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Partner News: February 2019

Hundred Nights benefit event slated for March 23

Hundred Nights, Inc. will host “Spring & Shout - Dance Away Your Cabin Fever with the Tom Foolery Band” on March 23. The benefit event will be held at the Keene Country Club, 755 West Hill Road, at 7:30 p.m. Music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be part of the fun.  
 
Tickets are $45 per person, or $75 for two. Tickets are available at the following Keene locations: Prime Roast Coffee, 16 Main St.; Toadstool Bookstore, 12 Emerald St.; or Brewbakers Café, 97 Main St. Tickets are also available by calling Mindy Cambiar at 603-352-5197, or making a donation at www.hundrednightsinc.org and noting in the PayPal form that the money is for tickets. 
 
All proceeds will benefit the Shelter and the Open Doors Resource Center of Hundred Nights Inc., dedicated to providing a warm and safe space to anyone in need, while helping people to get back on their feet. 
 

Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center looking for volunteers for Neighbors-In-Deed program

Loneliness, social isolation, and anxiety over what used to be simple tasks is permeating the homes of seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans and military family members throughout the Monadnock region. With one to two hours a week, you can provide a lifeline to these individuals who are trying to remain living independently. 
 
The Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center’s Neighbors-In-Deed program is looking for volunteers to provide assistance and companionship to those in our community who are struggling to stay in their homes. If a regular ongoing assignment doesn’t work for you but you still want to help, you can talk to the Center about becoming a handyman or a driver. To learn more about the program, and to see the profiles of some of those looking for help, visit www.MonadnockVolunteerCenter.com or contact program coordinator Jazmin Belcoure at jbelcoure@mfs.org or 603-357-6893.

River Center offering free tax filing assistance, other programs

The River Center’s free tax assistance program is open and IRS-certified volunteers are available to prepare taxes for those with incomes of up to $60,000. The center offers sit-down appointments, but also encourages busy filers to take advantage of its drop-off service. To utilize the drop-off service, filers can take an intake appointment, then leave their documents and return at a later date to sign their completed return for e-filing. 
 
Other programs this season include a rescreening of “Screenagers,” a film about the impact of modern technology on kids’ brains and what can be done about it. The screening will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 5. RSVP is requested. 
 
Safe Sitter will be held on March 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The class will be at the Bond Wellness Center, 458 Old Street Rd in Peterborough. Registration is required. Cost is $65 per student. 
 
To RSVP or learn more about these and other programs, including weekly parenting and play groups, call 603-924-6800 or visit www.rivercenter.us/register.
 

Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center looking for program coordinator

Monadnock RSVP Volunteer Center is seeking a person with a vibrant and engaging personality for their Program Coordinator II position. Ideal candidates will be enthusiastic about growing and nurturing RSVP’s America Reads program, which matches 98 experienced adult volunteers with struggling students in 16 schools and 11 early learning programs, as well as placing volunteers in partner agencies that align with their skills and interests. 
 
Candidates should possess an excellent customer service ethic, ability to multitask, high-level speaking and writing skills, and a strong sense of initiative. Extensive telephone and computer use are essential components of this position. The position requires a minimum of an associate’s degree and three years’ experience in program/volunteer management, community outreach or customer service. Experience working in a nonprofit organization with older adults or volunteers is desirable. The hourly rate is $12.86-$14.67. The position is benefit eligible. This 28 hour/week position is Keene-based. If you thrive in an environment where the work impacts the lives of others, please submit your resume with a cover letter to Monadnock RSVP at 64 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431.