How to Help
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This page lists current fundraisers that need your support, as well as links to information about donating, volunteering, writing a review, or holding an event to benefit Families First. Please choose a method of support that is right for you, and contact us if you have questions. We so appreciate anything you can do to support your community health center. To find out more, call the Development Department at (603) 422-8208, ext. 132, or send an email.

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Make a Donation

Families First Health & Support Center relies on contributions from businesses, individuals, families, foundations and organizations for one-quarter of our budget. Donations of any amount are much appreciated!

Ways to Give
— Click Donate Now to make a secure online donation.
— Mail a check to Development Department, Families First, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 12, Portsmouth, NH 03801.
— Call Paula at (603) 422-8208 ext. 132 to give your credit-card number.

If your employer will match your gift, please remember to send us a matching-gift form. Through an estate or planned gift, you can help ensure a vital future for Families First and our clients. To discuss planned giving, please contact the Development Department at (603) 422-8208 ext. 144 or by email.

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Support a Fundraiser

Spinning Generosity with LizFit
Saturday, December 19 at 7:45 a.m.
LizFit trainer Liz Forkel is offering spin classes to benefit local nonprofits. Participants who sign up to RIDE for a particular class/nonprofit, are asked to raise a minimum of $50, with all proceeds going to their chosen nonprofit. Click for more information. You can make a donation on-site December 14-20. Families First will be featured during the December 19 class. Sign-ups begin November 23email Liz to sign up. Spinnaker Point Recreation Center (LizFit) is at 30 Spinnaker Way, Portsmouth, NH. (directions)

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Full Moon Margarita Madness
Saturday, December 26
Margaritas Mexican Restaurant is hosting a party in their lounge with contests, giveaways and more. They will also donate 5% of all lounge sales for these nights to Families First! Margaritas is at 775 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH. (directions)

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We’re grateful to all the local businesses that support Families First and hope you will support them, and our community, by shopping local whenever possible. When you do shop online, please keep in mind that Families First is part of AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Families First. Bookmark and support us every time you shop there! (Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know -- same products, same prices.)

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Lend Your Business's Support

Local companies support us by making charitable contributions and in many ways, such as:

  • Participating in the Community Partners program, in which businesses hold events or drives for Families First or donate a portion of their proceeds. In return for your support we will promote your event and recognize your efforts. For more information, please call Paula at (603) 422-8208 ext. 132 or send an email.
  • Sponsoring our Artists of the Seacoast calendar, or buying calendars as gifts for clients and employees
  • Matching employee gifts to Families First
  • Making in-kind donations of products, services or expertise

Click to see the benefits for businesses that provide support starting at $1,000 and up.

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Great Bay CrossFit

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Donate "Wish List" Items

Families First collects a limited number of items to pass on to clients who are in need or to use in our programs. If you would like to donate items, please first consult our wish list or contact Julia at (603) 422-8208 ext. 126 or by email.

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Review Families First

Here's a no-cost way to help! If you appreciate Families First's services, please help others learn about us by writing a review and posting it on one or more of these sites (the more sites the better): Facebook ... SuperPages ... Google Plus.

Other great, no-cost ways to help are to Like us on Facebook (and then Like and Share our posts), and follow us on Twitter.



Families First offers many volunteer opportunities, from working with children, to serving on a committee, to helping with office work. More info...