New Seacoast Alliance Helping Warm Up Granite Staters in Need
Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England radio personality and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences.
This feels like the perfect thing to talk about, since today is Giving Tuesday, and as I highlighted yesterday in a blog post, New Englanders are out here giving and giving some more.
(By the way, as a side note, if you're not sure what Giving Tuesday is, it's all about supporting non-profits, considering we probably just splurged on big deals between Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.)
Here's one thing I love, though. There's a brand new nonprofit that just formed in New Hampshire, and they're already hitting the ground running and making a difference. And they came up huge leading into Thanksgiving to help an already-existing nonprofit make their event even bigger.
Let's start with Gather, which is a community nonprofit focused on fighting hunger in the Greater Seacoast area. They had an event scheduled for November 21 to distribute food to families in need, but that's when Alliance for the Greater Good came along. The Alliance is basically exactly what it sounds like: a group of people doing positive things for the greater good.
According to a press release sent to Seacoast Current, the Alliance decided to add to the giving for Gather's Thanksgiving food distribution event with their own distribution event, Share the Warmth. The Alliance collected and then distributed 1,700 new mittens, gloves, and hats. And some were even hand-knit!
Members of the Alliance said in the press release that they were overwhelmed by the generosity of the Seacoast, and even the Gather team was amazed by how many items were collected, and loved seeing the joy (and warmth) that the event brought to families in need.
I'm not shocked, though. Like I've been saying all along: No one does it like we do in New England. We step up when it's time because we know that there are always people out there that have it worse. I love calling this place home.