Giving & Receiving

Giving & Receiving…

…are flip sides of the same coin. At any moment, any one of us could need help from a neighbor who we’ve just befriended. The Contoocook Carry Community Fund is only able to help our neighbors because of the exceptional generosity of this community, both with hands-on donations and with financial gifts. Over these many years, donations have enabled the Contoocook Carry Fund to assist many with a winter boost of oil, propane, kerosene, cordwood, electricity and wood pellets.

Thank you to all the businesses and civic groups for their support for the upcoming 2022-23 heating season.

  • Advantage Signs
  • Apple Tree Animal Hospital
  • Ayer & Goss
  • Cilley Veterinary
  • Contoocook Creamery
  • Cowan & Zellars
  • Devine Millimet
  • Excalibur Shelving Systems, Inc.
  • FA Bartlett
  • Henniker Sand & Gravel Co., Inc.
  • Hopkinton Lions Club
  • Hopkinton Woman's Club
  • HR Clough, Inc.
  • KTL Outdoor Adventures Pure Solutions
  • Lakehouse Tavern
  • Marklin Candle
  • Merrimack County Savings Bank
  • Metzger/McGuire
  • MicroDaq
  • Pleasant View Gardens
  • Riverside Pizza
  • Schoch Plumbing & Heating
  • Stockwell Physical Therapy
  • Stone Falls Garden
  • The Everyday Cafe
  • The Yard Fixer
  • Warren Street Family Counseling
  • Weaver Brothers Construction Co., Inc.
  • Yestramski Electrical Services, Inc.

Considering A Sponsorship?

Please call Mary at 603-568-2783

Thank you for giving to our community

Thank you to all our friends for giving support to their neighbors.

Please join our neighbors who have supported us during the the 2023-2024 season. New gifts welcomed.

  • Susan Abel
  • Michael Arruda
  • Judith & Gordon Avron
  • Tracie Barnes
  • Laurie & James Benjamin
  • Sharon Boyle
  • Rebecca Briccetti
  • Nancy Brown
  • Martha Buttenheim & Pamela Minish Buttenheim
  • Nancy Calder
  • Mary Elizabeth & Paul Carey
  • Carol Hooper & Roland Dubois
  • Bruce & Betty Cayer
  • Nancy Jo Chabot
  • Michelle & Samuel Chase
  • Anne & Robert Chehade
  • Jonathan & Diane Clarner
  • Regina Congleton
  • Mitch & Susan Covert
  • Charles Crathern
  • Stephen Crawford & Kelly Heitz
  • Allison Cummings
  • Andrew & Bernice Dangelas
  • Dapice Family
  • Joanne Debold
  • Richard Desmarais
  • Janet & George DeVito
  • Doherty Family
  • Kathleen Donohoe
  • Sarah Dorste
  • Cheryl Driscoll
  • Susan & Bill Dunlap
  • Carol Duston
  • Eileen Story
  • Joni Esperian
  • David & Lorraine Feller
  • Robert & Shauna Fergunson
  • Virginia Friberg
  • Lorraine & David Frost
  • Vicki Frye
  • Joseph & Michaelene Gula
  • Loren Haberski
  • Dick & Shirley Hesse
  • Elizabeth & Christoper Hodgdon
  • Wendell & Donelda Horne
  • Irene Johnson
  • Patrick & Kristen Kaeding
  • Ed & Madelon Kaplan
  • Carolyn Keilig
  • Donald King
  • Walter & Dorothy Kirsch
  • Lucia Kittredge
  • Emma Langley
  • Robert & Anne Lamppa
  • Bob & Jane LaPree
  • Kathleen Lay
  • Marcel & Denise LeBlanc
  • Julia Lefebvre
  • Peter & Diana Lighthall
  • Richard Lugg & Ruth Fischer Lugg
  • Craig MacKenzie
  • Kimberly Mark
  • Mary Leadbeater & Michael Strack
  • Joe & Mary Beth Masci
  • Suellen Mcavoy Peluso
  • Carol McCann
  • Michael McCluskey
  • Linda Menze
  • Amy Metcalf
  • Suzanne & Joseph Meyer
  • Norman Miner
  • Joan Mirantz
  • Charles Morgan
  • Meghan Morgan
  • Anna Moskov
  • James & Jennifer Mullins
  • Leslie & John Murphy
  • Brad & Jacqueline Myrick
  • Sue O'Donnell
  • Richard & Jessie Osborne
  • Sally & Wayne Patenaude
  • Brian & Alicia Presti
  • Anthony & Shirely Quinn
  • Nancy Raymond
  • Reed Loy & Linden Rayton
  • Rory Richardson
  • Molly Richter
  • Ari Richter
  • John & Mary Reidy
  • William & Adrienne Russell
  • Stephen & Elaine Rust
  • Cynthia Salsbury
  • David Salzberg
  • Mark Sawitsky
  • Jeff & Carol Schapira
  • Lyn Schollett & Cynthia Tubbs Schollett
  • Janea Sherman
  • Elizabeth Sides
  • Fem & James Singer
  • Like Simon
  • Myra Slocum
  • David Souter
  • Edward & Ann Spurr
  • William & Judith Stone
  • James & Amy Stone
  • Gloria Symonds
  • Donna & Peter Taylor
  • Dijit Taylor
  • Eileen & Carl Thrower
  • Ken & Catherine Traum
  • Susan Ware
  • John Warren
  • Noreen Waters
  • Chris Anne Wheeler
  • Laura White & Edward Roche White
  • Karen Whiteknact
  • Judith Wood

