Sunday, December 9, 2018

DCYF Foster Family Party a Success!

All the kids, big and little, enjoyed themselves at the DCYF Christmas Party on Saturday, December 8th at the Madison Elementary School.  Co-hosted by the social workers from DCYF and the members of Altrusa of Carroll County, we provided crafts, activities, face-painting, snacks, dessert and lots of hot chocolate to the foster children and their families in Carroll County.  Santa (Rob Owens) came to visit and handed out candy canes and listened to Christmas wishes.  Santa also shared a story from one of the head elves about the magic in the bells from Santa's workshop.  Children of all ages enjoyed the afternoon and many parents commented that this event has become an important tradition in their family.  Thank you to all who contributed their time, goodies and holiday spirit!

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Support Altrusa with a Community Care Bag!

For the month of December, Hannaford of North Conway has designated Altrusa of Carroll County as its Community partner with their reusable Community Care bag program.  For each reusable Community Care Bag ("Because you Care" - look for those words) purchased in the month of December, they will donate $1 to Altrusa.  The bags are priced at $2.50 each.

Urge your friends and family to buy new grocery bags, or get some to wrap Christmas presents or to deliver Christmas goodies.  It all goes to our good cause.

Altrusa receives $1,000 Grant

Members Beth Wheatley Dyson, Cathy Baybutt, Cathy Sholtanis, Thelma LeBlanc receiving grant award.

Altrusa International of Carroll County is honored to be the recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Altrusa International Foundation to be used to support the project called "Mail for Me".  With this unique literacy program, Altrusa members work with teachers in the schools to identify children who would benefit from good reading material at home.  A magazine subscription is purchased by Altrusa for these children and they receive the magazine in the mail.  Hence the name "Mail for Me".  The program has grown, providing 62 subscriptions in 2017.  The program has expanded to include pediatricians' offices, domestic violence centers as well as organizations that service children.

To help Altrusa International of Carroll County continue this project, the club has two fund raising activities in December.  Hannaford of North Conway has designated Altrusa of Carroll County as its Community Partner with their reusable Community Care bag program.  For each reusable Community Care Bag pruchased, they will donate $1 to Altrusa.  And then on December 11th, Flatbread Company is hosting Altrusa and will donate a portion of the pizza sales from that evening to Carroll County Altrusa.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Laura Foundation's "Halloween Town"

Altrusa of Carroll County helps The Laura Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy with the very popular annual Halloween Town at King Pine Ski Area.  We like to support this very worthwhile non-profit by helping as they raise funds to provide support and therapy for local children.  Oooh the fun we had.....  as greeters, set-up, hot chocolate sellers, raffle managers and more.  The weather was clear and the happy smiles were contagious.  And we had some very clever costumes!

Altrusa members "Making Strides"!

On Sunday, October 14th, members of Altrusa of Carroll County joined the effort and 3 mile walk to raiser funds to find a cure for breast cancer.  We did well and had fun, as our team raised $1,730 and placed #6 out of 23 teams who entered the North Conway Walk.  With more than 300 residents joining the Walk, approximately $68,000 was raised for the American Cancer Society research.

Aerial view of the participants gathering to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Walk. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Helping Valley Promotions at Reach the Beach

Our local non-profit publicist, Lisa Dufault, asked us to help in staffing a station at the Reach the Beach Relay.  The Reach the Beach Relay is a long distance relay race that is run through the picturesque hills of New Hampshire at the start of the foliage season.  It starts at Bretton Woods and ends at Hampton Beach.  This was our first time helping at this event and we directed traffic and runners at Stop 7 at Echo Lake.  It was a fun day with high spirits and beautiful weather.

Welcome Janel!

Our first meeting of the season was held on September 10th following a delicious dinner provided by the Hospitality Committee.  We warmly welcomed Janel to Altrusa of Carroll County with a short presentation ceremony.  During our meeting we also discussed and organized the many service events for the upcoming year.  The calendar on this site has an updated list of events and meetings so be sure to take a look.  We are looking forward to a rewarding and busy year!