Archive for November, 2010

November 30, 2010

World’s Schools

The World Schools Students are busy collecting many warm winter coats for girls, boys, women, and men.


These are from their first collection week, Keep up the good work!

November 29, 2010

STAY Kid’s have collected close to 400 items of clothing!!

WFMY is very proud to report that the Hillside Middle School STAY students have completed their warm clothing drive as part of the Warmth From The Millyard Project. They collected close to 400 pieces of clothing that will be delivered to The Friends of Forgotten Children in Penacook, NH!!!

Thank you to their wonderful teacher Hannah Finnegan, all the students, especially those strong boys who loaded up the van today!

The students and their teacher Hannah Finnegan enlisted the help of the students and staff of Hillside Middle School, along with the Downtown and Allard Center YMCA’s in their collection efforts. STAY is a school based support program for Manchester Middle School Students that is run by the YMCA.  There is one STAY (Support, Tutoring, and Adventure for Youth) class at each of the four Middle Schools.

The STAY students recently visited UNH Manchester to assist the Community Leadership students sort, count and bag clothing that had been collected as a part of the UNH Manchester clothing drive. In addition, they were given a tour of the Manchester campus.

Many thanks to the Hillside Middle School students for their efforts!!


November 29, 2010

NH PTA partners with Child and Family Services

NH PTA collected bags of clothes for the November 13th and 14th.

They more than met the goal set by Child and Family Services Street Outreach!

November 29, 2010

West Running Brook Kid’s Care Club starts counting…

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West Running Brook Middle School’s Kid’s Care Club made their first drop off to Child and Family Services! They will continue to collect clothes all winter!!! Keep up the great work guys!!!

November 25, 2010

Katie Lessard’s Story from WMUR

CONCORD, N.H. — For her 7th birthday, Katie Lessard, of Bow, decided that other children needed gifts more than she did.

With help from her mother, Katie put out the word that her birthday was going to be a little different this year.

“They needed winter coats,” she said. “I wear mine every day to school. It’s chilly when they go outside.”

Her mother, Daphne Lessard, said that for Katie’s birthday party, they told people to bring coats to donate to other children.

“We had just asked people to bring a coat,” she said. “We got bags and bags of things. The response was great. A lot of folks said they hope this becomes a trend.”

The effort collected 16 bags of donated items, including quilts, stuffed animals, hats and mittens.

Katie’s gifts will be shared with 16 children living at the Friends Shelter in Concord and others who have recently moved out.

“I couldn’t be prouder of Katie, and I think she’s proud of herself,” Lessard said. “I am.

“The warm clothing drive Katie donated to is called Warmth From the Millyard, and it’s run by the University of New Hampshire Manchester.

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November 20, 2010

Good Good Manchester

Two graduate students from UNH, Will Stewart and Kathleen Schmidt, created this site called Good Good Manchester to get the word out about everything going on in Manchester.

“The site is aimed at showcasing cool things going on in the city (with an emphasis on creative and cultural things) and offering opportunities/inspiration for people to get more involved in community improvement, be that via volunteering/donating to local nonprofits or suggesting/organizing community improvement ideas/projects. The site also showcases cool people, events and jobs.” – Will Stewart

The most recent posts features the Warmth from the Millyard!



November 20, 2010

Derry Girl Scout Troop 10127 Partners with the Manchester Boys and Girls Club AND Child and Family Services!

This November the girls from the Derry Girls Scouts Troop 10127 went to the principals of their schools to initiate a warm clothing drive through Warmth from the Millyard. The girls were granted permission from East Derry Memorial and Barka Elementary schools and will hold a drive Dec. 6th – 10th. The girls have chosen to donate to the Boys and Girls Club Manchester and Child and Family Services.


Girl scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The Mission of the Boys and Girls Club in Manchester is to reach out to all youth, especially those who need us most, inspiring them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring individuals.

Child and Family Services is an independent nonprofit agency dedicated to advancing the well-being of children by providing an array of social services to strengthen family life and by promoting community commitment to the needs of children.

Good Luck Girls! You are doing great work for your community!

November 12, 2010

STAY students from Hillside Middle School make a visit to UNH- Manchester

Today 13 students from Hillside Middle School’s STAY program came to help out UNH-Manchester sort their clothes for our clothing drive. The student’s helped us sort, count, and bag 398 articles of clothing. They also joined us for lunch along with a tour of the campus!

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These students are also taking part in collecting clothes for Friends of Forgotten Children and have boxes setup up around their school and town. They are a great group of kids that are willing helping out where ever they are needed.

November 12, 2010

NH Lion Youth Services have partnered together in eliminating cold feet, hands and heads this winter!!!

With the help of Lion Youth Services Heads Hands and Feet Contest and 83 Lions clubs
statewide, they will donate to many organizations in their communities in the way of
warm hats, mittens, and socks. Some clubs are asking for their members to even hand
knit these wonderful items!


After their Cabinet meeting last Sunday this was the news we got:
“There are clubs who have already started on this project. I spoke with several club
presidents and they are on board.” Said DeeDee LeTulippe First Vice District Governor,
44H of Hudson.

Warmth From the Millyard is so very excited and appreciative to have yet another fantastic
organization sign on! Thanks for your support NH Lions! We ROAR along with you!
DeeDee LeTulippe and Linda Ribolini can be reached at for
inquries regarding this project. NH Lions is accessible at http://

November 12, 2010

Souhegan High School partners with the Nashua Soup Kitchen!

Souhegan High School is now a donor for Warmth From the Millyard. An eleventh grade
advisory partnered with the Nashua Soup Kitchen after signing up on November eighth. This group of students is hoping to bring in winter jackets for the Nashua Soup Kitchen by reaching out to other students and faculty at the school.

Souhegan High School is a public high school in Amherst, NH with around 1200 students who currently are enrolled. Each student is required to obtain 40 hours of community service before they graduate. There are many opportunities that Souhegan provides to make this happen. Even though 40 hours is a requirement, many of the students are willing and enthusiastic when confronted with a community service project. After hearing about Warmth From the Millyard, this eleventh grade advisory wanted to help! 

For more information about Souhegan High School, visit their website

Good Luck to Souhegan High!!