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 relies on contributions from businesses, individuals, families, foundations and organizations for almost 40 percent of our budget. Donations of any amount are much appreciated!

  • Ways to Give: Click Donate Now to make a secure online donation; send a check to "Development Department, Families First, 100 Campus Drive, Suite 12, Portsmouth, NH 03801"; or call (603) 422-8208 ext. 132 to give your credit-card number by phone.
  • 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 of the Greater Seacoast and our clients. If you have questions about planned giving please contact the Development Department at 603-422-8208 ext. 144 or by email.
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Support a Fundraiser

Gaming Nights at The Poker Room
Families First will benefit from the games of chance played on October 30, 31 and November 1-5. Poker, blackjack, and roulette will be available. Some nonprofits have received $20,000 or more from these gaming nights! Click for the schedule and more information. The Poker Room is at One Lafayette Road, Hampton Falls (directions).

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Button Factory Open Studios
December 6 and 7, 11am - 5pm
Lennie Mullaney will be selling our 2015 Artists of the Seacoast calendars from her studio during this event. Lennie's painting, “Prescott Players: In the Garden” (at left), is featured in the calendar. Click for more info about the Button Factory Open Studios or the Artists of the Seacoast calendar. The Button Factory is at 855 Islington Street, Portsmouth. (directions)
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December 13, 8am - 9am
LizFit trainer Liz Forkel is offering spin classes to benefit local non-profits. A minimum donation of $10 is requested; all proceeds will go to the non-profits. Click here for more information. Families First will be featured during the December 13 class, and you can also bring a donation for Families First to the other classes (December 8-14). Sign-ups begin November 24 – email Liz to sign up. Spinnaker Point Recreation Center is at 30 Spinnaker Way, Portsmouth (directions).
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December 14, noon - 4pm
Shop for the holidays! Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer of artisan-crafted home decor, personal accessories and gift items from across the globe, will donate 15% of the price of items sold during this time to Families First. Ten Thousand Villages is at 87 Congress Street, Portsmouth (directions).

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Lend Your Business's Support

Local companies support us by making charitable contributions and in many other 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 the Development Department 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
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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 to Families First, please first consult our wish list to see what our needs are and how to make a donation, 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 ... Yelp ... Google and Great Nonprofits.

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.

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Volunteer

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