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Repairs to an Orphanage in Guatemala
We made a donation to help with repairs to an orphanage to provide added safety for the children.
Support for UNH Community Leadership
We made small donations to support a UNH student’s efforts to raise money for Lupus research and to sponsor a speaker on human trafficking.
Support for Families Impacted by Disease
We donated to a group called On Belay, that offers experiential trainings and support for siblings who have a family member with a life threatening disease.
Research for a Rare Disease
We helped a local family meet their fundraising goals for a bike ride benefitting Friedreich’s Ataxia research.
Educational Opportunities for Syrian Refugees
We donated to provide bus transportation and classroom supplies to EPIC’s Tent Education, a program providing educational opportunities for Syrian school children in a refugee camp in Khurdistan, Iraq.
Food and Clothing for Homeless
We gave food and clothing to Warming Center in Augusta, Maine to keep homeless and vulnerable people warm through the winter.
Support for People with Pulmonary Disease
We donated to a program near Alstead, NH that helps people with pulmonary disease.
Assistance for Cancer Treatment
We donated toward the medical treatment for a friend in Maine who had cancer.
Support for Cancer Research
We twice biked and made donations to The Prouty, an annual fundraiser in honor of friend Ann Smolowe to raise money for Dartmouth Hithcock Hospital’s cancer research program.
Assistance for Disabled Woman
We donated toward the purchase of a van and service dog for a woman with a physical disability.
Housing for Homeless
We spent a day with the non-profit agency Housing Incorporated moving furniture into an apartment building to provide housing for the homeless in Medford, MA.
Equine Assistance Programs for People with Disabilities
We gave to the Paul Smith Memorial Fund to continue his valuable work.
Medical Diagnoses in Tanzania
We funded and provided volunteers for a medical clinic in Usa River, Tanzania to diagnose high blood pressure and diabetes.
We donated to the Polio eradication program run by the Rotary Clubs to eradicate polio in Nigeria, one of the last three countries where the disease still exists.
Programs for People with Brain Injury
We purchased ukeleles and drums to assist music therapy programs at the Krempels Center in Portsmouth, NH.
Earthquake Relief in Nepal
We donated the cost to build an earthquake resistant house in Trishuli after the recent earthquake and sent a volunteer crew there to help construct it.
Housing for Hurricane Katrina Victims
We donated to and worked on the first Fuller Center for Housing replacement home.
Assistance after a House Fire
We gave financial assistance to a Maine man who lost his home.
Music Education in Haiti
We donated several times to Haiti Projects Inc. to run music education and other support programs following the earthquake.
Well Building in Kenya and Rwanda
We made donations to two New England youth who separately raised money to build wells in drought-ridden regions.
Support for Guatemalan Birth Families
We donated to Familia a Familia, a group that connects adoptive and birth families and improves the lives of birth families. We provided a year’s salary for a teacher.
Local Support for Refugees
We volunteered in Manchester and Concord, NH to clean up an apartment building for Immigrants that was infested with bed bugs and we ran a community building day in Concord, NH for a resettlement neighborhood after immigrants had been subjected to hate graffiti. We also made donations to the New American Africans non-profit to support recent immigrants to NH. We enabled a Manchester, NH woman to distribute her book of portraits of local refugees to impoverished immigrant families.
Support for a Local Teen Facing a Medical Crisis
We provided an Ipad and financial assistance to a Milton, NH high school student who suffered a severe brain aneurism.
Medical Services in Tanzania
We have made several donations to support FAME, a hospital in Karatu that ministers to a local orphanage, the Maasai and the Hadzabe, one of the last hunter gatherer tribes. Among the services we have provided include food for the hospital staff during a drought to enable them to keep serving the sick.
Scholarships for Alternative School Students
We provided several scholarships for Portsmouth, NH Alternative School students to pursue their post secondary education.
Assistance to a Sudanese Lost Boy
We helped fund the efforts of a young man relocated to NH to rescue his nieces and nephews from peril in the Sudan.
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WHITNEY'S SURPRISE PROJECTS
Using our special “Whitney’s Surprise Fund” we have been able to provide unsolicited support to many groups, individuals, and efforts:
Occupational Training for Gang Members
We helped “Inner City Weight Lifting,” a Boston, MA non-profit that trains gang members to become physical trainers, providing them an occupation and a path toward societal contribution.
Wish for a Young Cancer Patient
We provided our own surprise through the “Make a Wish Foundation” for a child in Ohio suffering from pediatric cancer.
Educational Support for Tanzanian Medical Student
We gave a computer and medical tools to help Modest, who was orphaned and became head of household for 3 siblings at age 13, complete medical school and become a doctor.
Financial Independence for Tanzanian Women
We donated to “OKIA” to assist Cate Lobolu in her work with impoverished young women in Tanzania to help them toward financial independence.
Counseling for Congolese Girls
We made a donation to “Ghost”, an organization in the Congo that helps girls who have been abused.
Food for the Hungry in South Africa
We purchased a barrel oven for “Bread Rev” to feed up to 400 people a day in a poor village in South Africa.
Funding for Heart Surgeries
We helped fund a heart operation for an infant on the Pine Ridge Oglala Sioux reservation in South Dakota and a surgery for a young child in Portsmouth, NH.
Organic Farming in Nicaragua
We were able to boost our donation to support the “Sisters and Brothers Cooperative” which is helping Nicaraguan farmers return to organic farming.
Wheelchair Ramp Installation
We helped in the purchase of a ramp to make accessible the home of a young mother in Massachusetts who has Freidreich’s Ataxia.
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