Making A Difference

The amount raised in our penny jar is donated to a different charitable organization every month.

April 2018 Penny Jar Proceeds will go to...

The Frost Place's Pennies for Poetry

People from all over the world celebrate April as National Poetry Month! The Frost Place invites you to join in on this celebration by participating in the "Pennies for Poetry" matching grant challenge during National Poetry Month.

Businesses around the North Country, including Little Village Toy & Book Shop, will help The Frost Place meet their $25,000 goal by installing donation jars at their place of business—but "Pennies for Poetry" doesn't stop there! Anyone can participate in "Pennies for Poetry" by making a donation to The Frost Place.

Will you please help The Frost Place meet their matching grant goal? Join us in celebrating and supporting National Poetry Month, Robert Frost, and the local businesses within our wonderful community. Please make a donation today.

January-March 2018 Penny Jar proceeds of $89.50 went to...

Tyler Blain House Homeless Shelter

The Tyler Blain House, located in Lancaster, New Hampshire, is a 4-bedroom Victorian home. It is ADA compliant and has the ability to house up to 8 individuals at a time.  

Our program mission is to “strive to make sure every resident of the North Country has access to programs that will prevent an episode of homelessness and provide the assistance needed to secure shelter should homelessness come to pass.”


October 2017 Penny Jar proceeds went to...

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Megan Smith & Family

On Thursday October 6, one of our local families lost all of their possessions when their apartment building burned down.  Megan Smith is a single mom with 2 young children who are now without a home or the basic household items we all take for granted.  We are raising money for them to help pay for a security deposit, first month’s rent, and for furniture and other household items that have not been donated.

September 2017 Penny Jar proceeds of $17.13 went to...

The Batey Foundation

The motto of the Batey Foundation Somos El Cambio reminds each of us that little things are big things. Small gestures create great change. Join us and be the change that educates, heals, builds leadership, opportunity, and resilience for the people of the Batey communities of the Dominican Republic.


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August 2017 Penny Jar proceeds of $114.00 went to...

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“Laura’s Fund” has been created to help children in need in the North Country area and to help an aspiring teacher afford college.

Laura (Crawford) Mulkigian, of Lyme, N.H., passed away at her home surrounded by her family on June 27, 2017. She was a 1st grade teacher for many years at Lisbon Regional School. She was everything a student could wish for; devoted, insightful, loving, creative and smart. Later in her career she became the Reading Specialist where she was equally impactful teaching students the subject she was most passionate about. Laura was dearly loved by the students, their families and staff. The list of ways that Laura made this world a better place and blessed those that were lucky enough to know her are really too numerous to name, but suffice it to say she was truly a person that epitomized God’s love on earth.

July 2017 Penny Jar proceeds of $31.00 went to to....

Gale River Cooperative Preschool

Founded in 2005, Gale River Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit, non-sectarian, cooperative preschool for children aged 3 to 5. It is located at Ski Hearth Farm in Sugar Hill, NH. Facilities include a spacious indoor play area with a wide variety of materials and a fully equipped outdoor play yard and wonderful farm location.
The school is a parent run cooperative dedicated to fostering exploration, play, and the lifelong love of learning. Under the guidance and in partnership with our professional teachers, the parents form a community that encourages caring for all of the children and families, a sharing of ideas skills, concerns, and values.


June 2017 Penny Jar proceeds of $32.82 went to...

WMSI White Mountain Science Institute

Started in 2013, White Mountain Science, Inc. strives to excite kids and teachers with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) knowledge and skills and give them rich opportunities to grow as creative problem solvers.  WMSI (pronounced whimsy) has offices and runs camp programs in Bethlehem, NH.  Otherwise, WMSI delivers programs to students and teachers throughout northern New Hampshire.