HELP US SELECT A BENEFICIARY FOR OUR 2018 PROJECT
Apply TodayNew Hampshire non-profits have an opportunity to get a major helping hand as Building On Hope is currently searching for its next “Extreme Makeover” type renovation project. Read More
The ProcessAny non-profit organization with a facility in need of extensive rehabilitation or improvements that is based within 20 miles of Manchester can be considered by simply writing a letter... Read More
How You Can HelpAt Building on Hope, our motto is 'Many hands make light work.' There are several ways that individuals and businesses can help. View our full list of sponsorship, donation and volunteer opportunities. Read More
Donate TodayDonate Funds and/or Materials. A list of needed items will be posted once the scope of the 2018 project is known, but email our co-Chair Karen Van Der Beken if you have building materials or other resources that might be useful. We are also soliciting pledges toward the 2018 project. Send a note to Karen regarding your interest and we will notify donors once the beneficiary organization has been chosen. E-mail Now
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"Many hands make light work..."
Building on Hope started out as a conversation between two friends. In the midst of the 2008 recession, it was clear that non-profits were struggling to keep their doors open and provide necessary services to the people that needed them most. They asked the question: "Wouldn't it be wonderful if it were possible to organize a group of community-minded individuals that could affect real change in their community?" Their answer was to gather others, join together, and help where it was needed most.
From the first project at Easter Seals, to subsequent projects at Girls' Inc. Manchester and Opportunity Networks, that group of volunteers has grown and evolved into a sophisticated network of generous and talented professionals from all industries and locations across New Hampshire. Each one giving what they can to amount to a game-changing gift to a local organization.
We are pleased with our progress, but look forward to the future. MPAL will be a large undertaking filled with it's own unique challenges. At a time where national police/community relationships are a source of negative news stories in the media, we hope to exemplify and enhance the great work that MPAL is doing through this community-founded building renovation.
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