Considering A Donation?

Please consider joining our businesses and civic groups and families with your tax-deductable donation.

Thank you for giving to our community

Thank You to All Our Neighbors
during our past winter seasons

We would like to thank you for your tax-deductible donations, your wood contributions, your volunteerism, and sharing our passion to help bring some measure of warmth to many who could become overwhelmed during our winter months. All of us know friends or relatives faced with unforeseen crises or events that turn their lives upside down. Additionally, keeping a loved one, an invalid family member, our children, ourselves and our pets minimally warm, both day and night during our brutal winter weather, can discourage even the most self-reliant.

We are all so fortunate to live in rural New Hampshire. You, and so many friends, know that the warmth you provide for your neighbors today, will surely return ten-fold to you in the future. Our Fund will also with other organizations to wrap everyone in our warm, community quilt.

Thank you again for your kindness!

Wood CuttingWood Cutting

We are also proud and astonished at the number of men, women and youngsters (and a few dogs), who in November join us at the Sean Powers Wood Bank to prepare the wood donations for deliveries into the community.

Additionally, neighbors work hard that day creating stacks of cordwood to be accessed by anyone who might need some emergency wood to keep themselves and their family warm throughout the bitterest winter weather.

Again, any of us could need a boost, at any time. Many who have received wood in the past, come out in November to prepare the cords which will help other friends and neighbors.

Others in the community, in keeping an eye out for their neighbors, know who might need some help cutting, splitting or stacking wood. That neighborly eye also notices, in the coldest weather, whose chimney has no evidence of smoke….and steps in to leave a bundle.

This is truly an amazing community.
See more pictures here.

Contoocook Carry raceYoung boy helping carry wood

To Receive…

…a needed boost of fuel, or specifically, some firewood, call Mary at 568-2783 or if you feel more comfortable, you can call Hopkinton’s Human Services or any of our five churches.

How can you help?

If you have some hardwood to donate….try to get the logs to lengths that can be thrown into the back of a pickup and ultimately taken to the wood bank. They do not need to be prepared for firewood lengths. For questions, call Mary at 568-2783.

Join us and help prepare some firewood for our neighbors on Volunteer Day at the Sean Powers Wood Bank on November 12th, starting at 9am. Needed: trucks, splitters, and volunteers. You can see more at

Keep a watchful eye out in your general neighborhood for those elderly, medically challenged or caregivers who are overburdened or overwhelmed. Is there smoke coming out of their chimney? Is there a path cleared from their door to their vehicle? Do they need an errand run? Are they able to stay warm in their house?

Thank you to All….for the Many Ways of Giving to Friends and Neighbors.