Giving & Receiving

Contoocook, NH winter scene covered bridge

None of our neighbors should have to choose between purchasing medicine, buying sufficient food, or keeping their aging parents, or their children warm.

It is incumbent upon all of us to care for those who need our help.

Thank you to all the businesses and civic groups for stepping forward to support the mission of fuel assistance.

(Please join these kind donors. New gifts welcomed.)

  • Advantage Signs, Inc.
  • Alternative Care Home, LLC
  • Ayer & Goss
  • Cilley Veterinary Clinic
  • Cowan & Zellers
  • Dimitri's Pizza and Restaurant
  • Excalibur Shelving Systems, Inc.
  • Foster Materials, Inc.
  • Henniker Crushed Stone, Inc.
  • Henniker Donuts, LLC
  • Hopkinton Forestry & Land Clearing, Inc.
  • Hopkinton Lions Club
  • Hopkinton Woman's Club
  • H.R. Clough, Inc.
  • June Wallace Bookkeeping Service
  • Knoxland Equipment
  • Marklin Candle Co.
  • Merrimack County Savings Bank
  • Metzger/McGuire
  • MicroDAQ
  • Peregrine Design
  • Pleasant View Gardens, Inc.
  • Richard Schoch Plumbing & Heating
  • Stockwell Physical Therapy
  • StoneFalls Gardens
  • Storms Fitness
  • The Every Day Café
  • The F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Co.
  • The Yard Fixer
  • YBP Library Services
  • Weaver Brothers Construction Co., Inc.
  • Yestramski Electrical Services, Inc.

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

(Please join these kind donors. New gifts welcomed.)

  • Edith Allison
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Sherry Andrus
  • Gordon & Judith Avron
  • Richard & Susan Arms
  • Thomas & Roxanne Benzel
  • L.R. Berger
  • Thomas & Karen Berry
  • Rev. Kenneth & Dale Boyle
  • Sharon Boyle
  • Jean H. Buck
  • Anne & Daniel Calder
  • Nancy Calder
  • Bruce & Betty Calder
  • Robert & Barbara Carroll
  • Christopher & Mary Carter
  • Evelyn Chase-Lucard
  • Robert & Anne Chehade
  • Ruth S. Chevion
  • Davis & Sandra Clark
  • Nancy Clark
  • Jon & Diane Clarner
  • Anthony & Marilyn Clough
  • Jonathan & Karin Cohen
  • Mitchell SImon & Susan Covert
  • Michael & Jane Doherty
  • George & Janet DeVito
  • Philip Spahr & Donna Dunlop
  • Lynn Durand & Jane Sullivan-Durand
  • Carol Dustin
  • Beth Sargent & Richard Eichhorn
  • Bruce & Gail Ellsworth
  • Ronald H. Emery
  • Douglas & Rebecca Ewing
  • Eileen Fagan
  • Thomas & Nancy Fellows
  • Richard Lugg & Ruth Fischer
  • Pamela Fortier
  • Caitlin McCurdy & Samuel Garland
  • Nicholas & Loren Gebo
  • Deirdre Gilroy
  • Elizabeth Gilmore
  • Irvin Gordon
  • Marie Gouin
  • Donald R. Greenwood
  • Eileen Fagan
  • Elizabeth Hall
  • Stephen Crawford & Kelly Heitz
  • John Hamilton & Krista Helmboldt
  • Thomas & Peggy Herbert
  • Richard & Shirley Hesse
  • Christopher & Elizabeth Hodgdon
  • P.H. Holmes Construction
  • Roger Horne
  • Garrett & Christine Hoyt
  • Sylvia A. Hoyt
  • Greg & Lynn Hughan
  • Sandra C. Hunt
  • Interact Club of Hopkinton Middle & High School
  • Laura N. Jennings
  • William & Melissa Jones
  • Elene A. Johnson
  • Edward & Madelon Kaplan
  • Clive Kapala & Lucia Kittredge
  • William & Dorothy Kirsch
  • Charles & Lynn Koontz
  • Ronald & Corrine Lajoie
  • Peter & Deborah Lemiska
  • Michael Strack & Mary Leadbeater
  • Clement T. Madden
  • Robert & LeeAnne Madore
  • Brian & Alissa Marks
  • Sandra Martin
  • Suzanne Martin
  • Travis Martin
  • Joe & Mary Beth Masci
  • Carol A. McCann
  • William & Alecia McCrillis
  • John & Deborah McDevitt
  • Kathleen McGuire
  • Elizabeth S. Merriam
  • Malcolm & June Merrill
  • Amy & Michael Metcalf
  • Scott & Lisa Metzger
  • Joseph & Suzanne Meyer
  • Heather & Derk Mitchell
  • Charles & Lynne Morgan
  • Pete & Mary Mosseau
  • Bill & Pamela Mueller
  • James & Jennifer Mullins
  • Thomas & Carol Murphy
  • Bradford & Jacqueline Myrick
  • Noreen Nemeth
  • Gary Nielson
  • Susan M. O'Donnell
  • David & Ann O'Keeffe
  • Derek & Ruth Owen
  • Dean & Elisa Owens
  • Chris & Suellen Peluso
  • Brentnall & Wendy Powell
  • Brian & Alicia Presti
  • Shirley Quinn
  • Nancy R. Raymond
  • Philip Reeder
  • John & Mary Reidy
  • Residents of Park Avenue Apartments
  • Meghan & Jody Reynolds
  • Ari Richter
  • Molly Richter
  • Charlotte Rose
  • William & Adrienne Russell
  • Stephen & Elaine Rust
  • Cynthia & Bruce Salsbury
  • Elizabeth Sanders
  • Jeffry & Carol Schapira
  • Lawrence & Lois Scammon
  • Bryan Pellerin & Jessica Scheinman
  • Cynthia Tubbs & Lyn Schollett
  • Janea Sherman
  • Jeffrey & Patricia Shorter
  • Elizabeth Sides
  • James & Iris Sindelar
  • Thomas & Myra Slocum
  • Margaret Snyder
  • Alan & Susan Sorensen
  • Emily Gula & Elijah Sproles
  • Andy & Amy Stone
  • David & Bonita Story
  • David Souter
  • William & Judith Stone
  • Lynn Durand & Jane Sullivan-Durand
  • Kurt & Elaine Swenson
  • Gloria D. Symonds
  • John Teahan
  • Gregory & Kathryn Thesing
  • Daniel Zapton & Julie Voisin
  • Susan W. Ware
  • Noreen & Edmund Waters
  • Anna Wells
  • Robert & Binnie Wells
  • James Wheat
  • William Wiley
  • Robert & Jill Wilson
  • Kathy Yackinan
  • Mark & Susan Zankel

Considering A Donation?

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

Thank You to All Our Neighbors
during this 2018-2019 Winter Season

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 this small New Hampshire town. 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 work with our churches, our Town’s Human Services Fuel Assistance Program and other organizations to wrap everyone in our warm, community quilt.

Thank you again for your kindness!

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.

Contoocook, NH winter scene covered bridge
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.

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 17th, 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.