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Ongoing Volunteer Projects and Item Collection

 

The web portal, Volunteer Greater Nashua is a great place for people who are interested in volunteering can find organizations who need help. It can be found at http://www.volunteergreaternashua.org and is hosted by United Way of Greater Nashua. Volunteers can search by the type of project they are interested in, the date range they’d like to volunteer during, or by zip code. Projects range from helping the Red Cross with blood drives to working on urban garden plots. Volunteers can register for projects directly through the site and organizations can post their projects. For more information contact us at info@unitedwaynashua.org or (603)882-4011.

 

Community Food Drives –Each Saturday from 9am to 2pm volunteers from all walks of life come together to collect donations of food and hygiene items from shoppers at some of our local supermarkets. The donations collected are given to a different local food pantry each week. Pantries receiving donations include Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, the Salvation Army, Corpus Christi Food Pantry, End 68 Hours of Hunger, St. Joseph Hospital Employee Food Pantry, among others. Volunteers can register to help here: https://www.volunteergreaternashua.org/need/detail/?need_id=571535

 

Rosie’s Pantry Drives – On the second Sunday of each month from 10am to 2pm United Way volunteers collect donations of women’s hygiene supplies at Hannaford supermarket in Nashua. These supplies will be used to stock Rosie’s Pantry – a free women’s hygiene pantry located at Girls Inc. in Nashua. Those interested in volunteering may sign up here: https://www.volunteergreaternashua.org/need/detail/?need_id=695584

 

“Household Basics” Kit Packing – Our neighbors living in transitional housing facilities, like veteran’s housing, recovery facilities, halfway houses, transitional housing for families, or people who have experienced domestic violence sometimes need things that aren’t available through a soup kitchen or free clothing closet. Everyone sometimes needs things like a roll of duct tape, a pair of scissors or tweezers, some thread and a needle, or a band aid. One of the volunteer projects United Way of Greater Nashua organizes is packing kits of these items for people living in transitional housing. If your company, scout troop, faith community, or other group would like to work on packing kits please contact us at info@unitedwaynashua.org or (603)882-4011 to discuss a day for packing and methods of raising funds to purchase items.

 

Other Kit Packing Projects – We would love to work with your company, faith community, scout troop, or group of friends to pack kits for our neighbors in need. Groups working on this type of kit packing will raise funds to purchase supplies for the kits and come together at the United Way office or another location to put the kits together. Types of kits for groups to work on are: women’s hygiene kits, men’s hygiene kits, senior women’s hygiene kits, school supplies kits, and kits for people experiencing homelessness. Contact us at info@unitedwaynashua.org or (603)882-4011.

 

Laptop Collection and Repair – Do you have an old laptop collecting dust? United Way of Greater Nashua will accept working older laptops for use by children attending school in the Greater Nashua area. All donated laptops will be cleared of data by United Way volunteers. Laptop donations may be dropped off at United Way, 20 Broad Street in Nashua, between 10am and 3pm on weekdays. Those with questions should contact us at info@unitedwaynashua.org or (603)882-4011.

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