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 2019-20 heating season.

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

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

Considering A Sponsorship?

Please call Mary at 568-2783

Thank you for giving to our community

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

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

  • Susan S. Arms
  • Gordon & Judith Avron
  • Frida J. Backe
  • Thomas & Karen Berry
  • Michelle & Brian Bickford
  • Ronald Bisson
  • Amanda Bligh
  • Robert Boon
  • Sharon Boyle
  • Rebecca & Fred Bricetti
  • Nancy & William Brown
  • Jean Buck
  • Nancy Calder
  • Chris & Mary Carter
  • Bruce & Betty Cayer
  • Steven Chamberlin
  • Michelle & Samuel Chase
  • Anne Chehade
  • Ruth Chevion
  • Davis & Sandra Clark
  • Nancy Clark
  • Jonathan & Diane Clarner
  • Anthony & Marilyn Clough
  • Jonathan Cohen
  • Contoocook NH VFW Post 11490
  • Charles Crathern
  • Titus & Dominique Cramer
  • Stephen Crawford & Kelly Heitz
  • Richard & Diane Crichton
  • Robert & Juliana Dapice
  • Joanne P. Debold
  • Richard Desmarais
  • Janet & George DeVito
  • Jeff & Kathleen Donohoe
  • Shannon Donahue
  • Roland Dubois & Carol Hooper
  • Lynn Durand & Jane Sullivan-Durand
  • Carol Duston
  • Natalie Duval & Charles Spalding
  • Richard Eichhorn & Beth Sargent
  • Bruce & Gail Ellsworth
  • Ronald Emery
  • Douglas & Rebecca Ewing
  • Eileen Fagan
  • David & Lorraine Feller
  • Thomas & Nancy Fellows
  • Mark A. Fenske
  • Varel Freeman
  • Kerry Freitas
  • Virginia & Jack Friberg
  • Alexis Garcia
  • Denis Goddard
  • Peter Gould
  • Rose Gould & Robert Queeney
  • Beverly Grenert
  • Emily Gula & Elijah Sproles
  • Elizabeth Hall & Theodore Austin
  • Nancy Heck
  • Tom & Peggy Herbert
  • Shirley & Richard Hesse
  • Efner Holmes
  • Christine & Garrett Hoyt
  • Sylvia Hoyt
  • Greg & Lynn Hughan
  • Charles & Donna Ireland
  • Deborah Jasak>
  • Laura Jennings
  • Irene Johnson
  • Melissa & William Jones
  • Anya Kattef
  • Margaret Kimball
  • Dorothy & Walter Kirsch
  • Angela Klingler
  • Lynn & Charles Koontz
  • Robert & Jane LaPree
  • Mary Leadbeater & Michael Strack
  • Susan & Erick Leadbeater
  • Peter Lighthall
  • Richard Lugg & Ruth Fischer
  • John & Cynthia Madden
  • Katy Magoon
  • Kimberly Mark
  • Martin & Christine Marklin
  • Amy & James Martin
  • Sandra Martin
  • Suzanne Martin
  • Travis Martin
  • Joe & Mary Beth Masci
  • Carol McCann
  • Michael & Gianine McCluskey
  • John & Deborah McDevitt
  • Alyssa McKeon
  • Derk & Heather Mitchell
  • Merrie Beth Moore & Richard Murphy
  • Charles & Lynne Morgan
  • James & Jennifer Mullins
  • Bradford & Jacqueline Myrick
  • Dorothea Navratil
  • Amy & Jim O'Brien
  • Susan O'Donnell
  • Ann & David Okeeffe
  • Derek & Ruth Owen
  • Dean & Elisa Owens
  • Sally & Wayne Patenaude
  • Courtney Peacock
  • Chris & Suellen Peluso
  • William Platt & Paula DelBonis Platt
  • Brentnal & Wendy Powell
  • Alissa & Brian Presti
  • Shirley Quinn
  • Nancy Raymond
  • John & Mary Reidy
  • Meghan Reynolds
  • Ari Richter
  • Molly Richter
  • Ted Roche & Laura White
  • Jack Ruderman & Amy Messer
  • Adrienne & William Russell
  • Elaine & Stephen Rust
  • Cynthia Salsbury
  • Paul & Beverley Sanborn
  • Elizabeth Sanders
  • Richard Sangillo
  • Suzie & Ken Sauer
  • Carol & Jeffry Schapira
  • Eilizabeth Sides
  • Mitchell Simon & Susan Covert
  • James & Iris Sindelar
  • William & Marion Sloboda
  • Thomas & Myra Slocum
  • Alan & Susan Sorensen
  • David Souter
  • Bill & Judy Stone
  • James & Amy Stone
  • Kurt & Elaine Swenson
  • Gloria P. Symonds
  • John Teahan
  • Gregory & Kathyrn Thesing
  • Robert Thomson & Lucy Hodder
  • Ken Traum & Catherine Heath
  • Michael & Catherine Trojano
  • Michael & Janet Ward
  • Susan & Don Ware
  • Terence & Mary Wardrop
  • Noreen & Edmund Waters
  • Donald & Rebecca Weaver
  • Robert & Binnie Wells
  • James Wheat
  • Shawne Wickham & Eric Waldman
  • Robert O. Wilson
  • Philip & Ronnie Wise
  • Daniel Zapton & Julie Voisin

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 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!

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 16th, 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.