nashua 2019 Past Community Events

United Way of Greater Nashua works to make a difference in the Greater Nashua community through fundraising events and direct action events like our bi-annual Food Packaging Days of Caring and our annual Community Baby Shower. You are invited to be part of our efforts in making a change in our community by volunteering at one or all of these events!

In 2019 we had so many great events…. check them out here:

Blizzard Blast: our first annual winter based obstacle course race through Mine Falls Park — 450 participants gave it their all in this amazing event. Check out some pictures HERE and learn about Blizzard Blast 2020 HERE!

Food Packaging: during two amazing events we packed up over 20,000 meals for distribution to the food pantries serving Greater Nashua. These meals help ensure that no family is ever sent away hungry. Check out pictures from these events HERE!

Community Farming: Each year we try to build a community farm, community garden, or some other way for people to grow and gain access to healthy food. In 2019 we partnered again with Grow Nashua to build a community farm at Dr. Crisp Elementary School. Check out the great pictures HERE!

Community Baby Shower: Our 3rd Annual Community Baby Shower was a huge success. We were able to help over 50 low income new moms and dads to gain access to information and resources to help insure that they get the best possible start in life. Check out some pictures from the event HERE! In 2019, our Community Baby Shower was also profiled by New Hampshire Chronicle on WMUR! Check out the video HERE!

Over the Edge: Our 3rd Annual LIVE UNITED Over the Edge was again held in June at the Brady-Sullivan Tower in Manchester. Over 100 brave souls rapelled from the top of this 24 story tower to raise money for over 20 different community nonprofits. Collectively we raised almost $200,000! Check out the amazing pictures from the event HERE! Also, the event was profiled by WMUR’s New Hampshire Chronicle, which you can see HERE!

Celebration of U: Our annual volunteer and donor recognition event was held at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten in July. It was a ton of fun and we cannot wait to repeat it in 2020!

United We Sleep: For one night in September, we came together with fellow community members in learning about the level of poverty that exists and exploring pathways to success in the greater Nashua community. We learned from local experts as we participated in a unique, experience of a sleep out in a cardboard box at Nashua Community College. Together, we can make a difference preventing and eliminating homelessness in our community. For pictures from United We Sleep 2019, click HERE!

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